ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Toronado. Murky orange color with a whispy white head. Pine and grapefruit nose. Great malt balance with a pleasent hop bitterness. Notes of oranges, pine and malt. Slightly metalic aftertaste.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bittercreek Alehouse in Boise, ID
Light pellucid rust color, maybe bourbon. Thin light sticky head, decent lacing. Nose of fresh wet earthy hops and toasty caramel malts. The flavor has a light burnt edge that comes from the vegetal hop bitterness and the moderate (but sparsly used) roasted malts. A touch of alcohol. A bit of chewy hop resin in the finish. Overall not as drinkable as I was expecting but plenty fresh and tasty. A bit much of lingering bitterness as the pint wears on.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head was spare with not very good lacing. It seemed to have a bit of an bitter after taste, but all in all a decent beer.
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Nice lace but not an overwhelming head. Good flavor, but Iím not sure it deserves the ratings its getting. May just be me, but itís definitely a good beer.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Had this one at Sean Bolanís(Bel Air).Great hoppy brew that is basically an IPA.Good fresh aggresive hops.Damn smoky bars! This would have been ten times more enjoyable at home.11/28/2008> Picked up a bottle today. LAME! Must have got the only bunk bottle on the face of the earth! Hops are sorta there, mostly malts with some tingle(of hops) Smells off, cause it’s obvious, it is! At least I know why I was pissed today ever since I purchsed this bottle. I just want to add that Seirra is prob my fav brewer overall but...
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Najaís. Very floral and hoppy aroma. More like an IPA than an American pale ale. A little bit of malt comes through in the flavor, but it is most defenitely dominated by the hops. A very well done beer.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Papago. Nice floral, hoppy aroma, pine needles like just after a rain in the forest. Grapefruit notes really come through also. Very crisp clean hop flavor. Some tiny spices notes are thrown in the mix at the end of the palate. Dry and do I detect some malts trying to get through to the aftertaste? Yes, mmmmm....thank God itís harvest time.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, with a flowery nose. Finished clean with a light/medium palate. A pretty good beer.
fordest (2137) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Co. Very Green and floral. Piney and grapefruity. Much more hoppy than most APAís. Aromas and flavors were high gear hop machines. Very tasty stuff.
tennisjoel (1271) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grassy Aroma. Nice Hoppy flavor. Malt comes through as well. Well balanced. Solid!!