EKGoldings (610) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. This is an excellent lighter style IPA .. well, lighter compared to some of the competition, DIPA excepted of course. I really like the balance between sweet malt, bitterness and aroma. Think SNPA’s big brother. Very tasty, I’ll be getting more.
jazz88 (2589) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (rating from notes). Dark golden brown with an off-white head. A nice citrus and sweet hop aroma. Smooth and creamy with a dry bitter hop finish. Mildly grassy.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy, grapefruit aroma. Pours an amber-red haze. The beer is lively. Thin head with some lacing. Creamy malty up front and then bitter and sweet on the back end. The malt and hops are well balanced. The bitters linger a bit. A very good IPA, but have had a few better - 90 Minute and Victory Hopdevil off the top of my head.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney citrus hops on the nose with a grassy earthiness. Pours a pale amber with a thin white head. Very nice hop forward ipa, citrus notes with pine resin with a solid malt backbone. Refreshing IPA after a long night of work!
portableparty (2019) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured into snifter. Aroma is earthy hoppy grapfurity. Appearance is ruby red orange with white frothy head and soild lacing. Taste has grapfurity to earthy tones maybe faint honey which finishes dry. Palate slick watery hoppy feel with dry bitter notes. I really enjoy this beer good solid IPA for under $9.00 a six pack.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy medium orange-brown body, medium dissipating to thin, clumping off-white head. Citrusy hops nose with some pine and grass. Firm bitter, catty, resinous hops body with citrus peel and a toasty malt backbone. Hops and malt interplay create a citrusy sweetness cusped by the bitter, herbal finish. There’s nothing steroidal about this beer; it’s just a crisp, clean, relatively dry IPA.
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer has a nice aroma that seems to fade quickly after the beer is opened. Aroma is citrusy. Beer poors slightly hazy and golden. White head disipates quickly. Taste has a sharp bitterness of citrus but it is quickly calmed by the malt which does not have a strong presence. The Palate is nice but a bit of a strange aftertaste remains. Overall the beer is a nice IPA which is enjoyable to drink
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden-caramel color with thin bubbly head. Aroma is heavily fragrant of hops, sweet floral and grassy. Flavor is hoppy and bitter but not as blindingly hoppy as I had expected. Actually, quite decent with regard to balancing out the floral hop character with gentle sweet, earthy malt notes.
keith0718 (412) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful beer. Powerful lemony hops with a lingering, but pleasant bitterness. At moments, I wondered if the beer was too malty; but overall, I found it very balanced, but perhaps a tad heavy for a session beer. (Great Divide Titan IPA would be better for that.)
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/27/09 on draft at Hopunion. Aroma is extremely citrusy with lots of grapefruit and a touch of grass. Appearance is copper-orange with a very well maintained deep cream head. Flavor is earthy but citrus, like an orange rind, with malt sweetness that balances well yet defenitely comes across as a distinctly seperate flavor. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a medium high carb texture that lingers into a semi-starchy finish. Overall, the balance is lacking to make this easy drinking, but all the components are there.