Saarlander (1677) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A gift from my friend Jason, whoís cousin received it on a flight! In a bomber, Nice! Mellow drinker for an IPA, but this sample was fresh, and lots of nice hop flavor, with that said, its an easy drinker, without a "Hopbomb" flavor to it, very balanced, and enjoyable, Thanks Jay!
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the Oregon Brewers festival poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy no visible carbonation orange brown colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of crisp hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oregon Brewers Festival 2007
Amber in color the light hops where funny for the aroma. The beer had a very light malt build that did not help the hops. This was a weak IPA flavor.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral hop aroma backed by caramel malt. Something of an apricot color with a white head that filmed while lacing strangely. Medium bodied, almost creamy. Mild carbonation. Floral hop, maybe a bit of citrus, with mild caramel sweetness. As the sweetness goes, the finish is hop, hop, hop. This is great.
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank this beer in Bert Grantís pub. He is the godfather of microbrews. A scientist and contractor for major breweries, he petitioned to repeal old prohibition laws prohibiting breweries from having a tap room. He is said to have carried a vial of hop oil around with him for the weaker beers he drank.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled on 8/5/06: Pours a hazy copper bronze with a big, clingy frothy and over-carbonated cream-colored head. Fresh piny, resiny hoppy aroma has a touch of drier pale maltiness. Body starts with a foamy, lightly sweet dry malty character turning more earthy and bitter toward the crisp finish. A decent IPA, done fairly true to style.
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought this IPA was out of control. Mabye because I havenít had an IPA in a while, but donít get me wrong I love IPAs. WAY too hoppy even for an IPA, I couldnít taste anything but the floral - piney-citrus hops. This was right up there with the hoppiest beers Ive ever had, not exactly my cup of tea, but hopheads go nuts, youll love it.
bru (3) - USA - DEC 5, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle. Good initial hit of hops, but itís an unbalanced brew. Rather than concentrating on the balancing of hops, too much malty/caramel accent to it. Good, but not great.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a tremendous off-white head. Big hop foward aroma with nice notes of citrus and pine. Hop flavor with a fair amount of pine. Big flavors but nice balance.
IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 On Tap at Snipes. Thick long lasting off white head. Aroma was more citrusy and fruity than the pale. Moderately bitter and more citrusy again. Soft very smooth palate with a easy carbonation. My 100th IPA (including doubles) and it wasnít bad Nice.