JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Russian River - Golden-amber color with a light head. Aroma is dominated by sweet citrus hoppiness. Flavor is a nice citrus hop, sweet mix of goodness. Some light and sweet malts here, but mostly just solid IPA. The way all IPAs should be - perfect malt/hop balance for a regular IPA. Vinny is a genious with this stuff!
pinkzambia (1390) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: Clear gold with a sticky lacing. Almost a molding hop compost pile arom, but not bad. Interesting, distinctive. Great blunt bitter baseball bat to the tongue with a slightly tinny aftertaste. Yummy, quite enjoyable.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the Toronado. Light amber body with a thin white head. The aroma is all wicked strong grapefruit. The flavor is much the same; big grapefruit flavor with backing malt and good bitterness. Medium body that seems more alcoholic than it is. All around a classic big west coast IPA.
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 GABF 2006-Huge C hop aroma, almost chewy. Piney, citrusy, bitter flavor. Yum.
500ml bottle, dated 09/30/08. Aroma of honey, pine, citrus (tangerine), and resin. Smells great. Golden orange color with a slight haze and a wispy head. Steady carbonation. Lots of aggressive, resiny, piney hops right off the bat give way to more of the same along with honey and citrus. Hops sting into the finish. A west coast IPA, to be certain, but I long for some of the gentle hops flavor of its lightly big brother PtE.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a clear burned orange with lively carbonation and big creamy head that dies into sheets of lacing. Holy moley the smell! Smells like a bag of the world finest reefer! Or big juicy piney hops! Taste is nothing but the finest hops, so juicy, so piney, so delicious! A little malty balance to make this a masterpiece. Medium in the mouth with good carbonation and an awesome bitter hop finish. Sessionable? I wish I had this on demand to session. Honestly the best IPA Iíve had to date
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Consumed on tap at Toranado. It poured clear deep gold with bright white head and decent lacing. The aroma is medium in strength consisting of grapefruit citrus hops. It is pretty fruity in its citrusiness. The flavor is solid grapefruit hops beginning with both bitterness and mild sweet grapefruit hop flavors. It then becomes more and more bitter into the finish.
glennmastrange (2125) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Light caramel note for the malt, heavy note of orange/grapefruit and pine for the hops, and a light smell of dough and musty for the yeast with apple and wood in the background. Head is small, creamy, white, has excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is a clear amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately bitter, then the very long finish is moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily/creamy and has a carbonation between soft and lively. It finishes astringent and very dry and crisp. This a fantastic IPA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Date: 10/13/2007
Source: Brewfest, GABF
Appearance: clear dark gold, frothy dirty white head,
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma,
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing citrus hops, light bitter finish provide perfect balance,
Words: south bay
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy off white head,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with tons of citrus hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hop flavor and bitterness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
jefcon (1304) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Bad ass stuff. It smells like a cathedral of hops - noble, genteel even, but very, very serious. A weighty IPA, it hides all of its astringency with a blast of hops upon hops uopn hops. Grassy, lush, citrusy, with a dark malt backing - like a canvas for great art. This beer is really an achievement.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2007. The best IPA I sampled @ the fest. Strong hop character, much like a IIPA w/out the malt to back it up. Just pure hops. Momma like.