tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from swoopjones. Plenty of sticky caramel and resinous hops on the nose. Cut grass and dusty leaf pile as well. Pours full, clear copper with a thin white head leaving spotty lacing. Flavor is quite dry and dusty. Grassy and hay hop flavor. Bitter and firm on the tongue with a lingering dusty bitterness.
jgb9348 (5432) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sllightly hazy orangish tinted amber coloured body with a very thin white head that fades fast. Aroma of fresh floral and sugary hops with plenty of caramel yeast on the nose. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppiness up front - more of a dry hop - with a larger malt backbone and plenty of odd floral and grassy notes following soon behind. Aftertaste shows some hops, a bit of malt and a large bunch of flowers. Overall, a good IPA - a bit less hoppy and more rounded (but thatís what most East Coast IPAs are), but good to sample! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 25-December-2007.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, from secret santa, shared with NachlamSie. Pours cloudy orange with floaties and big beige head. The aroma is bread and spicy hops, maybe some lemon, and some odd sweetness. The flavor is adequately bitter, with some planty and spicy hops and very bready malt. A bit estery and unclean, but not necessarily in a bad way, just not a way that I particularly care for.
NachlamSie (3170) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, thanks Tronraner. Pours a cloudy amber with a very tall light tan head. Some floaties are noticed. The nose is full of brown leaves, caramel, tobacco, and something something odd that reminds me of packing tape. Upon taking a sip, I ascertain this is malty IPA with the hops apparent most as a residual sting on the palate. Not much distinct flavor is imparted, though it is a reasonably bitter brew. A lot of emphasis is on flavors of caramel apples, tobacco, and some meat. This is definitely an English leaning IPA. Itís all right.
glennmastrange (2566) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of caramel and nutty, hop aromas of pine and light notes of broth for the yeast and cherry in the background. Head is small creamy white that has good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is a hazy tan/orange with a few tiny particles. Flavor is lightly sweet and moderately acidic to start, and moderately bitter and a little salty in the long finish. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and finishes dry and astringent. A little one dimensional in taste but all in all a good drinking IPA.
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a brownish orange with a deep haze. Big ole white head and lots of lacing. Aromas is bright with citrus and pine, some maltiness. Flavor is citrus hops and a bit grassey, but retains a good malty balance.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Murky bronze color, thick white head and sticky lacing. The nose is earthy with a bright pine and grassy character, some light fruity malts, but a yeast and grassy hop character. The flavor is balanced , nice bitter note and a clean malt body. Tangy sweet tail, full finish, good.
IndianaRed (3430) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange amber with a huge head. A bit of a gusher. Big bitter piney hop aroma and flavor. A bit overpowering on the bitterness as the other flavors are not as noticable. Malt body is a bit thin. Tons of carbonation, felt like holding a 9V battery to my tounge.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a very good IPA. Full body with a nice long finish that makes you want anothe rsip. Color is warm and the brew is great for a cold winter night. My first try of sly fox and I like it.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper with tannish head. Aroma is malt dominated and slightly buttery. Flavor much the same. Big diacetyl character setting in. Some residuel sweetness and not much else. Bottles from 2 different people, both fresh and rating hasnít changed.