kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz can via skyview (thanks!). Pours a clear copper with a large beige head that leaves a LOT of spidery webbing as it slooowly recedes. Nose is very floral hoppy and piney. Taste starts very sweet caramel , then some orange, some fruity esters, and a pine wallop of a finish. Finish is bittersweet, but aftertaste is just dry mouthpuckering hoppiness as the sweetness is left to a distant memory. Body is perfect with a nice malt backbone that lets the hops take centerstage, carbonation just right. World class IPA!
Guerde (1150) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper color with a cream colored head. Aroma was very citrusy with some orange, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple present. The flavor was initially malty with a lot of caramel, which gave way to some citrus and then a lingering bitter hop bite finish. Good stuff.
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 [Can] Pours amber with a good sized cream head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is strongly of citrus hops--pretty good. Taste is strongly of bitter grapefruit--definitely loaded with hops. FInish is quite long. Good mouthfeel. IPAs arenít my favorite style, but this was well done and something I will drink again.
[On-tap at Williamís Peanut Bar] Wow, absolutely outstanding. Just cut through everything I had drank that night and tasted so fresh. One of the better IPAs that I have had.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 GTMW 2007. This was a cask conditioned, tea bagged (dry hopped) version. Poured a clear dark orange color with a soapy off white head. Aroma was of malty caramel and sprucy hops. Medium bodied with moderate to assertive hop bitterness. Flavors included malty cereal grain, toffee, and citrusy hop. Hops, hops, and more hops. Solid.
Re-rate. Growler shared by iowaherkeye. Thanks for hauling this back form Minnesota Joey. Poured a slightly hazy orange-red color. Head was two fingers high and off white with decent retention. Some lace was left behind. The aroma was distinctly of grapefruit, but also a bit sweaty. There was assertive hop bitterness of about 8 out of 10 that lingered well after the finish. The flavor was similar to the aroma, lots of grapefruit, but there was also an ample malty caramel background. This is a good beer.
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Chris_o Shindig. Amber, ashtray sour and grapefruity hop aroma. Thatís got a lot of grapefruit in it. Toffee. Good grapefruit and one of the best canned beers Iíve ever had.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One fantastic IPA...probably one of the most sessionable of the big IPAís Iíve had in months. Great coppery crimson pour, with a moderately fluffy head that dissapates quickly. The nose is huge grapefruit and touches of pine resins. The big rich malt bottom oozes quality and balances the big bright hop bite very effectively. I wanted to order another one as soon as I finished my third sip...I wanted to avoid the two minute wait between pours...Finishes on a lingering hop slap that is equal parts bitter and dry. NICE!
GregClow (2814) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can via trade with piscator34. Deep copper-amber, slightly hazy with a few little chunky floaties, and a small white head. Fantastic aroma and flavour of green, citric hops and rich, slightly peaty malt. Great mouthfeel as well. This is one big, beautiful beer. Thanks very much, Kris!
MIBRomeo (2493) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap barley johns
pours an off amber color w/ an off white head and some good lacing. Big hop citrus and grass aroma some light carmels and a touch of light fruits. Full well coated palate. Flavor is some sweet fruits, passion fruit maybe a bit of grass a good amount of carmel, some floral pieces.. Very nice.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, Chris_o shindig. Thin copper, no head. Slightly sour nose, astringency. Very fizzy mouthfeel. Very very hoppy. Harsh on palate, leaves slight sweet linger.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured into tulip. pours a clear gold amber with moderate tan head. very citrus fesh hoppy aroma. citrus on front to a longer crisp finish of bitter hoppiness. a bitter aftertaste and loose front with citrus undertones. good and complex.