1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via my secret santa Summer 2006. The beer pours to a clean copper orange body with a thick fluffy head that is fully lasting with a gorgeous lacing. The aroma is caramelly grapefruit with a little vanilla. The flavor is more malty than hoppy and bitter. Sprucey... very sprucey. Buttery caramel. The palate is very clean. Perhaps too much so. I would expect some lingering bitterness or oilyness but there is none. The flavor leaves quickly. I was kind of let down with this one.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a maroon color with orange highlights that has a clear body and leaves a thick tan head that leaves this beer quickly. The aroma is very faint, some caramel sweetness, and a weak presence of hops aroma. The taste more than makes up for the smell the taste is fantastic, starts bitter with a blast of grapefruit quickly followed by a smooth balancing of caramel and a nice crisp tartness to round out the flavors. The finish is soft and sweet but leaves you with a memorable bitterness bite.
CamdenD (1161) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one tasty IPA! Big floral hop-nose, beautiful reddish haze color and nice malt balance makes this beer a truely enjoyable one. Leaves a nice aftertaste as well. Drink it, don’t read this.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet citrus and floral hops aroma. Sweet floral hops flavor with some caramel in the background.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice ruby-mahogonoy body with a light ivroy head. Nice aroma, but very delicate, hops are present but malts dominate leading to a sweet smell. Definatly a malted IPA, as they are the most present component of the taste. Nice bitter, smooth ending.
Miksu (5038) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper-amber color. Floral, citrusy and raisin-like hop aroma. Rounded bittersweet flavor with floral and citrusy hops. Bittersweet finish. An oxidised bottle.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty standard, yet slightly above par IPA. Nice hop notes, mixed well with a nice maltiness and little else to really seperate it from the rest.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another one from the southern teir Sampler pack. Hops dominate this beer but it is complex enough to inculde many differnt undertones in both the aroma and the flavor. Great beer on a hot day.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color with minimal head. Excellent citrusy, floral hop aroma with just a note of brown sugar. Flavor is big lemony, orangy hops up front fading to a sweet malty finish.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent IPA. Aroma is awesome. The aroma has hops, honey, and a fruity sweetness comprised of orange blossom, raspberry, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor includes some crushed aspirin, vanilla, carmel, and grapefruit with some orange. Not bad but not overly impressive either.