beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was very much a let down. Citrus scent is there, a tad bitter but no depth. Very light in the pants.
Sledutah (4318) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear copper with a nice white head and medium lacing left in the glass
Aroma; Citrus, pine, caramel, biscuit
Taste: pine, citrus, caramel
This is so much better on tap at the brewery than bottled.
hopdog (8823) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with douglas88 (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper golden color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, and some citrus. Tastes of citrus, some floralness, and lighter caramel. Body and tastes on the thinner side.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of douglas88. 12oz bottle pours clear gold with copper hues and off white head. The mild aroma tosses up notes of citrus, pine and malts. The taste begins kind of neutral then growing into orange and grapefruit hop bitterness. By midway a pulse of sweet malts move forward and then fade leaving mostly citrus and pine like hop bitterness. The sweet malts return as a thin layer of citrus hops hanging around in the after taste. It seems it could us some late boil addition hop flavor to balance out what tastes mostly like hop bitterness.
hayduke (3324) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle this poured a clear gold with a nice white head and decent lacing rings. Nose is citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malts and bitter hops, which shows as well in the dry bitter finish.
Braudog (5600) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A gold-amber pour with an impressive fortress of foam head. The aroma is mildly hoppy, yet not oblique. Indeed, once to the drink, this IPA is a mellow drinker, unoffending in any manner, balanced well enough, but mild through and through. I suspect the lower scores here reflect a presupposition to what an American IPA should be, rather than a statement on the quality of this beer. It’s just much for restrained than many of its namesakes, especially out West. (#3618, 7/26/2009)
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours a clear golden with a decnt off white head. The head has average staying power and appears to lace okay. Has a decent aroma of hops, bread and earth. Has an okay carbination. A clean taste. Has a light body. A weaker finish but it is more hoppy tahn not. Has a watery texture. This is not awful, it reminds me of what would happen if the big Macros tried and IPA. An IPA for the masses kinda of like a pale lager.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(bottle). Pours a medium yellow color. Very small white head, which diminishes quickly. Faint smell of hops and earth. Very little taste; just faint hops. Finish is smooth but watery. Soft carbonation.
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of earthiness, biscuit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and hints of orange and pine with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz thanks to Douglas88. Pours a clear pale amber with a small off white head. decent lacing. Aromas of biscuity malts, citrus hops, pineapple and grapefruit, and a medicinal effect as well. Flavor is malt and hops, nothing exciting. Palate is thin and watery. Thanks again Douglas.