MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Indy tasting Dickís 96th - Aroma is sweet malt, carmel, and hops. Pours clear orange with no head or lacing. Flavor is much hoppier than aroma but otherwise matches. Palate is sticky and tart. This is a nice ipa and I would like to have it fresher.
canary dog (697) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 A very sharp and refreshing IPA. Plenty of fresh hoppiness and lingering bitterness. Sometimes the sharpness of the beer lends itself to be somewhat unbalanced, but overall a very fine IPA.
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden amber. Nose is hops, citrus and small bits of pine. Flavor is much of the nose, with hoppy bitterness, and the pine coming through a bit more in the flavor.
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2006 Pourrs amberish bronzeish, with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by citrussy hops, with a bit of malt sweetness. Flavor is dominated by piney and citrussy hops, very bitter. Not a ton of balance, so it doesnít get into the class of great IPAís but being very hoppy and bitter means it isnít half bad.
jason (1734) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very hoppy aroma, I love that smell. Very crisp and clean. Appearance has a very generous head with enough suds too stay till the end, very pale amber look. Flavor is a little bitter but not too much, hoppy with slight malt aftertaste. Very smooth with a decent palate. Good IPA.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
slight hazy golden hue. Aromas of straw, wheat, and piney. Medium/thick bodied with a flavors of pine, honey and a light sweetness.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle.. copper pour, small white head. sweet malt aroma with some pine and citrus notes as well. sweet malt flavor and a dry bitter hop finish . light and a bit thin but easy to drink . good IPA
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Nice malts and a lot of citrusy hops, a big explosion of oranges and grapefruits. Nice mouthfeel, highly drinkable.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is nice copper amber with a thin dense tan head that laced well...huge yeasties...smell is citrus and pine, but Iím getting a lot of bready sweet malt too...taste is slightly malty at first, but very strongly bitter...nice...
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is dominated by hops. Piney as hell. The flavor is full of strong bitter hops with a bit of a thin finish. Extremely piney beer. Iíd love to try a fresher version of this one.