WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IPA has the strongest hop flavors that I have tasted so far. I know IPA’s are suposed to be higher hops and alcohol, but this beer screams hops. The piny citrusy taste is powerful at first then tones down. I love the Tours att the Brewery and can’t wait for more new beers!
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been drinking this for a while, but the new version has really increased my interest. Big pine and resin and lemon and citrus aroma -really nice. Very little malt taste. A little hazy with an OK, creamy, white head. I’m starting to prefer this to Terrapin. I really like that they added teh Simcoe hops. Nwo if they would only make a DIPA.
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 12 oz bottle
Thanks to CaptainCougar for the trade at Dark Lord Day.
Aroma / Appearance - When pouring there was a huge, foamy head that grew from the second it hit the glass. After letting it settle from the aggressive pour I was able to see it eventually settled into a bubbly layer over the lemon colored body. Hints of pine, spruce, grapefruit and citrus confirmed that this IPA was on target, at least with the nose.
Flavor / Palate - My first impression was of a bitter lemon taste, as if someone had combined hops with some iced tea then squeezed in a lemon. Underneath that were fruity notes, specifically grapefruit. The mouthfeel was very well balanced with a bitterness that lingers but does not overwhelm the palate. Eventually this too fades but not before an enjoyable amount of time has lapsed. An excellent IPA and one that I wish I could get here in Wisconsin.
decaturstevo (5459) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden amber beer with an aroma of hops and malt. The flavor of the hops just slightly beats out the malt but pretty well balanced. A nicely carbonated palate that isn’t fizzy or watery. Thanks to kp the beer doctor.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at Noogfest-II. Growler from KP? The “new” IPA with Simcoe I think…Good looking brew, and nice orange amber. Wonderfully fresh hop aroma with grass and citrus and a very light malt presence. Crisp! Super hoppy citrus and spice (earthy). Minimal malt taste. Grassy with a lightly sweet hint. Semi-dry, crisp finish. Good IPA.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper color with a well-defined, sustained, creamy, white head. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit and lemon grass that come off as separate, distinct, and intense components. So intense that it shows a resinous quality. Flavor is beautifully bold. Intense citrus, grapefruit pith, resin, lemon, and grassy flavors are off set with a wonderful IPA acidity and a firm, sweet malt. A keeper.
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 Great hops. You get a wif as soon as the top is off. Pours between a light orange and a lovely gold. The malt hits first then as it fades the hops really take over. Not as hoppy as a double IPA, but for a regular IPA this is close to the top.
Re-rate: Tons of grapefruit in the flavor, as well as more of a malty backbone. Feels creamier than I remember as well. I already liked this beer, but now it is amazing. I could drink this all damn day.
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.