Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice color when poured. It has a great alc balance when you breath the beer after you drink it. Love the bitter hops on the palate. The aromas and flavor have a citrus note. The body is smooth and complete. The smoothness is better than the Regular SN Pale Ale.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber in color, with a dingy white head. Very floral aroma, pine notes, citrus, herbal notes. Flavor is dominated by citrusy, bitter hops which are accompanied by sweet honey malts. Very interesting balance. The flavor is somewhat floral. The beer has a strong medium body, and a biting snappy finish.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber color with a thick orange-tinted head. Hops-dominated aroma of pine, tangerine, and melon. Flavor is fruity (orange and grapefruit) and bitter, but is balanced by a touch of caramel sweetness. Finish is dry and bitter, but the bitterness is moderate, and is not overly aggressive - and I mean that in a good way. Lots of lacing left on the glass. Very nice IPA - I really enjoyed this. (12 oz bottle)
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark orange color with a small, thin beige head. Smells of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. Tastes of citrus and pine, along with a woody taste. Followed up with a nice bitter kick towards the end. Very nice IPA.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured semi dark clear gold and made a two finger thick frothy white head. the body is the color of a white zinfandel wine and is clear with slight small bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. there is decent thin lacing around the glass. it smells of white wine grapes, tangerines, and pine sol. it is medium bodied with a nice bitter aftertaste taste at the tip of the tongue and has moderate carbonation across the palate. the palatabilty is pretty nice for an ipa and people who are not used to this style would probally enjoy this beer.
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden to pale orange color with medium sized white head and good lacing. Not at all as hoppy aroma as I expected. The aromas are very smooth, flowery, fruity and herbal. Lemon verbena, grassy, a hint of tobacco and bitter oranges. Sweet toasted and biscuity malt background. Medium body with a clean bitterness balances up the alcohol and malt perfectly and ends in a crisp and dry finish. Finally a grassy, nutty and herbal hop bite that begs for another sip. Net really as big and assertive as I was expecting, but instead seducingly beautifully balanced and refreshing. Not a single technical fault in this beer whatsoever.
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Good looking beer with a dark amber color and a huge pillowy white head. Strong aroma of sweet raisins and grapefruit. Starts sweet with some honey but then quickly adds a big kick of hops and a long lasting bitter metallic finish. Just too bitter and one sided in the end to be really enjoyable on every occassion, unlike its more popular cousin.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange color with white head. Intense pine and citrus aroma. Rich malt flavor balances lasting bitterness. Nice beer
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours an deep orange with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly. The aromas are apricots and pine. The flavors are pine wood, apricots and bread. I really liked this one. It was kinda sweet at the beginning turning to dry at the end with a great hop finish. Cheers!
sweetgoodness (19) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a big aroma, but nice lacing and creamy head with a clear amber appearance are promising. Sweet apricot and a hint of floral hops give way to a great bitterness that coats the tongue and lingers on the edges. Reminds me more of a floral dry-hopped ESB than an american ipa but I’m definitely not complaining!