Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear amber gold with a tan head. Well balanced caramel malt and grassy hop. Dry, bitter finish. A bit one dimensional, but it does what it does well.
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rusty orange pour with a reasonably lasting beige skin. Nose of lavender, toffee, and fruit bubblegum. As it warms, a truly offensive suggestion of dried pus on a used band-aid kind of envelops the rest. Tastes mildly of citrus with expired inferences of buttered toast and wet wood. Finishes with iron and chlorine treated water. A mist of floral shampoo disseminates quickly after swallowing. Coating. Palate is medium bodied and somewhat chemical, which is hardly a surprise at this point. Drinkable and even reasonably refreshing, despite its rather major flaws. These would likely be tempered quite a bit if consumed extremely fresh. Let’s emphasize extremely. Thanks Jason!
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Immy. 22oz bottle. Pours clear amber color with white head. Aroma and taste of malt and hops with lite bitter after taste.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance : Clear amber with bubbly creamy top.
Aroma: Sweet, bitter-sweet hop malt dance. Not to complex, some fruity hints found sitting together with medium dark malt.
Thin bodied, mineral, green hop character. Shallow base. Average bitter wet hoppy ale.
LinusStick (2919) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best balanced IPAs I’ve had to date. Aroma of grassy hops with some grapefruit. Pour was a beautiful burnt orange with a nice 2 finger white head. Taste was deliciously hoppy but not kill your taste buds hoppy as some IPAs tend to be. The malt in the beer immediately balances out the hops explosion to perfectly round out this near perfect IPA.
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle @ Coles IPA fest Buffalo NY. Nothing real special here, one of my least favorite of the day. Malty medium grapefruit hops here. maybe the competition was too much for this one
mabel (7015) - 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 (5148) - 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 (1452) - 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