TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
strange rhubarb, flowery aroma. Looks great in the glass:pours a cloudy golden orange, white head. Fruity, malt balance and a bitter finish, with some alcohol.
chadje (187) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a good creamy head. Very citrusy scent and taste. An average IPA.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fresh clean piney field aroma,little hint of cabbage,all in all ,very fresh and pleasing,taste bellows of spicey hopping,a distinct but not overpowering bitterness,some creamy caramel malt taste floats around,but the swallow always finishes orange hop bitter. This IPA hits the corners of the plate on all phases,very good IPA
Theis (14304) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Nye Trols, Malmø - shared with Mette. Cloudy amber - white head. Grape fruity, grass, pine, toasted, light sweetness, cactus, nice hoppy, orange, peppery. Classis American IPA.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009
Appearance: fine , thick hazy amber gold ale with lighter white top.
Nose: fresh citric hops , pine , guava with sweet amber malts. Good.
Flavor/Palate : Bitter front with softer malty follow up. Quiet drinkable ale. Refreshing clean finish. Citric late end.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried some at a beer tasting. Interesting flavor, very prominent grapefruit smell and taste to it in a good way. Tasted like the the bitter of the grapefruit was married to the bitterness of the hops. I bought a bottle for further investigation.
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy, mucky yellowish orange brew that produced a huge white tit above my glass. Leaves lots of messy lacing. The aroma is of tons of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, pine, ok malts. the aroma is pretty interesting but I’m not sure if this is in a good way. Pretty floral as well. But there is an odd smell that I’m thinking just smells like tropical fruit that has been sliced up and has sat in the open for longer than it should. Something else almost gamey. The taste is ok at best - there is nothing wrong but there is nothing that would place this above any of the random IPA’s available - stiff grapefruit that leaves my mouth amazingly dry, sweet lemon, weak caramel - however there is a very real malt backbone to this brew - one that just dulls the hop attack enough to make this chuggable. Light medium bodied or less, forgettable mouth feel - very unspectacular. Finishes with lots of grapefruit bitterness and then just vanishes from your mind. More sediment than I would want from this style if I want to be a cosmetic bitch about it. A very uninteresting IPA albeit totally drinkable. But if you like a good bitter after taste this gets that done for you. I’ll end up with an overpriced mini keg this summer, I just know it. It’s just so plain - yea, I’ve had alot of West coast IPA’s and I like them all, including this one but why would I spend money on this? This would be one of my last IPA choices. A Rogue failure in my eyes mainly because it is so damn boring. Just buy anything else.
joergen (23277) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö.
Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, bread, grass, hops and pine needles.
Fruity flavour of grass and hops with notes of pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity for the style. Lots of tropical fruits that got a bit too cloying by the end of the pint. Still a very drinkable beer with good hopping though. Missing that extra omph to make it something special
BVery (7877) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
TAP: yellow/gold, clear pour. Not a huge nose, more soapy than spice/floral. Taste is pretty good, but not as well balanced as some of the better IPAs (Two Hearted, etc.).