Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at capones. Pours a golden body with a small white head. Lots of hoppy aroma and flavors, pine, citrus, resins with a big rusty mouthfeel. not bad.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Phillybeer2112. Cloudy light gold pour. Big citrus pine aroma with a nice caramel malt base. Thick chewy hop resiny taste with lots of earth grass and citrus. Has a big bitter bite, very good ipa.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a small off-white head. The nose is very sweet with hops, citrus, and caramel. Comes across the palate very hoppy up front. Not overly bitter, but very sweet. Overall a well balanced IPA similar to "New Belgium’s Mighty Arrow". Very smooth finish.
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a beige head. Super heavy carbonation. Aroma is very sweet with hops, citrus, and caramel. Taste is very hoppy up front. Not overly bitter, but very sweet. Not much substance after the initial hop bite. Light mouthfeel, that goes down smooth. Tasty and easy drinkable, if not underwhelming.
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Got this one cask-conditioned at Three Cellars in Milwaukee. Got some hop presence but not much. So thin it’s almost anorexic. The finish is very bitter but has no other hop presence.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks PhillyBeer2112! Copper color with a thin white head and a little lacing. The aroma is of citrus hops and some malt. The malt comes through a little more in the flavor. Some slight toasted flavors with a hop precense that seems lacking against the malts. Not bad, but not great.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy PhillyBeer2112. Pours a very lightly hazy, golden-orange color with a small, swirly, off-white head. Minimal, spotty lacing noted. The aroma shows a cardboard-like, stale graininess with a strong wheat presence and old, citrus and floral hops. Flavors are similar, sweet caramel malts and dry cereal grains being accompanied by a mildly bitter orange and floral hop presence. Medium bodied, with light to moderate carbonation, there is a dry, biting astringency that lingers on the finish. This one didn’t impress.
PhillyBeer2112 (2729) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy theisti. Amber color, light foamy head. Lightly hoppy, bits of citrus and pine. Light palate, very easy drinking. The wheat lightens it up a little. Mild bitter finish with a lingering grapefruit hoppy flavor.
WeeHeavySD (3367) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz old via trade. Pours light orange with a bright white head. Nose has light hops. Taste is sweet with a lot of citrus and big pine. Tastes better than it smells.
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - from trade with pepperford - I think the bottle may have been a bad one. Opened with no psst at all. Poured and the tiniest wisp of carbonation created a "head" that wasn’t really even a head. Nose was muted and not really even there. Decent balance, I guess, on the palate. I couldn’t get too many hops on this one, so maybe it wasn’t supposed to be this way. I will re-rate if I can get my hands on another bottle. However, the one I had was very dissapointing.