Velkyal (319) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
the American hops slightly over power the beer, and there is a slight solventy taste lingering in the background. Pretty easy drinking though not inspiring.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours reddish amber with a little white head. Nose is hoppy- grassy and floral. Medium body that is a bit watery on the taste til the finish which is grassy hops. Pretty average IPA- not disappointed but not impressed.
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark amber with a frothy white head.
Sweet citrus malt flavor with a smooth finish. Cant tell anything else.
My first IPA. I liked it.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber color that is a bit cloudy, with a creamy head that leaves very good lacing on the glass. The aroma is nondeScript, with a bit of graininess and a light malt sweetness. The flavor is underwhelming, with no outstanding hop presence, only a dull earthy bitterness (that is not entirely pleasant) contrasted by a light caramel sweetness. The light and tingly carbonation is pleasant, and there is a nice smooth finish.
adrian910ss (2541) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep coppery amber with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of tangy malt, hops and grains. Taste of tangy malt, grains, hops and light citrus.
Kavu (3695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is bitter with some fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits and mostly hops. Decent.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
orange/amber pour with a fluffy white head.. Aroma is sudsy and floral with a bit of sam adams bottle tang stille evident. Flavor is more soapiness with some bitter bite at the finish and some grapefruit as well. Almost there, but suffers from the Sam Adams syndrome of mediocrity
pumpmaster (1343) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Very good.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale golden yellow, nose is mild with hops, taste is mild with hops.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2011 Bottle: Pours a clear orange with a medium white head, fresh grass and hay in the aroma with a bit of orange and pine, starts and ends bitter, medium bodied with playful carbonation, a nice surprise from SA.