Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/bronze color with a beige head. Mild floral and piney hop aroma. Flavor of citrus hops and some malt. Finish is some what hoppy. Above average.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours with a small white head and is a golden orange in color. Aroma is very faint with some bare hints of citrus. Mild citrus flavor comes through but little in the way of any lingering on the palate.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is spice and even some florals making way. Flavor is a mild spice bite, but i cannot find those florals anywhere. Not very complex, but it is refreshing. A straightforward beer.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours golden orange with a quickly diminishing fizzy head. Aroma is of pine, hops, in a slightly metallic sort of way. Its flavor is again of hops, a little citrus, and a bitter finish, but not too bitter. I think this is very drinkable, and also very affordable. This is by no means the best IPA, but its better than a lot of other beers that you can get for the same price.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange with a red tint. Clear with a thick white head. Much lighter than other IPA’s. Refreshing pine forest, almost minty hop smell. Some spice as well. Not much flavor. Sharp bitterness with just a hint of hops (this an IPA?). Some yeast and malt to finish. Eh - not very good....
Aquilo (596) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is very mild. Hops and vanilla. Golden honey-blond with a thin cream colored head. Flavor is mild. Too mild for style, but I kinda like it. Goes down exceptionally smooth for style.
Suttree (5768) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange, with a white head. Aroma of, uh, beer, I guess. Flavor of beer, as well. It’s beer. If you can’t tell, it struggles to hold my interest...
twoskylights (11) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly straightforward hoppy aroma with traces of honey, dandelion and citrus. Invitingly amber and gold appearance...let’s enough light through to look refreshing, but has enough color to indicate substance. The head was pleasing, nicely dense and very white. A thin but notable layer remains on top even after the main one has burned away. The flavor was disappointingly skunky and sharp. It smooths out a bit after a few sips, but I find it a tad aggressive. Probably best with a perfectly paired food. The finish is as you might expect: hoppy, fairly dry and clingy.
Floback (548) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Hemingway’s. Appearance of honey/amber with tight lacing even on my frosted glass. Not much aroma to speak of, some slight floral hops. Flavors provide a crisp and clean hops presence, lite fruits, subtle caramel malts, crackers, oats, bread. Lively carbonation and medium body--slightly thin for the taste. Very easy to drink, though. I enjoyed this beer; it actually enhanced the disappointingly bland food that I ordered. After a sip of this, I could taste the rosemary on my roast pork, Finally!
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some IPAs strike a perfect balance between the malt and the hops. This one, unfortunately did not. Some heavy bitter pine/citrus aromas were accompanied by a thin mouth feel and a nasty bitter back end.