IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Iowaherkeye; Thanks Joey; Nose of citrus, hops, some caramel malt, and a little pineyness; hazy amber-orange with a big glass-lacing, orange-tinged head that lasts pretty long.flavor is mostly hops, with a little caramel that balances it, in the light to medium body, the hops lasting to a nice finish.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb tangerine color with a yeasty white head, two fingers. Nice lacing as the head subsided slightly. As other reviewers mentioned it has a very good balance of malt and hop flavors for a hoppy IPA. Citrusy aroma and a nice amount of similar hop flavor with solid malt backbone. Great flavor and finish that does not get dulled after a few bottles.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2006 Hazy, orange/gold color, with a nicely-lacing head. Good balance of hops and malts in the initial flavor, and a very pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Good carbonation. The more sips I have of this, the more I like it. Extremely drinkable.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a golden color with a 2 inch head that recedes and leaves alot of sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell is of citrusy hops and slight yeast.
Taste is citrusy hops with a slight twist of lemon. This is a very balanced and smooth IPA. Not the punch or bite that the Hopslam has(which I love). This has a very smooth mouthfeel that makes this beer HIGHLY sessionable. This is a beer that you could pick up a sixer and take to a party and not have any problem drinking all of.
I would highly recommend this beer to anybody.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Xmas gift from MrBendo. #7703 Aroma of citrus. Hops aromas remind me of Stone IPA. Slightly hazy and very gold in color. Perfect appearance for an American IPA. Flavor is very floral. Jasmine and fruity pebbles with a hop bitterness palate.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with white foam head. Aroma of hops, floral, piney and grapefruit. Grapefruity taste with slight bitter after taste. Very mild IPA.
MuleTrain920 (13) - USA - DEC 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite beers from bells. Nice strong hop flavor. Start to finish a very fine hearty ale. If you see this try it you will like it.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle; hazy dark yellow or light orange. smells like a bottle of hops. pure hops. tastes like bitter, floral, and spicy hops. hope you enjoy hops.
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow-golden color with a medium head. Very stong hoppy aroma. Taste is slighty bitter, with evident grapefruit and the powerful taste of hopps. That description did not due this beer justice. Very well balanced, amazing beer.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 bottle. batch 7703. Poured hazy yellow/amber with a medium head. Fair lacing left as the head dissipates slowly. Strong floral and citrus hops aroma, with some malt. Flavor is grapefruit and pine. A little pale malt to help the balance. A pleasant, dry finish. Medium to light body. Excellent IPA.