Palidor19 (2875) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this particular is very low on the malt front but with high concentration of hops. hops are piney. taste is mildly soapy. still good
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes! Dank, piney and hopalicious. Beautiful body, semi hazey amber colour with a big white head. Hops, grapefruit and lime on the nose. Very floral all the way through. Flavours are delightfully hoppy, with soft citrus notes and a chewy finish. Awesome well balanced IPA, delightful in every way. Thanks Louis!
unclemattie (3999) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Deep orange amber color. Off-white foamy head. Complex hop aroma. Some citrus, some pine, nice florals. Lots of hops in the nose. flavor is a big hop bite. A beer from SC that reminds me of Portland, OR! Nice grapefruit, decent malt. Some caramel malt flavor, mostly hops. Medium bodied. Nice pregame warmup for the hop heads. The South will rise again!
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to tronraner, the last brew left from our trade unfortunately. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head and tons of lacing. The aroma is sweet grapefruit hops, some caramel also. The flavor is very nice; a smooth and flavorful citrus hop, mostly grapefruit, a lot of balance achieved by a biscuit like malt and some caramel. Very nice and quaffable.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Body-dark honey brown with an ultra thin film of bubbles and medium ring of bubbles. Nose-light oxidation, light hay/straw, saliva. Taste-rust, very medium hops, nicely unsweet (gets extra points for that), low grapefruit, medium bitter.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to theisti. Pours a clear amber with a big, fluffy off-white head. Nose is kinda dank and earthy with some sweet caramel coming through. Taste is iced tea. Mouthfeel is resiny and dry with a bitter finish. Not bad.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks Secret Santa! Pours deep orange with perfect clarity. The head is a dense, light tan film. The aroma is light caramel, some mild catty notes, some berry & citrus fruity notes and a touch of plastic. Light and fluffy carbonation. Mild caramel sweetness at the fore-flavor- touch of malt husk is in there, becoming peanuty when it warms. The hop presence is a touch earthy, offering a lightly piny finish. A simple IPA, on the malty side, but it doesn’t have any huge flaws. Decent.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with tronraner - Whoa! As soon as I popped the cap, foam started to pour out the bottle. However, as I poured the beer into the glass, it only left a one finger thick off white head. Weird. Pours a slightly hazy copper color. Light lacing. Aroma is a toasted caramel malt and light herbal hops. Flavor is mostly toasted malt with a lingering bitter finish. Where’s the Cascade and Centennial hops? Medium body. Worth a try.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber under a large off-white head. caramel malt and hop aroma. flavor is very similar with lots of caramel malt. kinda chalky. medium bodied. bitter lemony finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big deep caramel orange body with a thin off white head that just sits there as a light cover forever. A good malty aroma, caramel and toffee with a light hoppiness. Taste is big and spicy hop finish over a strong malt caramel in the background.