mmmbeer (1202) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(From 8-3-08 sampling, thanks to who shared with everyone!) Transparent orange yellow in color, white ring around the glass for a head, hops and earth on the nose. His the mouth with a high-light body, hops come in the middle and last to the finish, a small tangy note on the finish. Pleasureable.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin and lacy white head. Medium-to-light body and moderate carbonation. Grapefruit, floral and resin aroma. Sweet taste of caramel and oranges. Crisp finish. Nice stuff.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy bright golden amber with a big fluffy white head that hangs around for quite a while leaving big clumps of lacing. The smell is huge on floral and citrus hops - grapefruit and pine just jump out of the bottle when it’s opened. The taste is hops galore with grapefruit stinging the tongue with bitterness up front and pine resins lingering on the palate at the finish. There is a hint of the bready hop background, but the hops steal the show here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and sticky with hop oils. This is one of the best IPAs I have tasted and especially enjoyable for hopheads like me.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is orangy as fuck. All of the good IPAs seem to have the same hop profile. All fucking oranges. Some malt complexities- okay, I lied. All fucking caramel and orange.
Taste is orange, some bitterness, well, a lot of bitterness, but creamy and smooth.
Finish lingers like nobodies business.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. I love all the warnings on the label to NOT age this beer! Bottled on 070908. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a large sized white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, grassy, floral green hoppiness, with some toastiness. Tastes of citrus, pine, a little earthy, with very light caramel in the background.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear orange body with small white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grass, herbs, and earthiness. Flavor of citrusy hops and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish. A tasty IPA.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fairly clear gold orange, with a thick, foamy white head. Smells of fresh, crisp, juicy citric hops, with some subtle grapefruit adding some balance. The flavor is smooth and crisp as well, with a nice balanced hop presence, although pretty strong for a regular IPA. Pretty sharp hop bitterness in the finish and lingering aftertaste, with traces of that grapefruit citrus showing up as well. Nicely done IPA, which is no surprise coming from these guys.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 Sample at O’Brien’s in San Diego. Pours a deep bronze color with a medium thin downy white head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Pine and lemony citrus aroma. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with pine, hops and citrus flavors in varying degrees. Some malt is present as well. The finish is hoppy and resinous with a lingering bitterness afterward. Not much to complain about here.
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits in SF. Light amber color with a minimal white head. Citrus and pine aromas over somewhat roasted malt. Medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is mild malt and primarily citrus hop. Some light stone fruit seems present. Finish is very clean. So tasty it could be a DIPA, but rather than run of the mill it’s an exceptional IPA. I’m enjoying it.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Thanks to Bman1113VR for the bottle! Bottled 7/9/08. Slightly hazy gold pour, fluffy white head and excellent lace. Citrusy/ piney hop aroma. Clean, chewy, and resinous mouth-feel. Light bodied and quite refreshing. Loads of citrusy hop flavor. Bitter & dry finish. Lingering flavor of nectarine.