bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Liquor Max. Pours a darkish, hazy amber with a reasonable off-white head. It has a resin aroma. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is piney resin. Could be a touch of roasted caramel. Mostly hop. Keeps on being hoppy to the finish and beyond. Seems to go a bit floral, but the resin persists. A really tasty IPA. Love it.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense pine/minty/citrusy/resiny nose. Dark amber color, slight haze, medium thick head. Burnt caramel and pine flavored cotton candy sweetness, balanced by a massive bitter wallop. Medium carbonation, full body, warming alcohol fresh cut pine tree finish. An all around great malty and hoppy IPA. Could benefit from slightly more carbonation to cut through the body, but very enjoyable.
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. Taking a break from compiling my GTMW beers with something at home. Hell, I had to sip it out of the can right away. Got a nice mouthful of scrumptious hop bitterness. Just one sip gave me a little bot of gas return. Pours great brownish amber with gold highlights, big foamy IPA head. Got this in April, despite being well canned, the hops have settled somewhat, leaving mostly a light piny bitterness. Taste is a refreshing smack of hops, just right for any hardcore hophead. Lighter carbonation gives it a bit of a cask feel that makes it go down just fine.
gringo332 (529) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piny, floral hop aroma. A little citrus and musk but not to over powering. Dark, clear, golden orange, beautifully carbonated, thin head with persistent bubbles. There is a very sharp hop flavor up front, but then it mellows in to a smooth bitterness. It’s rather refreshing. I get a lot of citrus, it has a nice dry finish. Very lovely, drinkable beer.
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this IPA!!! Pours a copper color with a light head that tries to hang on. Nice lacing on the edge. Great citrusy aroma from the hops. Very smooth with a well balanced hop flavor. Nice gentle mouthfeel. Good bittering on the backside!
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the kind of IPA I am looking for. Beer pours lightly cloudy dark honey color with a totally retained off white head that produces copious lacing. Aroma is very appealing with lots of juicy, crushed hops, grapefruit and more grapefruit. Flavor follows the aroma with big juicy grapefruit flavors. The grapefruit is omni-present as it should be, but there is a malt prescence lurking in the background provide a hint of balance. This is IMO delicous!
djd07 (3282) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a copper amber with a medium creamy off white head that lasts awhile leaving behind good sticky lacing along the glass.The aroma is a strong pine hops with caramel and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a piney hop taste with grapefruit and a nice bitter finish. A very good IPA from SKA.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can into a glass
Big hop aromas that lead to a bitter flavor with a good sweet hop backing.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
drank right before Dynamo-DcUnited kickoff, 7:30pm ... .. Pours a medium copper .. . medium-large head, lacing is fab .. . lots of apple, pine, dirty molasses, and squirrel hop turds in the aroma .. . very easy stuff to drink, lots of cascade makes this dreamy! .. . this might get me in trouble tonight if Houston doesn’t play well... can’t wait for the cans to show up, this is the best SKA regular indefinitely! .. . waiter, there’s a fly in my flannel...
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUL 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Raleigh Times. Bartender told me that this was a fairly tame IPA so I was surprised when the nose on this thing was extremely rich with citrus hops and floral notes. Taste was perfectly balanced for my style of IPA drinking. Hops were very strong, yet not in an overly aggressive way. Drank strong and finished strong too. Classy brew.