danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Nose is a malty slightly rye aroma. Pours an orange amber with a good off white head. Flavors are very malty, metallic, notes of grapefruit. Mouth has a light bitterness to it.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper color. Small, lasting off-white head. Hops in the nose. Medium body, slightly carbonated mouthfeel. Hoppy flavor with a bitter, hop finish. Very little malt in the flavor. Could use a little more of a malt backbone.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red, gummy thick head. Dry malt, brittle leafy hop aroma. Toasty, altogether average and tasty. Little leathery.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours a deep amber copper, with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is nicely hopped with a light malt backing. Not bad. Finish is obviously bitter. Body is medium with a fair amount of carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable and basic IPA.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts off strong, good smell and color, but the flavor doesn’t match the intensity of the nose- it just dissipates too quickly. At Beerfest Miami 09
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep cooper pour, good head and retention. Piney hop backbone is evident on smell and taste and waves of citrus and flowers wafting back and forth. Good overall mouthfeel and the nice toothcoating quality I like. A good quencher which has study enough hops but not overwhelming which leaves for a nice balanced drinkability.
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(trade from Suttree) Body the color of blood orange. Foamy head which goes away fairly quickly. Some hops in the aroma, but not the bang in your face you get from a West Coast IPA. The milder Fuggles are the first hops you taste when drinking, but they’re quickly followed with the citrus-like Cascades. Good malt undertones along with the hops. Thin body. Bitterness lingers on the palate for a bit.
jake65 (2434) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a dark copper with a finger of creamy sand colored head. Fairly heavy malt aroma with a lighter citrus hop presence. Faint dry florals. Tastes of florals, rye, earthiness, and even a bit bready. Dry, floral, and plenty of malts, yet not much sweetness here.
StefanSD (1920) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of lithy. Pours a translucent copper color with a big off-white head that has insane lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with pine resin, leather and a touch of caramel. The taste is lightly biter with, nuts, caramel, cocoa powder and pine. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery. The finish is long and dry with lingering pine and caramel. Overall: Another state gets ticked, thanks Justin. Drank this while mowing the lawn and I’m pleased to report that it makes a very good lawn mower beer.
mcox90 (1371) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle sent to me by lithy. Pours a dark copper with a rapidly receding off white head. Aroma is sharp citrus hops with a malty background. Palate is medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Flavor is quite hop forward in my opinion. Very sharp bitter hops too. Some malty tones as well. Dry bitter finish.