daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Whitish head. Citrus hops and a pretty good malt backbone. Flavors are much the same. Grapefruit peel, citrus, caramel malt. Pretty good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazy, dusky orange-amber hue with a small, smooth head of off-white foam. Tattered, spotty ribbons of lacing circle the glass. The aroma shows a moderately sweet toffee and caramel malt base, with hints of fairly fresh cereal grain. Orange and grapefruit hops provide resinous, bittering stability, while some boozy notes also emerge. Flavors are largely the same, well balanced between the toffee, grain, and bitter citrus hops. Simple, yet pleasing. The palate is substantial, initially leaning towards the sweet side but abruptly shifting towards dry and alcoholic. Pretty solid brew. Not great, but solid.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention. The biscuity, earthy aroma offers additional mild notes of honey and pine. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. The flavor leans way onto the bitter side of balance, even as the beer approaches room temperature. Good toffee and biscuit malts serve as an ample backbone, but can’t restrain the biting, earthy, spicy hops. Lengthy, bitter, and then dry finish.
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, 5.8%. aroma is of pine and light resin, light floral sweetness. appearance is clean gold. flavor is bracing bitterness, more pine with a hit of water somewhere amongst it all.
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange with very nice head and lots of lacing. Hoppy with lots of citrus and pine. Leaves a hoptastic aftertaste but mostly unremarkable versus other IPAs.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Orange/amber body with a medium off white head, some good lace, and fair durability. Citrus and pine at the forefront in the aroma, with some dark toffee and slight fruitiness lingering behind. Medium body and carbonation, quite resinous, very dry palate. The hops assault comes early, overshadowing whatever sweetness the malt brings to the game. A strong citrus peel character dictates the lengthy, bitter finish.
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brewery seems to be offering better then average brews and this is indeed one of their best. Great piny hop aroma and taste. Would buy again.
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz, 5.8% abv. Clear, copper-amber with a lasting disc of bubbles. Aroma of earthy leaf, resin and light caramel. Taste is similar with some more resin, tea leaf and woody tones on the nice bitter finish. Near-medium body is smooth and dry.
gsmitty80 (1791) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a good standard IPA. Nice heavy hops with a clean palate feel after the taste. Not much lingering taste. Respectable.
coolbeans22 (11) - Teachey, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with small white head. Taste of piney resin with citris notes. A very well rounded IPA. i like.