Oscbert (1012) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
~Little to no head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Light goldnen color. Looks very appealing. ~ Smells like light hops. Smells good.~ Carbonation has a soft tingle.~ Light hoppy taste, could stand to be stronger in hops, but I enjoy it. Beautiful burp aftertaste.~ On sale at Belair for $12.99 case of 12.
Probably won’t buy this beer again.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"My First" IPA. Barely a hint of hops, and a very watery finish. Definitely pass on this one.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to say that overall I was surprised by this beer. Coming from such a larger brewery, I didn’t think that it would be able to deliver the flavor profile it did. To me this is a typical, though slightly tame, IPA. If your bottle is going to be like the one I got, it’s worth trying.
bigcat03 (206) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Clear orange/amber color with a 1 finger soapy off white head. Nice lacing left behind. Big malt aroma along with fresh grass and some citrus. Mostly piney hops to the taste with a little grass and malt thrown in for good measure. Pine and bread aftertaste. Medium body with light carbonation. A good hop presence, but lacking in the character department. Balance the pine with something else!! Good session beer.
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Not a very flavorful IPA, but perhaps it would serve well for those wishing to get into the style for the first time. Certainly a drinkable session beer.
RERATE: I really enjoy this beer. It is not as flavorful or complex as say Dogfish Head, Smuttynose, or Stone, but it is every bit as well-made. A very clean and smooth beer. Very enjoyable. Definitely a starter beer for the high quality IPA category.
BigMilly8 (384) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From tap at tasting : Pours a cloudy light yellow. Big huge foamy and rocky white head. Slight hoppy aroma and taste, not very much though. Not a good ipa at all.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 Tap in Solvang, CA. Golden with smallish head. Sweet flowery and a bit skunky hoppy nose. Flavor has hops, but not overly bitter. Some sweetness. Pretty easy considering it’s 6.5 %.
congener (9) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2007 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great aroma. Bottle pour with small intial head. Color clear golden/amber.
EithCubes (4744) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating number 1400. Bottled 082807. Sweet fruity nose - rush of grapefruit and other citrus, mild pine with somewhat exotic lychee-ish notes. Neon-orange body color, really quite strange, with a soapy beige head. Taste is sharp and bitter, fruity with a bit of bread coming through in the aftertaste, but the effect is most tropical on the whole. Hops are decent but not complex, taste is robust, body is a bit thin but definitely not watery. I’ll have to agree, much bolder than expected, and good as far as daily session+’s go, but in the end, doesn’t really reach far past average.
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 The aroma is herbal and slightly skunky. Nice smooth flavor, but nothing too exciting. It’s not super-hoppy; I wouldn’t really call this an IPA.