CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to argo0: Pours a transparent bright golden brass with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malt and some juicy piny hops. Starts with good fullness and malty sweetness with a touch of caramel and a spruce/pine hop flavor before a drier, crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty good and drinkable IPA.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Big, long head. Aroma: Citris, Pine. Flavor: Pine, earth, citris. Classic IPA. Bitter Hop finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7300) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of dkachur. Pours clear copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma is pine mixing with caramel, sweet malts and a bit of esters that smell like cherry candy. The taste is full with a malty sweetness mixing with pine hop flavor and then moving toward modest hop bitterness and a sense of dark tea. For an IPA the hops are a little too subtle but tasty brew nonetheless.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation. Bitter hop aroma with some light creaminess. Creamy malt flavor with intense bitter pine hop finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from argo0. Decent IPA, a bit more caramel/crystal than I like, but i dig thevery gentle carbonation and solid bitterness.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Nashville’s Music City Brew Festival, at least I think this is the beer. The tap just said Starr Hill IPA. Nice resinous hop profile, but a bit plane. Nice for the summer though.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Sam’s. Don’t really have much to say about it other than it’s a very typical American IPA with a very typical hop profile. Poured amber with smallish white head. It is what it is... and it is what many others are, too.
chandler0201 (648) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with caramel and citrus in the aroma, lightly bitter flavor for an IPA, drinks smooth. Not bad overall.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber. Nose is caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor is citrus and malt. Not too complex. Easy drinker.
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, bread. Chewy medium body, some hop acidity.