CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle sampled in mid-August ’06: Pours a clear dark golden bronze with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Aroma has a big, fresh piny spruce and grapefruity hoppy presence with a nice, mild crystal malty balance. Body starts with a semi-sweet toasty caramel maltiness with good fresh piny citrus hoppy balance. Very smooth and drinkable, a nice IPA.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy light amber with decent head. Light flowery pine aroma. Very light IPA with a slightly bitter finish. Just not much to go off here. As far as IPA’s go, don’t bother.
anders37 (12727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow/golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy pine needle aroma. Sweet malty hoppy grapefruit flavor. Abit thin mouthfeel. Hoppy bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours an off white head with slight hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops, secondary sweet malt. Taste is citrus hops with a bite, secondary sweet malt-light caramel. OK carbonation.
TAR (2346) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin hued body. Unfiltered. Broken but compact white foam. Fresh hop bouquet of honeysuckle and orange oil. Touch of diacetyl beneath the hops. Soft and creamy carbonation. Initially airy but fairly dense with citric hop flavors kissed with brash pine. Gentle honeycomb sweetness deepens the caramel-drizzled malt notes. Hops impart some chalkiness, but thankfully retain some of their luster. Medley of succulent citrus complements the acidity which provides lift and refreshment, but the pillow-soft malts keep the acidity at bay. Finishes with much more hop flavor than brashness, as fresh peaches and oranges underscore the understatedly coarse pine. Although subtle, the diacetyl is a minor drawback in the aroma. But this serves quite well as an introductory to the style, as it’s very soft and well balanced.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light hazy gold color with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, earth, pine and oranges. Large hoppy flavor from the start to the finish consisting of pine and citrus. Moderately bitter finish. Semi-dry.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lively fruit nose, with some citrus and grapefruit. Slightly herbal immediately followed by some bread dough maltiness, not really what I would have like in the malt bill, but the hopping in this IPA is really tasty, too bad everything else about it is subpar.
waolsen (1322) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. orange/amber pour with thin head. hops and grapefruit aroma. very crisp but not complicated. livelyon the palate. decent hops and grapefruit. No bite to speak of. The flavor comes quick and dissappears quicker. Not bad but as far as ipa’s go not impressive.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just had this from the bottle not long ago and have already almost forgotten everything about it. I think that describes the beer the best. It’s an IPA and is pretty much exactly what you would expect and nothing more. Kind of boring IPA overall.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 oz sampler at the brewery, 4/15/06: Light orange. Decent hop aroma. Get a bit of the oil in the grink, but it’s a bit thin compared to the monsters in town. Can’t hang.