MJGG (913) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 12 oz. Arômes invitants de houblon américain (résine, agrumes). Robe ambrée assez foncée, belle petite mousse qui tient bien. En entrée de bouche, un malt caramel bien présent se manifeste puis cède la place à une amertume de houblon américain tranchante. L’alcool réchauffe légèrement la finale. Très amer, mais l’amertume est très bien intégrée à l’expérience globale.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with an off white head. hoppy aroma of pine. Taste is of hops then malt. has a dry taste at the end. O.K. beer.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed 4/14/2009 (Bottle):
Pours an amber brownish colored body, fizzy and clear. Huge head, thick and creamy looking, foamy. Very lasting too. Sweet bitter hop aroma. Some pine but not off-putting. Softish mouthfeel. Good piney dry taste. Some grapefruit. Makes me want another, drying. Somewhat sweet, bitter aftertaste. Very tasty. Very balanced taste, just enough hoppiness.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. I’ve had a few of these before, but never felt like the time was right. Tonight, we dance. Amber color with a lasting white head. The aroma is hoppy with citrus and light pine notes. Maybe a bit of mango for good measure. The flavor is quite hoppy with a light caramel malt balance. The hops shine here though, and the bitterness just outdoes the malt. Good stuff. Medium bodied and smooth. Good shit for the most part. Nothing spectacular, but a solid IPA and I am very gad that this is coursing through the SN veins. The first couple of times I had this I thought that it was overly harsh and metallic, but it is quite smooth this time. This is sooo much better than St. Ides... Hop cleansing achieved.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber,creamy beige head,tiny intense bead.Piney nose.Big dry citrus hop profile,lightly cat pissy.Lasting hop end tends toward citrus.Great lacing,decent body
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An ornage/gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Nice citrus hops dominate the nose. Flavor is very well balanced with malt to carry a very nice bitter finish. Medium bodied with very good carbonation. A beer I liked very much.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma has a touch of malt, grapefruit, and some pine. Nice body, oily mouth feel, and incredibly bitter. Solid IPA. I liked it.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Ordinary aroma, but pretty nicely textured and balanced in the mouth. While it’s "just another IPA", it’s definitely a bit above the curve.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours golden-orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma similar to SNPA but stronger, with more malt and piney hops. Flavor starts with sweet caramel malt and finishes with citrus and piney C-hops. Mouthfeel is fairly lively with hop oils more noticeable than in SNPA. Good stuff.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aromas of floral and pine notes. Firery orange body when held to light with good head and lacing. Citrusy flavors along with a good dose of dry hop bitter. Chewy sweetness present to off set the dry bitter. Good Brew.