tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium orange color with large particles floating. A watery IPA with an average flavor. Not much bite for an IPA. Excellent appearance and lacing. Nice muted pine and orange hop flavor with a little dryness on the back end. Definitely no Two Hearted Ale but is an average IPA.
notalush (5235) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at barcade - this was one of the better beers of the night for me - poured nice and hazy - the aroma and flavor were both full of fresh, pine/citrus hop tanginess/bitterness - grapefruit pulp and a lot of orange flavor - sure, some flaws manifested as it warmed, but I made sure to drink it fast, because those hops sure were tasty.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at barcade. Better than the bottle I had out in MN a couple summers ago. Pours a mostly clear light cppery orange and a nice sticky head. Aroma is on the phenolic side- lightly grassy alogn with some piney and citrus cascade like hops- seems cold dry hopped from the phenols. A bit more grass and plasticy phenols int eh flavor with some tacky citrus and light pine needle- orange comes through the most on the citrus with some grapefruit but seems a bit solventy as it warmed. Ok bitterness and a sticky finish.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Enticing hops aroma of flowers and citrus. Hazy amber-orange, full creamy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. The hops are well-developed in the mouth, but the malts are off, a little lactic, husky on the finish. Unremarkable on the palate.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Santorini Taverna and Grill in Eden Prairie, MN. Dark amber in color. Indistinct aroma. Taste of light grassy hops and perhaps a hint of malt. Not all that bitter. Somewhat ordinary IPA.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, ketchup. Flavor is grassy, malty, bitter, not complex and not distinctive. Not awful but definitely not a great IPA.
Rciesla (5499) - 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 (2766) - 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 (811) - 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.