LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear medium red-amber color with a big, long lasting off-white, fluffy head that leaves immense lacing in the glass. Aroma is of nice malts, fruit, pine, grass, bread, and light spice. Taste is of lightly sweet malts and robust hops well blended with bread, grass and pine. Ending is lightly sweet with citrus notes. Medium bodied, crisp and well carbonated.
Slipstream (2042) - USA - APR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2010 An IPA in the Sierra Nevada style. Nicely bittered and flavorful, with a bit of apricot taste in with the hops. A fine IPA, and a nice addition to the Sierra Nevada lineup.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden brown with a creamy thick off white head. Aroma is nice fresh hops with a grapefruit kick and some backing caramel malts. Very sweet aroma as the hops are especially sweet and and the malts just accentuate that. Flavor starts a bit subdued just a bit of floral grassy hops with grapefruit and a bready malt. Gains a bit of citric bite mid swallow followed by some heavy pine in the finish that overwhelms the balance and lingers without giving way to anything else. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Very hoppy and overwhelmingly so to the point of losing the balance compared to the regular pale ale. Still a nice IPA but not as drinkable.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a deep golden body with a sticky, lacing off-white head. Smells of citrus and some pine hops. Taste is citrus and pine hops with some honey. Nice bitter finish.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Oh thank god a decent US IPA! this is what it should be crisp, clean, refreshing and a pleasure to drink! pine needles, and citrus followed by a really good bitterness i love it! man this is tricky....i need to taste Stone IPA, TWISTED HOP IPA, armageddon and this one to see which is the best....anybody wanna volunteer the beers for a taste off?
Beerman6686 (4427) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a darker amber color with an off white head. Aroma contained lots of perfumey and floral hops. Flavor was much the same, a bit too floral for my liking, wish there was a bit more citrus and pine flavor but oh well. very drinkable as well. For the price and ABV, this is a very very good IPA
scoth (513) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear mahogany, with a thin beige head, good lacing. Smells of pine, grass and citrus. Medium-thin body, slightly dry and crisp. Subtle caramel malt and apple flavors, with a big grapefruit and fresh grass finish. The strong bitter finish fades quickly into a nice medium-bitter, long-lasting aftertaste.
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange amber color with a huge off-white head that dissipates slowly. Very long lasting sticky lacing.
Nice aroma of "wort". A little mix of malt and hops.
Earthy / piney hops, toasted malts. Not a lot of complexity. Nice balance leaning toward hops. Not very sweet at all.
Medium bodied beer with a crisp slightly dry texture. Moderate carbonation.
Pretty good drinkability. I prefer a little more sweetness and citrusy hops.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours translucent golden amber with an off-white foamy head and a nice pine and citrus aroma. Flavor of herbal hops with an oily resin character. Balanced hop profile, without much malt backing. A bargain for the price.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours crystal clear amber with a quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is primarily pine resin and some citrus. The flavor is piney and citrusy hops, plenty of rough bitterness, and just a touch of malt. No sweetness to speak of, and a pretty dry finish. This is a great IPA for the money.