craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample on 6/14/09. pours a deep orange with a small white head. aged malt aroma... does not smell fresh. med body with more sweet aged malts. deep finish, but way too malty for me. I like my IPAs nice and bitter.
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brownish amber with a big beige head. Aroma of hops and sweet malt. Flavor is grainy malt, light hop bitterness, disappointing.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Via trade with tronraner. The pour was clear, vibrant amber with a short white head and spotty lacing. The aroma was spicy and peppery. There was pine and floral hops. Only a whiff of citrus. The flavor was spicy pine hops and some thin malt on the backside. Not bad, just not too complex.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - 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 (966) - 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 (1829) - 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 (839) - 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.