Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Growler) Courtesy of aspidites. Clear, amber golden with a dense, off-white head leaving laces. Discreet, citrusy aroma. Medium body, a bit low in carbonation, with a discreet malt sweetness. Dry and fairly hoppy finish. This needs a bit of sophistication to be truly great. 290307
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale golden color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Slightly swetish malty bitter hoppy citrus flavor with some piney hints. Has a long hoppy bitter citrus finish with a bitter aftertaste.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: October 18, 2006
Appearance: muddy orange, whispy white head
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: nice big hop flavor, lots of citrus character, well balanced sweetness, lasting bitter finish
Date: July 07, 2009
Score: 3.3 to 3.7
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal aroma with lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, big citrus and sweet tangerine, plenty of balancing bitterness that stays out of the way of the hop flavor
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
bhensonb (8997) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Amber color. Nice citrus aroma. Flavor seems more a mix of citrus & pine. Just excellent.
Ratman197 (7631) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a bottle in Nov. 2006: Pours a slightly hazy golden bronze with a thin covering of wispy white head. Has a fresh piny hoppy aroma with semi-sweet caramel malty notes. Body starts with pale malty sweetness, some citric orange fruity notes and balance of flavoring hops. A nice IPA.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Draft. Medium golden beer with little head. Fruity hop aroma. Citrus and pine resin flavors with some grassiness and malt backing. It’s not going to displease IPA drinkers, but it doesn’t stand out.
Batches can be a bit variable, but bumped it a little as later batches are tasting much better.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Schooner’s Brewery/Restaurant in Antioch. It pours a clear gold with white ring of foam. There is a nice grapefruit citrus hop note that comes right at you out of the glass. It’s not only grapefruit but also a “sweeter” aroma of ripe orange wedges. The thick mouth feel for an IPA ushers in both sweet grapefruit and orange citrus hop flavors that slowly give way to more and more hop bitterness. The increasing bitterness may be due to the mild malt sweetness subsiding into oblivion. Nice offering.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Copper caramel color, light white head and tons of sticky lacing. The nose is bright and grassy, some wood (pine) and grapefruit; earthy hops along with the lovely pale malts. The flavor is cobbwebby and sticky, nice wood and caramel. California style for sure with that bright robust dry hop in the nose and sweet simple body. Very sticky long tail with a candy note at the end. Excellent.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of aspidites. This rating probably does not do this justice, but I will probably never have this again and I really enjoyed it. Orange golden. Extremely floral IPA with hints of grapefruit, oranges, etc. Nice big bitterness leaves room for some light bready/pale malts. Lingering floral hoppiness. Under rated.