Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap, itís a glassful of pale gold ale with a small head. The mild aroma has some minor hoppy and citrusy notes. The laid-back taste surprised me because it did NOT come on strong. Medium mouthfeel somewhat watery with soft carbonation; not high on my list of crafty American IPAs.
jcoffey (4) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
i love bitter beer but this one just doesnt do it for me. even though it is very bitter it just doesnt work well with the overall beer.
KeefOz (472) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a golden amber colour with a thick white foamy head. Laced well. Moderate carbonation. Aroma dominated by hops. Taste dominated by hops - quite bitter on tongue. Medium body. Very long bitter hops finish.
RSRIZZO (1810) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this beer on 9/12/2003. Aroma is full of a nice hop scent. Color is bright gold with a few light flakes floating around that look a bit like fish food. Carbonation is light with a thin head. Taste hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp with a malty taste coming on. Finish builds with the malt fading out and turning to a full bitterness. Its not as balanced as it should be, the bitterness is too strong and the hop flavor is too week
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A grey market import bottle from beerstore.co.nz, so its not up to its best. But here it is anyway: Pours golden, thin white head. Aroma is sweet, with a hint of piny citrus hop, candyish malt. Bitterness dominates initially, a nice unique hop character, with a balancing caramelly malt.
That1Guy (1747) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hell, disappointed by this one. Expected much better from one of the mother breweries. Maybe it’s because Ruination was so awesome that this one just pales in comparison.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Roziís Wine House Stone Brewing Co. Event. Poured a cloudy yellow/orange color with white head. A little piney aroma and a bubbly mouth feel with smooth finish and alcohol aftertaste. Not my favorite IPA but certainly decent.
iNBe (100) - USA - SEP 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I know IPA fanboys will hate me for this, but I really didnít care for this one.
OmEyeGuinness99 (5) - USA - NOV 3, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a word, boring. It's such a highly-regarded brew, perhaps my expectations were just too high! Incredible golden color, like bottled sunshine! Amazing! But the flavor was too single-note. Super hoppy, sure, but nothing special, nothing to run back to. Like a quick hop fix, or a rush of any kind; ultimately not truly satisfying.