nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a foamy, off-white head. Nice, full hop aroma with a good floral background. Also some citrus in there (limes) and a bit of yeast. Decent flavor also, really chewy, but not as good as the aroma. Really well balanced, I would say, but nothing fantastic. Body is a bit thin, but there is a nice full bitter finish. I’m pleasantly suprised.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange/copper with a big craggy off-white head, leaving striped and patchy lacing. Sweet aromas of caramel and orangey hops. Flavor of caramel and toffee malts infused with citrus and grassy hops. An interesting red apple peel note as well. Seems fruitier than other IPAs. Nice spicy finish. Pretty good.
DeaconBluez (4) - Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a nice deep amber color. head is of an off white color. very citusy and piney smell. hints of biscuits and caramels. taste is of sweet malts that gives way to fruity hops. the taste is really well balanced. mouthfeel is somewhat creamy. just the right amount of carbonation. this is an great ipa. i would love to get a sixer of this. would make for a pretty good session beer.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of drewbeerme. Standard ipa orange in color with a small head, light hop aroma - pine and grapefruit - cascade maybe, light malt flavors - the carmel the pine the grapefruit and some hop bitterness. meh, nothing to special.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nov. 10th ’06 Provided by biznizness out in the woods. Solid IPA. Not my favorite ever but it fulfills its destiny in my gullet
GRM (3645) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 355 ml, purchased while tripping to Beers of the World (Rochester) on August 26 2006; eye; amber with orangey reflections, nice white head made up of tiny bubbles, lacing, clear, light effervescence; nose: spruce, hops, citrus, grapefruit, "fresh"; mouth: hops, spruce, very light caramel, finale in hops with a hint of spruce, lightly sweet, milldy bitter, very lightly astringent; overall: quite enjoyable
Bouteille brune, 355 ml, acheté le 26 août 2006 lors d’un voyage mémorable à Beers of the World (Rochester) avec Dum, Ian et Lubière; oeil : ambrée avec des reflets orangés, petite mousse blanche, dentelle, claire, légère effervescence; nez : épinette, houblon, citron, pamplemousse, frais; bouche : houblon, épinette, très léger caramel, finale en houblon avec une pointe d’épinette, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, très légère astringence; en résumé : bien aimé
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Pours a clear orange with a huge head. Good lacing. Aroma of earth and pine hops, with a certain astringency. Taste has balancing sweet maltiness. A little apricot. Very good IPA.
Nephilium (1645) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great session IPA. Dark amber in color with very low carbonation. Nice long palate with a sharp hop flavor. This is one to keep stocked up on.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice heady copper pour. Nose of apricot and navel oranges. Well balanced, medium body. Mild carbonation, well done, with a touch of vanilla in the finish. Great balance. This beer doesn’t hold up for sh#@ though, not like an ipa should, anyway. Yum.
jorossian (3) - USA - DEC 24, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love IPA’s and this one happens to be my favorite. A healthy combination of fruity/floral aroma accented with a vanilla/piney backdrop. Just the right amount of hops which for me - a bit on the heavy side but not overdoing it to spoil the complexity. Very rich and satisfying to the pallet. Yum.
I’ve been pleased to find this is regularly stocked at Wegmans. Makes me want to go grocery shopping right now.