brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Copper color and clear. Light carbonation and a wisp of head. Great big fresh hop aroma that has pine and grassy notes. Just a touch of sweetness too. Very good flavor. Fresh hops with pine and hint of citrus peal and touch of earthiness. Jut a touch of grain sweetness for all the hops to play over. Semi-dry mouth feel with a medium body. These “wet hop” brews are quite good in that these is a solid amount of hops but they are in no way harsh, just clean bitterness.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, special delivery from drewbeerme - thanks man! Pours clear deep copper with a moderate off-white head and spotty lace. Predominantly hoppy aroma with a nice toasty malt nose as well, light summeer fruits, floral hops and a spritz of orange peel. Grainy malts, nice hop flavors, floral and herby, with hints of citrus, a bit of resin in the finish and aftertaste. Mediu body gently tingly carbonation.
MaxxDaddy (407) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of pantanap (thanks!). Pours reddish orange with little to no head. Aroma is slightly abrasive grapefruit and piney hops. Taste is very bitter with some malt in the background. Palate is mediocre, nothing special. Finish is very bitter. I was expecting more from this one. Oh well.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by MaxxDaddy. Astringent grapefruit and pineapple aroma with a touch of crystal malts. Auburn pour with little head. Overly bitter flavor with muddy malts. Another boring 3F beer, if you ask me, more akin to an amber than an IPA. Really nothing special, certainly not 99th percentile.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at argo0’s xmas party, thanks BBB63! Pours golden brown, with a medium white head. Very hoppy (big surprise!), and malty in nose. Flavor is similar, bread, grain, and alcohol in aftertaste. Very good beer.
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Aroma is citrus, grassy. PAle orange body with thin head. Flavor is bitter, grassy, caramel. Well done.
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-oz bottle from SS ’07, holdenn. Pours clear and clean amber with an average, fizzy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, straw, lightly toasted grain, caramel), heavy hops (pine, flowers, perfume), average yeast (sweat, dough) with notes of apple, pear, and wood. Medium to full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter, dry finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. Bomber - A friend and I went to FFF’s brewpub on our brewery tour. We bought the first bottle of this season (Nov. 1). Pours a cloudy, hazy orange/amber color with great nearly white head. Aroma is incredible - very fresh smelling hops paired with all different kinds of citrus and other fruits topped off with a grassy/woodsy-ness. Fantastic. Flavor is nearly the same just a bit more subdued. Definitely one to seek out!
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything I could ask for in an IPA. Very hoppy yet balanced. Very crisp aroma of fresh hops, extremely pleasant. I couldn’t get my nose out of the glass.
I had been waiting to have this one and it didn’t disappoint. Simply amazing.
Wonderful fresh hop taste, a bit sweet with a nice bitterness to the finish.
This is one of the top IPAs out there. I wish I could get this in Tn. It was worth the drive to Indiana to pick this up. Simply wonderful.
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding — more complex, more balanced and more interesting than most IPAs. Small, off-white head atop a hazy light amber body. Big aroma of citrus, orange, grapefruit and lime. Notes of pine and pineapple. The flavor is light to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body with a sticky texture. Juicy mouthfeel, like drinking a citrus/orange juice cooler. Dry finish. Comfortable carbonation. Very drinkable.