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.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is pretty clear amber color with a medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is hops, floral, pine, citrus. Taste is pine, floral, grapefruit. Palate is medium, with a tart, crisp finish. Pretty darn good.
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.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear rich amber pour supporting a medium off white head with modest lacing. Very fruity and floral aroma followed by a smooth grapefruit dominant flavor with plenty of malt and touches of vanilla and caramel. Well balanced with a healthy dose of hops. Clean, hoppy and fruity finish.
Arayaga2 (2130) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Nice hoppy aoma, but a little faint. Taste is pinier and less sweet than I might have liked, but an altogether decent product at $2/12oz
Nephilium (1702) - 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.
freekyp (1949) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 The nose strikes an emminent balance of resiny hops, lemon, and caramel malt, and this is one of those times that the nose is actually strikingly similar to the flavor. While hops play a crucial part in the flavor, the slightly sweet maltiness balances things through to the finish. A lingering fruity hop character lays on the tongue for a while at the end. Mildly carbonated, this beer takes a nice stab at the British style of IPAs not altogether common in the USA "big IPA" market. A great pair for a charred burger.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tremendous IPA. Had this in the woods out of the variety pack and was impressed with all of the ST beers, not the least of which was this one.
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.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Shadey. Smells is of piney hops. Pours a nice golden color. Taste is pretty standard, with a nice hop profile. Balance is very good, and the finish is smooth. Nice IPA.