SSSteve (3927) - - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy pale orange. i wasn’t too impressed with the aroma which i thought was a little drab. flavor was much better with a nice hop addition and enough malts to balance it out.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
opaque dark yellow, wispy white head,
sweet orange and citrus aroma,
sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of creamy citrus character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy yellow/orange appearance. The aroma consists of hay, lemons, and oranges. The flavor is somewhat bitter with a very lemoney flavor. Not very complex for an IPA but it will work in a pinch I guess.
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 I’ll get a chance to try it again. 5/3/5/3/10/2.6 Crappy beer.
waolsen (1369) - 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 (2574) - 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 I’d 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....