RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle via trade with Ty5592. Aroma: Pleasant pine and floral, with a light orange/citrus/ Some Light caramel and malt. Appearance: Amber in color and clear. Off-white head was full and foamy with good retention. Good lacing. Flavor: Some light caramel and maltiness up front with a light honey note. Pine, floral, and citrus hops with a strong grassiness into the finish. Dry finish. Light bitterness was pleasant and didn’t linger too long. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: A drinkable and enjoyable IPA, but lacking anything to separate it from the competitors.
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer starts with the hoppy flavor of most IPA’s but continues with a sweet, floral taste. The finish is not as hoppy as most similar beers and in my opinion could use more hops. Even though it is not a very hoppy IPA, I think it is well done.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
lightly hazey, amber body with medium sized, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is farily malty, lots of caramel, brewad and toffee, some grapefruit and floral hops. The flavor is fairly sweet, lots of toffee, tea, some citrus hops. Medium body, soft and smooth. This is a very lightly hopped IPA, i wonder how old this bottle is.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Deep amber orange in color with nice 2 finger head. Big hop nose with citrus presence. Medium bodied & a well crafted IPA. one of the better East coast IPA’s out there.
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 (3768) - 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