kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: August 23, 2009
Appearance: clear orange, creamy white head, sticky drippy lace
Aroma: sweet tangering aroma enahnced by crystal malts, touch of peppery pine
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of earthy dryness, sweet orange, touch of bitter citrus rind, light biterness leads to a long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium amber, a tad darker than other IPAs. Makes me think it has an ample malt backbone. Nice lacy head but the beer itself is rather cloudy. The aroma is very appealing with notes of light fruit (apple) and citrusy hops. The taste is similar except the malt comes through solidly. Pine resin (simcoe?) in flavor. Mouthfeel is bitteringly dry and full enough to call it a double IPA. Definitely balanced to hops rather than malt (as it should be for an IPA), but the malt backbone is there. Nice job!
Tejas (868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty darn solid ipa. Possibly a daily drinker too. Plenty of bitterness, smooth and flowery too. Ok malt backbone as well.
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Falling Rock. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head and nice lacings. Quite sweet with some bitterness. Heavy hoppy aromas with a hint of grapefruits. Light malty notes. Medium to full bodied. Medium to lively carbonation. Some residual sugars towards the end. A bit too sweet, but still good.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - bold, floral with mild caramel undertones;
Appearance - deep amber, fluffy, laces well;
Flavor - balanced front, strong hop back, long citrus finish;
Palate - smooth for the style;
Overall - unique, complex with varying ranges in taste.
jkwalking05 (3641) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright red orange color with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Aroma is of fresh hops, caramel, light grass, citrus, and a little mint. Taste is heavy in hops and grass.
Cavie (3753) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red pour. Wow very hoppy smell. Wet aroma that borders with heavy scents. Almost a double taste. Not balanced but interesting.
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours beautiful transparent copper with small white head. Aroma is delicious apples and pine. Scrumptious blend of fruit and melon with bitter but short finish. Delicious. Better than expected. Definitely worth a try and has a kick-a$$ label.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright rudy tinted amber color. Taller near creamy light taupe head. Big grass and grapefruit aromas. A hophead agreeable nose. A light toffee scent seeps out eventually. Smooth feel. Acidic even in the start, with light unripe fruit and pithy citrus. HInts of grapefruit and sweet grass in the middle. A mild pine sap and herbal in the finish. LInger has a touch of vanilla. Rather unbalanced and rough in many areas.
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark copper pour, fine, off-white head, nice lacing. Nose is floral, caramel, resin. Flavor is toffee balanced by intensely grapefruit hops. Finish is nicely bitter. A very fine IPA.