JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would day that this was a very basic IPA. The hops did not show strong on the nose or the palate. I did not see a true balance between any bitterness on the finish and the sweetness on the front. But the beer was refreshing and not offensive.
dkoonce (906) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Alefest in Columbus. Clear and gold, with a frothy light head and a strong resin aroma. Fairly light, with a resin, almost pine tar, flavor. Finishes quick though.
JNSTEX (12) - Bryan, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like some of the other testimonialís, itís semi-weak as far as an IPA is concerned, But its drinkable...try it-
@ $6.99 a 6 pak ,what do you expect...
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the tap, sampled at a cold temperature in a restaurant shaker glass.
Poured a clear golden with a small foamy white head that quickly dissipated into a fine sudsy lacing.
Aromas of orangey and rindy hops with a light sweet pale maltiness.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dry, thin feeling, smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Tastes of thin sweet pale, grainy malts, a bare, watery hint of butter, a sweet fruitiness along with a little citric rind, the hops are watery too, a bit lost, fruity alcohol, everything seems a bit out of balanced here, and a dry citric, sweet malty finish.
I didnít really care for this IPA, but did go well with the bland tasting Old Chicago hamburger I had for lunch today.
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Decent nose of centennial?? Iím afraid I donít know, but thatís what it smells like... a bit fruity, some zesty pineapple and pine sap scents - nothing too heavy... a bit of a smelly grain component too. Moderately crisp, moderately sweet honey malt flavor with your basic grassy hops but nothing too dank, leafy or complex. A decent beer to drink while sitting on the porch but I think I have ten other easily available standard IPAs Iíd buy over this one.
1FastSTi (3235) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Front Row Fridayís in Orlando. The beer pours to a clean caramel orange colored body with a thin white head. The aroma is fruity with oranges and grapefruit with notes of pineapple and papaya. The flavor is piney, oranges, and toasted pale malts. Decently bitter and drying. Moderate palate.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange-copper color with a white foamy head. Aroma was somewhat sweet with grapefruit/floral-hops present. Taste was citrus-hop, but excessively sweet. Maybe the worst IPA Iíve had.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with huge foamy head, thick lacing everywhere. Aroma rather muted, very faint floral, citrus, and caramel. Flavor is all floral and pine, with dusty biscuity character. Nice mouthfeel, not getting the watery thin character as stated by others. Overall, probably falls under all day/session IPA.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 5/07) Clear apple juice body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some floral, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/floral, some bread, light earthy. Light-medium body. Not bad, but only the ABV approaches an IPA -- otherwise the lack of strong bitterness leaves it in APA territory.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 old rating:
7/3/7/4/14 - 3.5 - out of the bottle
pours a clear pale amber with a small white head, some lacing.
smell is of sweet fruit, caramel, some citrus, some hay and grass in the back.
taste is a tad watery, light grapefruit, some caramel, a little pine, and hops, ends bitter and a tad sweet, becomes more watery as it warms.