Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Paper thin white head sat atop a dull copper colored brew. A nice web of lacing formed all the way down the glass. The aroma was spice and pine hops, no real citrus of floral hops to be found. Disapointingly the flavor followed suit. I was hoping for more balance but alas, none was found. Dominated by spice and pine hops with little if any citrus or floral hops to be found. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Not that good.
pbrick (13) - Roseville, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best IPA in the Sacramento area, in my opinion. Great citrus and spice aroma, wonderful medium body and a taste that is exactly what I expect in an IPA - bready sweet up front, followed by a great hop bittering that doesn’t overpower. Finished dry, with a mild lingering bitterness.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap @ Owl Club, Roseville CA. Hazy golden color, weak aroma. Flavors hit both sweet and bitter, but without much balence. Suprisingly drinkable, but not a quality ipa.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On firkin at the triple rock firkin fest 4/1/2006. Worst aroma of any beer that I drank that day, for some reason. Taste was OK. It manages to be both harsh in the bittering hop profile and a bit too sweet at the same time. Unbalanced. Not recommended.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing really wrong with this beer, but nothing outstanding either. Malty sweet and fairly tamed with the hop profile. Nothing really jumps up and bites you ass with this beer. Drinkability is high, but it’s nothing extraordinary.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber, thanks Oakes. hazy deep golden/orange beer with a thick white head. Sweet citrusy aroma initially, with some more intense woody/earthy notes as the beer warms a bit. Aroma is a bit muted. Flavour is surprisingly rich given the soft aroma. Some strong resiny woody cohumulone flavour but also some cascade type flavour as well. Finishes very dry. There is plenty of clean, crisp maltiness backing it up but this is a definitely a hop accented brew. Decent, but nothing terribly new either.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - FEB 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Barclay’s. Clear amber color with minimal white head. Dry, bitter aroma with notes of sweet fruit. Not particularly complex, but not bad either. I’d drink this again but it doesn’t stand out among IPAs.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear pale amber. Hoppy aroma of lychee and apricot. Dryish with slender body and clean mouthfeel. Salty lychees dominate the flavours. Really bitter finish.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour. Expressively floral, woodsy aroma. Bitter, even body admittedly straight from the Brewing 101 textbook but fairly decent quality level. Dry, slightly herbal finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very inconsistent beer. when its good its great when its bad well you get the idea. Huge hop bomb nose great upfront bitterness and citrus, the bitterness just linger and lingers. toast and bread malts with a good dry finish.