spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bgburdman9 and Bruno at the Columbus tasting #6.Got some light hops and some slight malt in the aroma.Pours light gold with a slight white head.Almost more malt than hops in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a malty finish.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear orange with an edge of white foam. Very mild with faint grapefruit and orange popsicle. Bitter, earthy, oily and a tad metallic.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared by bgburdman9 at Columbus tasting 6 - Pours bright amber with a short white head. Aromas of grapefruit pine and some caramel. Flavor is grapefruit pine some dough and slight caramel. Light and airy on the palate with medium body and a crisp and clean mouthfeel.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bgburdman at C-Bus 6: Golden orange in color with a white head. Aroma, citrus, and caramel, some grapefruit. Flavor, bready and caramel, some grapefruit, and earthy hop notes. A medium bitterness to it, nothing really eye-popping. Solid brew though.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by bgburdman at C-bus 6. Hoppy-earthy aroma with some citrus. Light golden in color with a decent head. The palate is soft and medium bodied. Very heavy earthy hop flavor, but overall the taste is weak.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Light gold. Very sexy foam. Very nice fresh hop aroma, with citrus and wild fruits. Sold flavor, with a good hoppiness. Nice body. A good IPA!
Orion1800 (53) - Piedmont, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I loved that this ’IPA’ was less hoppy than some pale ales. Despite my love for hops, the taset was very well balanced. You know it’s an IPA, but the hops are so integrated with the malts that the citrusy hops and sweet malts blend well during the initial taste, followed by a more bitter yet still pleasant finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange color with a thin off-white head. Hop foward aroma with notes of citrus and orange. Sweet malty notes underneath. Orange and caramel malt make up most of the flavor. Nice hoppy middle with a fair amount of bitterness in the finish.
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Hopyard poured a clear gold with a small diminishing ivory head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and light pine. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of sweet carmel, orange and a hint of lemon with a crisp bitter finish.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 Had this on tap from the brewery, so it was nice and fresh. Somewhat dark in color and it has the huge Amarillo hoppiness aroma to it that is very nice. Big pine notes with sweet caramel malt backing balances it out nicely. I really enjoyed this.