Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Winona. had heard it was a very good ale. Definitely wasnít disapointed. would buy again
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Real hoppy aroma. Seemed like it was dry hopped. Taste was immediately hoppy as well. Smooth finish and all around good hoppy ale. Would buy again.
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [Thanks to my Secret Santa]
Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a smallish bubbly/creamy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is brilliant, lots of hops. Lemons, grapefruit, pine, lavender, flowers and a little crystal-maltiness behind it. Low carbonation. Flavour is mildly bitter at first, then expands with a well-balanced malty base of sweetness, then finishes medium dry with a good powerful hop addition. Grapefruit hops are most apparent, so are lemony and grassy hops.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from ealdent. Pours a deep, golden orange with a slight haze and wisps of cloudiness. The head is thick and white, and it is relatively long-lived. The aroma is fantastic - a bouquet of hops, particularly citrus and floral smells. There is some malt sweetness in the aroma, too. The flavor follows the nose starting bittersweet with sweet crystal malts and a big citrus and earthy bitterness. The middle of the tongue picks up more bitterness - more earthy and herbal than citrus - and is still well balanced by malts. The ester profile is fairly clean. The finish is dry and bitter with notes of grapefruit juice. The mouthfeel is medium in body, creamy, and crisp; the carbonation is just right. Overall, a delicious American IPA.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden-orange, with medium white head, hazy. Aroma is grapefruit, soap, lemon, perfume, and some caramel--smells very good. Flavor is pretty good, with a semi-sweet maltiness, and a very hoppy flavor. The hop balance is impressive--citrus up front, which mutates into a nice grassy bitter aftertaste. Extremely tasty beer.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice IPA. Pours hazy orange with a decent lingering white head. Lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma of heavy citrus. Taste is also sweet with a citrus hop bite and strong malt backbone. Fiinish is dry and very bitter. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with a medium body.
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better IPAs that Iíve ever had. Absolutely delicious.
Nice hazy orange, good foamy head.
Great citrus/grapefruit aroma here. Smells really fresh and hoppy.
Very citrusy hoppy taste with a nice bitterness to the finish. Lots of grapefruit here. Very juicy.
I have two bottles of this left and Iím going to try to space them out so I can enjoy them. Iím definitely going to get more when I run across it again. Damn good IPA that is all its cracked up to be.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful orangish amber color with a thin, airy, white head. Great blend of hops and malt on the nose. Smells of citrus. Tastes sweet with a citrusy bite. Nice malt and hop backbone. Tingles up front. Sort of thick but not too thick. Good carbonation to this brew. This is a very drinkable beer.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first beer from cask and love it. Cloudy burned orange with a nice off-white head and full lacing down the glass until I finished it. Looks unbelievable. Powerful scents of floral and citrus, strong hops, the nose is much better this time then out of the bottle. Tastes of strong citrus and powerful dry and bitter hops immediately followed by delicious malts. The carbonation is very low which allows more flavors to present themselves. Dry finish is perfect, no bitterness at all. An impeccable brew with an improved twist from the cask. MMM
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 This is about my 7th beer of Christmas 2007. This is very highly rated IPA. It is very good. A floral nose greets you after pouring. The grapefruit flavors are present as an after taste. This medium bodied IPA is special. the alcohol is well balanced with the hops bitterness. The off orange slightly cloudy IPA poured with a two finger head that laced down the glass. The head stayed with beverage. This is an IPA to remember for the future. I had another recommended at Capital Ale House. It is a great IPA. The floral hop aroma hits you as you begin to drink. I am raising my score.