grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a bunch of floaties and a small head. Aroma is citrus hops. Nice flavor, nice sweetness and not too bitter.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a particulate laden hazed straw yellow with a monster head that looks like it will linger and cling; head becomes like whipped cream on a late. Were it not for all the floaters, the appearance score would be perfect. The aroma is citrus hops with some sweetness. The flavor is of sweet malt foundation with some grapefruit and pine to balance it out. The palate is creamy and the carbonation restrained. Overall, this is another fine beer from these guys!
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz from Zipps in Minneapolis, MN. Pour is cloudy, hazy yellow gold with a solid rocky 2 inch head. Visible floating particulates, nice unfiltered look. Aroma of fresh bitter hops. Smells like fresh hay. Taste is more hoppy than expected, nice soft bitterness and earthiness. Palate is chewy, and fits the flavors nicely. Bitterness lasts. I really liked this one, good IPA.
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 can’t 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 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, 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 IPA’s 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.