sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this one: Hazy orange with a thin white head. Citrusy hop aroma with a little caramel sneaking in as well. A relaxed citrus/floral flavor. Not quite the hop bomb that I usually hope for in IPAs. But it wasn’t bad.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m a big fan of IPA’s, and while this is niot the best I’ve had, it did not disappoint. Had the fruity aroma (apples, oranges) you would expect, and was highly hopped. A good bitterness in the finish, and an overall good drinking beer. This is one I could see having several of at once. Glad to see the local brewery did well.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of goldtwins, thanks Larry! Pours a sunny orange with some sediment with a off white head that has ok retention. Nice hoppy aroma, full of both pine and citrus and even a bit of light caramel. The flavor has a nice crisp pine going on...perhaps a bit of citrus or grass with some light sweet malt torwards the front. Bittersweet over the tounge, at points even a tad sour leading to a nice long lasting hoppy finish. Pretty decent IPA overall.
pineypower (2662) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Goldtwins for this one....Pours out a very nice copper color with a small slowly fading head. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops. Taste is very well balanced with a nice hop bite, very good solid IPA, this would be a regular if I could get it up here.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from SpringsLicker! Copper color with a medium, quickly receding head. Good hoppy aroma with some grass and grapefruit notes. Well balanced, a bit mellow on the hop bite, at least for my tastes. Medium body and mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Slightly warming finish, a solid IPA!
HopMe (2) - Powder Springs, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 The best balanced IPA east of the Mississippi...bar none. Kudos to the folks in Atlanta for staying true to this style. For those that haven’t tried this one, you need to. When you open the bottle, the nose is hit with a sledgehammer. Hops, hops, hops...mostly piney, some citrus as well. But the aroma - which is a significantly important feature to the IPA style, in my opinion - is the richest of IPAs on the East Coast. The overall balance is well atoned with citrus and malt balanced by a great hop finish. Some day soon, people will catch onto this one.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle (best by end of Feb ’06) via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 target=blank>beeryum, thanks Dave!) Pours cloudy yellowish amberish orange, can actually see some solids suspended in there. Biscuit head with some solids within. Spotty foamy lacing. Aroma is mild fruity hops and malt, a little bready. Mouthfeel full, pretty smooth, a little "raw". Flavor is lightly fruity with mice malt and fairly bitter finish. Good, not overdone with hops. Sort of feels like good homebrew.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. orangish copper color. cloudy. orange, hops sweetness followed by bitterness. bits of malt and carmel as well. i liked this one alot.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Golden coloured hoppy and slightly sweet on the palate. Fruit aroma and flavour. Crisp malt finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a big tan head. Sweet malty, grape, hoppy aroma and ´taste. Medium body with a sweet dry finish.