scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
RBSG 06 - Amber, no head. Nose was faint grapefruit, pine, and even lighter florals. Fizzy citric bitterness flavors throughout. Everything remains very light including the body, carbonation and bitter finish.
hopscotch (8372) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can... RBSG2006... Clear orange ale with almost no head. Fruity, earthy nose with notes of grapefruit and pine. A hint of licorice. Woodsy, malty flavor with almost enough hops for balance. A bit strange and difficult to describe, but not unpleasant. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. Weak, anti-climactic finish.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can Copper with no head, looks almost still. Nice floral-citrus aroma but a bit boring. A fairly light IPA bitterness is not forward enough and the palate is very watery.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Courtesy of Sledge Jr, RBSG 06. Golden, reddish hue; clear. Not even the slightest show of head. Spicy, hoppy nose - but with a surprisingly light mouthfeel, almost watery. The aroma suggests much higher hop levels. Ends crisp, with a short clean finish.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear amber with a whereíd you go head. At first I smelled some hops, but now, nothing. Very sweet flavor, almost like strawberries, some sourness, but not bitterness. Finishes like margaraita mix. Not a good IPA.
kramer (4366) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz can, via BA swid. Pours a clear copper with a small fizzy soda-like head that vanished immediately. Aroma is balanced between piney hops and caramel malts. Flavor is lightly bitter with some toasted and light caramel malts. Finish is short with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. The finish is just short of sticky. Overall, pretty bland and forgettable, but it was drinkable.
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin head with little retention that sits atop a beautiful amber liquid. No lacing to speak of.
WOW. Thatís a whole lot of hops. I never would have guessed from the name that this would be all hops like this. Wonderful citrus and leafy hops.
As the score I gave it suggests, the taste is a bit weaker than the smell. The hop taste is there but a maltiness comes through first. It then dries out with some hops and finishes a little metallic.
Itís smooth enough but leaves something to be desired.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 10, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(16 oz can: Obtained 06-May-06 in trade with Otter, thanks Jeremy!) Not exactly the most flavorful IPA Iíve ever tasted, this one is pretty stingy all around. Itís way too light on the hops for an IPA, and though the moderately sweet and toasty malts start off pleasant, the flavor fades fast into a thin and watery finish. Somewhat tealike in flavor, it also tastes a bit chalky and dusty, perhaps a bit of orange citrus as well. Orange citrus and plastic in the nose, so maybe itís a good thing this beer isnít very aromatic. Light-medium bodied with ample carbonation when first sipped, both fall off fast. Orange-amber color is nearly transparent. When poured, no more than a filmy layer of head is generated, and that quickly and fully dissipates, leaving no lacing. A well below average IPA.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to EBOATS! Poured a very thick amber with a fizzy and creamy head. Nose was grapefruit man. Very sticky nose, hops, hops, hops. Wow, taste is very light compared to the nose. This is fruity-hoppy dry and a bit bitter. Out of a can, great experience.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
CAN from eboats Thanks!
Pours a thick, bubbly amber with a fast diminishing head. Aroma predominantly orange, but a bit of sour grapefruit in the background. Flavor is very orangy, with floral highlights and watery grapefruit. Palate is a bit on the thick side, but just barely. Overall, a nice "lawnmower" style IPA. Iíd drink more, for sure-- especially on a butt-ass hot summer day.