sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of kiefdog.
Pours copper, white head.
Aroma is malty, fruits and grassy hops.
Flavor, sweet sugary, light bitter finish with hints of grapefruits, hints of malts in the finish.
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, tangerines, and pineapple. Bitter hop flavor of grapefruit rind, pine, and fresh cut grass. Clean but bitter aftertaste. This is actually quite good and a very pleasant surprise. An excellent IPA.
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Dark amber. Almost copper coloured. Light foamy head. Light hop scent. Lighter than expected. Hops are intriguing but there is fruit and vegetable flavour with a bit of green grain.
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice looking brew with an apple cider appearance and a smallish tan head. Aroma is citrus with a small amount of caramel. Flavor is also tart citrus and that flavor echoes on the palate. Some pine hop notes settle in a bit later as does some sweeter citrus. Lots of bitterness here, too. A pleasant and creamy feel in the mouth. Much better than their Decadent Imperial IPA. The best word I have for this beer is "alive." Lip up fatty!
CelticBrew (748) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 o bottle compliments of Doboy (thanks Ed). Pours a nice medium amber hue, forming decent off white head of foam. Aroma evident of tropical fruits, hops, malts and ocean water. Flavour much of the same, grapefruit explosion, as hops come in to hammer. Well balanced, tastey as heavy mouthfeel dominates. Most superb IPA beer, I want more.
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours a deep clear amber color with a thick and creamy white head that lasts. Aroma is caramel malt, earth, cannabis, and citrusy hops. Flavor is caramel malt balanced by citrusy/weedy/piney hops. A little pine as well. The sweet/bitter balance is at a perfect level. Palate is medium with average carbonation and some nice hop oils. Well-crafted.
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can... Poured a deep, orange with a thick, white head that retained nicely. Aroma of twigs and dirty earthy qualities with a big amount of hops. I nice tangy citrus character in the flavors with a great malt balance and a black pepper accent to the hoppy bitterness. A solid IPA with a nice bite and even better balance.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange brown color with a soapy white head. Citrus and hoppy aroma. Flavor is light soap and astringency, tons of hops, grassy.
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to kiefdog for sharing a bottle of this modusly good brew. Pours clear deep gold with thin off white head. The aroma is full with pine and grapefruit along with sweetness far off in the background. The taste is fruity with sweetened grapefruit and tangelo and then moving into a citrus candy like note. The malt sweetness is subtle and a bit slick at times. This brew carries plenty of yummy hop flavor and bitterness. Nice! Solid IPA.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Clear copper with fair tan head, some legs / Sweet nose of spun sugar, pine, citrus / Medium body, soft carbonation, not biting but somewhat astringent, with bitter finish / Flavors of spun sugar, cut pine, olive oil, grapefruit, orange peel / A very dry, sweeter, ipa.