bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW. Poured a dark amber color with good head and great lacing. Aroma was pine and citrus stong aroma. Flavor was much the same but very well balanced with the caramel malts. This is a solid IPA
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mildly soapy and oxized hop nose with a touch of diacetyl. Astringent and vegetative palate with very bitter mid-palate.
isnus (7) - USA - OCT 12, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice balance of bitterness and body. Grapefruit tones, very very drinkable. It’s bitter but has enough body that its very enjoyable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Brewery: Amber color, thick white head and light lacing. Nose of ripe clean grapefruit, not too intense. The flavor is fruity and citrusy with oat and grapefruit. The finish is mellow, light bitterness, moderate body, clean, nice.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 Pours a dark amber with a dense, creamy off-white head, Hops-driven aroma with orange, earth, spice, and a bit of grain. Flavor is malt-driven but not sweet, with secondary hops flavors--earth, spice, tertiarycitrus--and lots of bitterness with stick around through the long finish.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body: Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2 Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2 Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head: None(1)->Large(5) : 2 White(1)->Tan(5) : 1 Lasting: 2 Lacing : 2
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 1 Bread : XX Apple : XX Tropical Fruits : XX Soap : XX DMS : XX Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3 Biscuity : 2 Hay : XX Toasty : 2 Caramel : 2 Nuts : XX Honey : XX Cereals : 1 Grainy : 2
Hops : 4 Noble(1)->American(5) : 5 Leafy : 3 Spicy : XX Floral : 4 Lemon/Lime : XX Grapefruit : 4 Orange : 3 Herbal : XX Grassy : XX Pine/Spruce/Resin : 3
Notes : Peach/Apricot : 2 Earth : XX Mint : XX Butterscotch : XX Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2 Sourness : XX Bitterness : 4 Complex : XX Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3 Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Clean : XX Sharp : XX Watery : 2 Oily : XX Chalk : XX Astringent : XX Alcohol : 2 Mineral : XX Oxidation : XX Metallic : XX
Comments: Strongly bitter, leafy, citrusy and straightforward IPA in the classic American style, but with a solid malt backbone.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duane was kind enough to save a can of this for me. Thanks Dad! This is a palate bruiser, not for the faint of heart (or tongue). Deep red pour, decent head retention with some good lacing. Citrus and piney hop flavor. Hop resins just linger around on your tongue and palate and make this one quite a treat to drink.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thx Marsiblursi.
Redish colour, average sized head. Lots of grapey, piney hops in aroma along with black tea, with solid malts backing it up. Caramelly, toffeeish maltiness is sensed, but most dominant are the hops here, with grapes and mandarines. Bitterness comes early and is pretty edgy, salty. Spiderweb bitterness. Pretty light odied at this abv-level, would gain from more maltiness in body. Long, long bitterness.
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 (Can, thanks oslo2116 and Guerde) Pours a beautiful deep red. Off white head. Fat citric hop aroma with grapefruit up front. Also some resin, fruity black tea and some floral notes. Some tropical tones of mango, passionfruit and starfruit. Toasted malt with cookie dough and caramel tones. Hints of glue and rubber sole. Grapefruit flavour with a slim malt backbone of light caramel and cookies. Also some tropical fruit tones. Soft and round mouthfeel. Full lingering grapfruity and resiny bitterness. A very good, rather standard-ish IPA.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can tasted at Saarlander’s SoCal tasting with saarlander, cquiroga, dirty_martini & kittiesandbeer, JohnC and others. Full 1-2" head of varing bubble sizes, that fades at a medium rate. Fun and interesting raw hop aroma. A nice little source bitterness covers the tongue.