daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Brewtopia. cloudy yellowish pour. white head. Hops shine in the nose and on the tongue int his one. Full of grapefruit and citrus notes. Terrapin does a good job of sneaking some good malt in between the hops slamming your tongue. Pretty nice.
Oakes (15325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chewy Terrapin aroma with vaguely bright fruits. Hazy blonde. Crisp, bitter hops. Decent balance though it still has some of that Terrapin chewiness. The finish is off-dry and the bursting hop notes have more or less disappeared by this point.
GMCC2181 (1586) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by wolf. Orange in color, average head. Classic hop aroma of grapefruit and cirtus. Taste has a nice bitterness to it. The only thing I didnt like about the beer was it seemed a little watery or think textured. But overall an average IPA... Thanks wolf for sharing!
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of ATLBeerDog poured a hazy orange with a sm all lasting ivory head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus and light bread. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, floral notes and light citrus with a smooth lingering moderatly bitter finish.
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 22-oz bomber, shared by AtlBeerDog at Surly D-Day. Pours a semi-clear orange amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and awesome lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, piney and citrus zest, with a touch of iced tea. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel malt, grapefruit, roasted nuts, toffee and iced tea. Finish has a dry bitterness that slowly disappears with a light grassy and grapefruit aftertaste.
nearbeer (4783) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. Clear, orange-copper with a quarter-inch of lasting cream overhead. Crunchy, frosty lacing deposited all over the glass. Earth-spiced caramel, orange and grapefruit aromas are nice. Flavors of dirty pineapple, caramel, resin, grapefruit and toasted nut. Light-medium body is a little too fizzy and watery, but well-dried on the finish.
BuckeyeSammy (604) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
High drinkability for an IPA. With that being said, this beer is very average. Slightly bitter back end, with some slight citrus. Pretty well balanced IPA. Relatively sharp carbonation.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Springslicker. Poured orange with a frothy white head that left good lace. The aroma had a mix of orange and malts. The flavor had lots of orange with a good backing of pine and malt. Medium body, smooth carbonation, medium hoppiness throughout. Decent!
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic IPA. Had this while watching the Iggles/Stillers game. I thought this would be a hop-bomb monster beer, but it’s actually a finely crafted and delicious IPA. Great.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Bottle... Post RBSG ’08 O-Town/Vero Beach Throwdown Chapter 8... Clear golden ale with a small, wispy, white head. Great retention. Grains, earthy hops and a notation of black tea compose the aroma. Medium to full-bodied with dull carbonation. Good balance. Black tea and toffee. Finishes grassy, bitter, then dry. Thanks to juiceisloose for providing the bottle!