mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[390-20070701] Tap @ Coles (Buffalo, NY). Light hoppy grapefruit aroma with notes of body odour/sweat. Clear, orange amber body with a medium-lasting white head. Lemon zest and grapefruit hops continues in flavour, as does the body odour. Medium body is a bit rough. Less smooth than I expected but not too unpleasant.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 Bottle on 07/18/2009. Cloudy orange body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet floral and light citrus aroma. Big citrus and resiny hop flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/7/3/13 - 3.2
07/09/2007: On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown. Clear golden amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet citrus hops and caramel aroma. Sweet grapefruit citrus flavor with a light malty background. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Small sample on tap at the mad Mex in Robinson. Hoppy floral aroma. Color of ubiquitous pale yellow american lager beer. Bitter earthy first taste-bud hit. Like most other IPA. Finish is lingering hopped chewed on grapefruit rind back of throat experience.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber body, white head, fruity nose. Hoppy, nice, not as good at the Mojo IPA I had before it.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Clear amber color with a glorious aromatic hop nose of grapefruit, orange and even some pineapple/tropical notes. A pretty sizeable hop bomb for just a single IPA. A little unbalanced, maybe, with a big grapefruit/pine/aspirin hoppy dominance over lighter malts which leaves some lingering bitter resin on the tongue and teeth. 70 IBUs I think is the maximum bitterness perceivable by human taste buds (?). Nice IPA, but not for the bitter-shy.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Coles in Buffalo. Golden amber, with a small white head and nice lacing. Solid hoppy aroma, with light resiny character. (7+) Solid bitterness to the flavour, light leafy notes to the green moderately resiny hops. Average palate is light on the tongue and quite quaffable. Very nice, but not quite excellent.
chronictonic (463) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Mcmenamin’s Philadelphia. Big citrus grapefruit nose. Gritty bite from the hops - similar to an arrogant bastard but less toasty in the malts. Very bitter flavor - only for true hop heads. Yum!
PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tony Roma’s, Kennewick. Part of Rogue’s John Locker’s prgram. A nice orange color with a very pleasent hop aroma. A citrus style IPA, more on the grapefruit side.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Brick Store. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is piney hops, cereal, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and piney. Fresh juicy hops flavors overshadow the sweet malts. Medium bitterness, that really seems to linger at the back of your throat. Good carbonation. Crisp and sharp taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.
alexanderj (3195) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brick store. Pours a dark gold-orange color; foamy white head. Aroma was really good of citrus hops and caramel malt. Very good. Flavor was similar with a great balance. Very hoppy, but not overpowering.