mabel (6531) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[290-20070503] Bottle (c/o mds, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jerc). Orange grapefruit hops aroma with some sideways alcohol. Hazy with floaties, amber orange body with a big foamy light tan head. Like sucking on a very hoppy pellet, this has a dry bitter orange peel flavour. Medium body. Not pleasantly blended pour moi.
EithCubes (5087) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet grapefruit and Cascade aroma with bready malt. Clear copper-amber pour and soapy beige head. Bitter bready malty taste, dry aftertaste is lightly resiny, dry, and hoppy. Nice, non-intrusive IPA, perfect for hot dogs and hamburgers.
Nephilium (1407) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. This pours a clear reddish amber, with about one and a half fingers of off white head. There’s a slight hop aroma to the beer. The flavor is where this beer shines, nice crisp Centennial hop bite, long bitter finish, and lively mouthfeel. No real lacing on the pint, but this is a very drinkable IPA.
highpoint (26) - lansdowne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow, upon opening, hit with a heavy hop aroma. nice amber color. straw,cirtrus flavor are awesome. perfectly balanced malts, one of my favorite "on the edge" IPA’s. great job
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from trade with whaleman. Good aroma, well maybe I should say strong aroma, a sharp bitterness. Grass, green tea, sourdough, bit of orange & grapefruit. Clean brownish orange color, good head & lacing. Bitter flavor. Not noticing the centennial & cascade much. Big grassy grainy monster. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Well, not one I can get behind. Was real slow going down. Aroma was strong enough and the flavor was big enough. Had some flavor that made me the of some pale lagers. Oh well
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright red-copper body with a huge white fluffy head and sparse lacing. The aroma is caramely with fruity hops but not overly citrusy - tangerine, apricot, etc. The flavour is quite bitter up front - chewy, metallic, and quite fruity. Finishes with a kind of tangy bitterness.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a bright red-copper body with a huge white fluffy head and sparse lacing. The aroma is caramely with fruity hops but not overly citrusy - tangerine, apricot, etc. The flavour is quite bitter up front - chewy, metallic, and quite fruity. Finishes with a kind of tangy bitterness.
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, mds, jerc & mabel - courtesy of mds. Deep amber colour with a good sized white head. Aroma is quite fruity, with strong citric hops. Medium body with a crisp mouthfeel. Flavour is nice at first, with good orange and lemon notes, but it starts to get pretty astringent and overpowering. I enjoyed it to a point, but it was ultimately too unbalanced for me to really get into it.
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is great, a dark pour, nice head, and an aroma that will knock you on your ass. And wow, the flavor just keeps you on the floor. Get it? Ok, whatever, its great, this is a great IPA.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Bottle. Lightly hazy body with a massive fluffy beige head (4+). Good tangerine aroma, light malt notes. Fairly bitter with some very nice orange notes, and a lot of lemon seed character that is pleasant but gets to be too much, and overly astringent at times. Average to medium palate. Quite liked it at first but this would be tough to drink a bottle off me thinks.
<P>2nd Bottle, no notes: Much less bitter and astringent than previous sample, more drinkable, and more pleasant citrus.