tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 22oz. bomber at Lunar Brewing. Used a Czech pils glass to enjoy. Poured mostly clear, golden color, with a light, white, foamy head and lacing. The aroma was a pleasant bouquet of citrus and pineapple, followed in the flavor with a strong hop dryness, and touches of floral and resin. Medium body, good balance, and nice bitterness to finish. Uncomplicated, but straight forward IPA. Next time around, I enjoyed this on tap at Otto’s Bar & Grill in Lombard, IL. Presented a more lasting head, mid-toned fruit sweetness, orange and grapefruit in the nose, and stronger grapefruit in the flavor. Still possessed a solid hop bitterness. Wow, I didn’t realize that this was exactly a 1 year anniversary re-rate!
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the Utah State Store. Pours a bright apricot color with a thick and creamy white head. A sweet aroma of citrus hops, just tons of them. The flavor is full of fresh and bursting with juice hops, some bitterness in the finish, a bit of caramel also. A solid IPA, smooth and tasty.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Public Ale House- Downtown Portland - Nov. 2008: Nice deep orange color, medium thin head. Orange and hops taste. Medkum intense nose. Almost a grapefruit like finsih. Nice and refreshing - round and balanced and you get a nice giggle out of the name- by far one of my favorite IPA’s.
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden copper Aroma = hops. Wonderful cascadian bliss. Flavor is much the same, but far from just a one-note beer. But very good strong hop flavor. Good solid IPA.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting. The picture for "Yellow Snow IPA" adorns the page for its alias, "Integrity IPA" while "Integrity IPA" is on this page. More smooth verification. Anywhat - I picked this up at the Binny’s in Plainfield, IL. It pours a pale, hazed amber body with a respectable head and solid lacing. The aroma is hop leaning - pine resin and pink grapefruit with a touch of the catbox. The flavor adds a light malty sweetness, but the hops carry the day and linger long into the finish. Not bad, but a bit thin for the style.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy peach color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Hoppy citrus aroma with some cat food notes.Bitter hops in the taste... leafy, wood and resin. Some sweetish malts in the finish. Prickly mouthfeel and full bodied.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy orange color with a pillowy off-white head. Nice pine hop aroma with a little sweet malt. Very bitter pine/resin hop flavor with a little malty sweetness on the finish. Crisp medium body, dry and bitter. Good beer, a little more balance and it would be great.
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy deep golden, small head. Rich perfumy pineapple and mango aroma. Dryish with fairly crisp, clean and elastic mouthfeel. Hops is what drives this beer. Notes of syrup and alcohol are blown away by tropical fruits and lingering powerful bitterness.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Off white effervescent head on a transparent gold amber body. Aroma was spruce and orange, slight malt. Flavor was orange citrus, spruce, resin, almost undetectable malt, slightly fruity, and highly bitter which characterized the finish. Not a heavy bodied beer could session with it. I was surprised to see it out here but quite happy.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy, bright gold with a thick, one finger white head. Spotty lacing. Musky aroma of pepper, honey, hay, and dough. Not too much citrus, what there is of it is a candy-like orange/pineapple. Tart, bitter taste at first, but becomes sweeter as you drink. More of a Chinook/Noble hop taste; grassy, some pine, with a herbal bitterness. Sweet yeast and malt combo give make it a more gentle IPA. You get the bitterness, but it is surrounded by a bready sweetness. Leans more into the English IPA than the typical West Coast version from Rogue. Solid mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easiyl drinkable.