SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 in bottle. dark gold with large bubbly head - chunky looking. great hop aroma, mild scent of grapefruit. mild hope resins, piney mild citrus flavor. Green hop finish. palate needs a bit more malt - medium palate. UPDATE 12/2006: Beer of the month club selection from pman. Still like the great fresh pine tree aroma. Smooth, yet has a strong hop content. Very drinkable. Great head retention. I like this much better than my original rating of 3.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle (thanks to buckybeer) poured a slightly hazy pale/gold color with a great rocky head and nice lacing around the glass. The aromas were right on the money with a good malt backing and nice floral piney/citrus hops. Taste had good bitterness that faded to a big hop flavored dry finish.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have really developed a taste for IPAís. I have not tasted one that has been bad. Maybe it is a tough style to screw up. Medium amber with nice fluffy head. Great hoppy pine aroma. Citrus and hop flavor. Nice and refreshing.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle and served in a pint glass: Poured a hazed sunset amber topped by a a huge overflowing frothy head, made me worry about infection. But alas it was likely due to a aggressive pour and bottle conditioning. The nose detects the standard IPA character of pine, grass, grapefruit, and pepper along with biscuity malt and dusty yeast esters. The taste is much more subdued with a nice hop bitterness and hop spice nature over a laden field of pale and crystal malt. Astringent on the edge of the palate but lacks depth and a knockout punch. The bottle appear to be eight months old so that could explain the missing bite. All in all it is an acceptable IPA and worthy of a try.
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light amber color. Aroma was very hoppy with a nice combo of pine and citrus. Flavor continues the trend with nice citrus hop notes and a nice sweet finish.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is nice. Lots of pine hop and a aroma simular to rye. Flavor is not as good as the aroma but there are some hint of hops and the malts come out more in the flavor. Not the best IPA by far. If the flavor was equal to the aroma this would be a winner.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-thanks to vyvvy for this one. I didnít think it was as bad as he did. however, this is just a run-of-the mill session ipa. clear orange with a small sudsy white head. big hoppy nose! fresh passionfruit, green, and lots of character. flavors are not as hoppy as i was expecting from the nose. fairly boring and one-dimensional hop flavor at the finish which became metallic after a few sips. somewhat muddled finish with no distinct flavors. not bad, but not great either.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color with a small white head.Has a huge piney hop aroma.Has a great piney bitter hop flaver with a smooth bitter aftertaste.Very good IPA!
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours lightly hazy copper / orange with a small white head. The aroma has lots of floral hops & no malt to be detected. Medium body (lighter than normal for the style though) with fairly sharp carbonation. No malt on the taste, all hops - this needs some balance to it. The hops are all floral and fairly sharp tasting. Finish gets metallic. Too one dimensional for me.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for the trade. Pours a hazy golden orange amber with an average off white creamy and bubbly head that left lacing and sustained. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, pine, various citrus. Very nice upfront hoppy aroma. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, some sweet maltiness hidden under a bunch of hop bitterness.