pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11-12-07 bottle. Bright cloudy orange color full of sediment. Sweet orange hoppy smell. High bitterness - soapy and a bit dry, but good. Leaves a soapy coating on the tongue - not the best - but decent overall.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin, mostly diminishing white head. Cloudy yellow body with white particulate integration on a grand scale. The nose has plenty of fresh grains but is sorely lacking on fresh hoppiness. Mild diacetyl noted. Clove and marshmallow creme intrigue. Caramel is mild and lacking. The flavor is loaded with diacetyl, a buttery coating atop the mild to medium bitterness. Sweetness is of the same level, too much for the tame body. The finish is moderately bitter and unpleasantly astringent.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent hazy bronze with a spotty white head. Aroma of pale grainy malts and a touch of grassy hops. Starts lightly sweet and doughy with a touch of earthy bitterness and resiny piny hops. Finishes crisp and citrusy with some earthy notes. A decent IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 So this is a new and second rating for this beer that I tried one year ago when it was well you can see below. It was so much better now. Great aroma and taste. The new rating is the score above and not an average of the two. Tap @ Barcade. Poured a hazed gold color with an off-white head. Huge fresh hops. Like sniffing hop cones. Notes of citrus and pine. Citrus and citrus pith flavor. Sweet but it dries out quickly. Very long dry bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Rating from 12/14/2007 Poured a pretty hazy gold. Aroma of butterscotch with a mild citrus underneath. Some caramel malt but covered by the diacetyl. Diacetyl and citrus in the flavor. Bitter dry finish. Light to medium body. Wow so disappointed after seeing the ratings. The bottle must have been a bad one. maybe one day Iíll get a chance to try it again. 5/3/5/3/10/2.6 Crappy beer.
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. hazy golden/copper iwth foamy off white head. light clearn citrus hop, grassy aroma. bitter light bodied. earthy hops, caramel. peppery finish.
lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to tytoanderso for this great bottle
Pours a lovely light, bright, cloudy orange. Nice smell of almost rich wheatiness and floral fruity, candy sweet hops and oranges. Taste is nicely hoppy, orange, and bubbly yet creamy with a satisfying bitterness. Almost a wheaty richness to it. A unique, delicious IPA, that Iíd easily recommend.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is totally bubblegum, sweet citrus, and a touch of booze.
Flavor is bitter and malty, but develops some hop complexities.
Decent, but middle of the road....
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to tytoanderso for the bottle. Hazy amber with a smallish head. Aroma was big time pine and citrus with a touch of sweet malt. Taste bring a pleasant bitterness with a fair amount of apricot. Bitter and dry finish. A fairly good American style IPA.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recommended to me by Joebrew as a sixtel for my kegerator. I was not prepared to commit not having tried it but it was enough to get me to pick up a six pack. Thankfully this brew is made just over the border and so the bottle was notched as brewed in the second week of October just days before I bought it. And boy was this fresh. Typical sharp pine hop but that is where the typical ends. There is a soft sweetness with banana and (yes) gumball on the nose. Was this a wheat-ipa? Well yeah, sort of- there is in fact wheat in the ingredients and it is a brilliant addition that adds a haziness to the appearance and a perfect foil for the sharp hops. This may very well find its way into my kegerator as the perfect summer ipa.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a shaker. This IPA poured slightly hazy amber with a quickly fading, rocky, beige head. Some very light lacing was left behind. The aroma of the beer was made up of orange, pine, and also some sweet, underlying caramel malt notes. The flavor included crisp grassy/floral hops, sugary caramel, and also a touch of toffee. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. This was a really nice beer that was not overly bitter, but still showed a nice hop punch. I guess you could call it an IPA with a sense of balance. Well done!