Lothore (276) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Golden orange with a small head which dissipates quickly.
S- Smell sweet with citrusey grapefruit hops and a bready full character. Not very strong smelling.
T- Taste is fairly typical, not too hoppy, starts off bready and full and moves to deep lingering hop bitterness. There is definitely an off flavor here that I canít put my finger on but which really ruins it for me.
M- Way too carbonated in my opinion, about medium viscosity.
D- I enjoyed this one despite the rogue off flavor and the inflated amount of carbonation.
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy yellow/orange color. Nice head that laces nicely. Sweet and floral aromas, with maybe a touch of yeast. Lots of citrus flaovrs, and a good hop bite to give a good amount of mouth feel. And a maltiness that is lard to place. A very good beer that is not what I would call "to style"
cykyc (28) - USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got on tap at Bulldog NE Minneapolis
Aroma: mellow hops with slight floral hint.
Apperance: Cloudy, orange to golden blonde color.
Palate: medium light to medium body. Medium-strong carbonation on the tongue.
Flavor: stronger hops, bready, yeasty, floral. Hint of malt at the end.
Outside of the clarity and color, it matches what I expect of an IPA. The appearance makes me think more of a wheat beer than an IPA.
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a good but not great IPA,it was a 12 oz bottle with a golden look to it with floral hops and a nice head to it and not that bitter at all it still seemed real fresh but overall not bad at all.CHEERS!
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Wow, this is a crazy IPA. Pours a very hazy light golden yellow with a thin white head. The aroma was flowery hops, with apple and apricots supporting. The flavor was pretty similar with a nice (but strange) apricot bitterness coming through. The finish was not ideal, but in every other respect this beer was excellent.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a hazy golden-yellow color. The head was white with good retention and lacing. Smelled of buttery caramel and flowery hops. The flavor was similar with the addition of citrusy hops. There was mild to moderate hop bitterness that peaked at 4 out of 10. Solid brew.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Hazy amber body with lighter edges. 2 finger thick white head with great lacing. Semi lasting and very sudsy looking in appearance. Good looking IPA. Caramel malts, floral/perfume hops, a hint of citrus and some biscuit dough on the nose. Flavor is pretty similar, amping up the floral hop notes, citrus plays second fiddle here, and there is almost no pine or hop bitterness going on. I just like my IPAís a bit more hop forward and aggressive. Flavor picks up a bit of soapiness as well, along with more sweetness from the malts and dough hints. Medium bodied, average carbonation, slightly slick mouthfeel. Decent.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Degarth.
Pours hazy gold with thin white head. The aroma is a pleasing mixture of orange and pineapple juice and flowers along with fresh wheat bread, toffee and malty sweetness. The taste is similar to the nose. A different tasting IPA for sure with a pulse of pineapple with granny smith apples, citrus notes and some floral hop flavor and hop bitterness. The hops are backed up by a layer of maltiness from toffee, lightly roasted malts and some sweet malts.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a golden color with a lasting head. nice strong hops flavor with a very nice finish. Certainly one of the top IPAs. It does have a high rating, but I am forced to rate it higher. I was very impressed with this one.
WisconsinBeer (695) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color. Hops are aromatic and somewhat citric, without being overwhelming. Sweet malt background. Surprisingly smooth. Good session ale.