ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. pours a brilliant, clear copper color with a very nice, off-white head. Malty aroma with just a note of some floral hops. Very nice IPA with a malty, English style flavor. Clean and well brewed.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 Pours golden with medium lasting head. Hoppy aroma consists of pine and an earthiness. Flavor is dry, malt, pine. Round mouthfeel, good body. Smooth bitterness fades to a clean finish. Very easy drinking. A bit mild though. Might fit in better as a pale ale.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Faded yellow color with a small rocky white head. Lemongrass and a soft orangey citrus hop character in the aroma. Citric metallic hop character dominates the flavor, with buttery tinges. Some malt emerges in the finish, and a slightly sweet softness to the residual hop bitterness and astringency also contained therein. Mouthfeel is a light medium, somewhat dry.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the beer god that is DarkElf... thanks Stephen!!! Pours a clear orange/gold color with virtually no head or lacing. Aroma is very sweet, almost sticky/fruity like and a very mild hope presence comes through. Flavor is very light with grassy, bitter hop hints through-out. Definite citrus towards the end. Very light on the palate and overall a fairly enjoyable beer considering itís straight from beer wasteland!!! Thanks again Stephen!!!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Darkelf. Pours with an orange-gold body topped by a thinto medium thick head withsome lacing. Itís slighlty sweet and malty with a slight metallic note and a slight grassy, fruity hop note. Meidum bodied and smooth.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) I must admit, when this beer showed up on a pallet at the store along with two other "low alcohol" brews from Utah, I figured this beer would be another watery, thin turd. But this is actually real beer! Fruity and very citrusy nose leads the charge -- lots of sweet tangerine and tart grapefruit -- with modest aroma of tea and composted grass in the background, turning progressively more vegetal over time. The flavor is less citrusy, even on the first sip, instead presenting a drier, more grainy and vegetal flavor. As with the nose, the vegetal nature of the flavor increases in prominence, quickly becoming the dominant flavor, though the hoppy, citrusy bitterness remains on the tongue, especially in the more balanced finish. I find this transition isnít at all uncommon with West Coast IPAs, so this Utah beer is following a very familiar pattern for me. Body is medium, so definitely not thin or watery like I was expecting. Carbonation is moderate. Golden-amber color shows a moderate haze and about a dozen streams of small, widely spaced carbonation bubbles. Not a whole lot of head to this beer, the off-white foam rising to no more than a quarter inch before rapidly receding to a filmy layer. Randomly shaped splotches of lace are scattered around the glass. I must say, quite a nice surprise. Iíve definitely had better IPAs, but Iíve enjoyed this a lot.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper, shiny pour. Very hoppy in aroma and taste, Thin finish. Suitable but not exceptional IPA
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, thanks BŁck Dich) Medium off-white head atop a clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, peach, caramel, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, floral, peach, some orange/grapefruit, earthy, caramel. Fairly mild bitterness. Light-medium body.
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a five finger frothy white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts hoppy with some sweetness, almost balanced midway finishes hoppy with a little bitter after taste. Not as hoppy as some IPAs. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Utah DABC Salt Lake City, Ut.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear gold with a light and somewhat lasting off-white head. A very herbal and citrusy hop aroma and flavor slightly off balances the smooth, rich malt character. A prolonged hop flavor lingers in the mouth. Not the best ipa but one that I could enjoy drinking more than one of.