sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish-orange with a medium head. Aroma is grainy, caramel, and a somewhat medicinal/herbal hop note. Flavor is full, big rye-bread in the outset, followed by peppery hops which give way to a brighter fruit flavor, lemon zest, pink grapefruit, and a bit of cherry, coming back to a bitter rye toast, and a clingy bitter finish on the tongue and palate. Overall quality is there, this one suffers more from being yet another IPA in a sea of contenders, without doing anything notably different.
JoeTheYounger (1159) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very clear golden nice color with thick white bubbly head. Citrus yet sweet caramel aroma. Taste was hops and lots of malts with a bit of sweet caramel and faint bitterness. Nice balance between the both. Could be more hoppy though.
kwik-lime (1461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not a massive fan of IPAs so this was quite a pleasant surprise. Alcohol was notable but the malt was unusually notable giving a well-balanced beer.
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, bread, fruit, citrus, quite sweet. Taste is of caramel, citrus, light yeast, pine.
travita (4334) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, copper colored, off white head. The smell is hops, caramel, sweet, citrus, and light pine. The taste is sweet, caramel, light hops, citrus, and fruits.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange-red, off white cover. Nice floral, citrus hop aroma, caramel. Taste is sticky caramel, dry bitterness, light spicy. I wish the flavor hops reflected the aroma hops.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good example of an IPA. Beautiful reddish-amber body with a clinging tan head. Grassy nose with just a hint of caramel sweetness. Relatively full, smooth mouthfeel. Grassy hops and a hint of pine is just backed by a caramel, biscuit sweetness. Finishes clean. Delicious!
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours amber with a small off white head. Smells of hay, malt, hops and earth. It is medium bodied with a bitter finish. Decent beer
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well balanced... This beer might would actually be over the top for me except for the fact that the inital blast of flavor somewhat diminishes in the aftertaste. Hoppy, malty and the flavors blend well... very good beer.
Metalchopz (2558) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased in Nashville in a mixed 12-pack of Samuel Adams. Pours a clean dark amber colour with a beige foamy head that creates a lot of lacing. Great hop pine scent with notes of caramel malt. Medium-bodied with a crisp dry finish. The taste has notes of toffee, burnt malt, pine needle hops and a touch of grapefruit. I really enjoy this one, being quite hoppy in all sector and a nice new one from Samuel Adams.