Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle 060607. My bottle says brewery in Portsmouth, NH not woodinville, Washington. Nice amber pour, hazy, big foamy head heavy lacing. Aroma is tops, very inviting citrus bouquet. Strong hops presence but not overboard. Light to medium bodied, very bitter hops burst then citrusy orange zest flavor. Very dry. Great aroma had me excited but pretty much an average IPA at best.
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad ipa, and probably Redhook’s best product. Light hops in the aroma and light in the flavor. Enough to be recognizable as an ipa, but far too light overall. Some malt sweetness.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, mild Cascade hops, and a light pineyness. Taste is light graininess, earthy and lightly citric hops. Mouthfeel is lightly resinous with lively carbonation. Drinkable, but a pretty underwhelming IPA.
bconger (143) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Straw-colored and slightly cloudy. Medium-thin, nearly white head. Pleasent hoppy, wheaty aroma. Nicely carbonated, but lacks any real personality. Notes of hops and citrus are unbalanced due to overwhelming wateriness for style. Palate leaves much to be desired, as acrid, front-of-mouth high notes dominate. This beer needs a smooth basement flavor to level it out. Unpleasant, posterior tongue bitterness lingers for a long while. With that criticism, it is still a drinkable summer beer, but certainly not one that demonstrates what an IPA should be.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sorry hopheads (like myself), this beer is a disappointment. Aroma does have hop smells, but very little after that. Flavor was of a bland IPA. Hops, lemons and grass notes. Just doesn’t come across well, not the best example of a quality IPA.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Blah...terrible IPA. No aroma (some hops but not very strong). Pour was a flat gold with no head. In fact this beer barely had any carbonation. Taste was lemon mostly then the hops come in after you swallow and are very weak. What’s with the lemons? I would like to take a long hammer to this bottle.
theisti (3857) - Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 12 oz. bottle from Zinister. Pour is golden and mostly clear. Nice 2 inch white head. Aroma is nice citrus and floral hop, though somewhat muted. Taste is lemons and limes, and a bit of orange peel tartness. The body is a bit watery, and tends to dilute the flavor to this one. Quite drinkable, just not exceptional.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Coles IPA Festival. Golden yellow body with a small froth white head. Yeasty mild citrus in the aroma with mild floral notes. The flavour has light muddled citrus. Average palate. A let down after getting excited by the packaging. Just an ok pale ale, let alone an IPA.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle @ Coles IPA fest Buffalo NY. Slightly hoppy, slightly floral, slightly citrusy, slightly good
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated 7/14/07. On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Orlando. Medium golden body with a small white head. Some lacing, but not much. Aroma was fairly neutral for an IPA. Some mild hop bitterness, caramel malts and a bit of spices. Flavor was rather bland for the style. Slight bitterness, caramel, flowers and spices all muddles together. Watery body. Smooth finish. Easy to drink, but not outstanding.