thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 12oz bottle) Pours deep golden with nice 2 finger head and good lacing. Nose of really nice piney and citrus notes going on here. Lots of hops. Taste of pine notes, and almost no bitterness, great malt backbone here. Creamy, perfectly carbonated, oily slick, and near perfect mouthfeel.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Whole Foods mix-six cooler. Copper/amber pour with a sticky, off white head that left some nice lacing. Resin, pine and floral notes are quite prevelant. Flavors of pine, some grapefruit, grass and a nice caramel/malt balance. Lingering hop bitter with some spiciness. More depth/character than SNPA.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour with a persistent white head. Aroma- thick malts, piney, grapefruit hops, clean freshness. Taste- piney, citrusy hops, sweet malts, well balanced and very drinkable. Good ipa.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber, with a thick rocky off-white head that persists for some time. Lacing is well above average. Nose is grapefruit, restrained pine, grass, mild perfume, , light spice. Palate is nicely bitter, with the malt background a bit more caramelly than I’m used to with an IPA, but it doesn’t overly interfere with the flavor. Nice spruce and grapefruit-rind character, mildly soapy, not especially delicate or refined, but tasty nonetheless.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a large, frothy white head. Lacing is moderate. Flavors of grapefruit, spruce, and malts. Palate is smooth and then has a creamy finish, with a nice aftertaste that lingers for a few seconds. Tastes of hops dominate and then finishes with a nice bitter taste. Very good session IPA.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear amber with a tall white head very hopy aroma very soapy. Nice flavour a strong IPA. Very good every thing I want in an IPA. Bitter and perfume like really great!
Furseth (2014) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear yellow colour, with a nice head. Aroma is werry fruity, and citric, altso with a nice maltynes i the end. Flavor is creamy citric mouth feeling. sweet Maltynes, and a nice flowery/citrus finish. Medium body. nice IPA.
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from The Rake. Pours amber-orange with an off white head. Aromas of citrus, orange peel, slightly floral. Hoptastic flavours of bitter lemon, herbs, grapefruit, lime. Wow! Excellent hop-laden mouthfeel. Finishes with more hops than a rabbit on heat. Nice!
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely, tangy nose with citrus and candy notes. Pours orangey pale amber with persistent head and lace. Flavour is near perfect IPA - dry and bitter from the hops but with floral and citric notes and a gentle but all-pervasive sweetness underpinning. Or is it the bitterness underpinning? Either way, the balance is excellent and extends long into the finish, getting dryer and more moreish as it goes. Excellent.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
18th September 2008. Clear amber beer. Rich and creamy with a deep hop flavour. Creamy grapefruit that is bitter but not overly so but does lead in to quite a bitter lingering aftertatse. Some marmalde in there too.