Acknud (1035) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spicy, citrus aroma. Pours orange color with thick, long lasting white head. A little too sweet with a good bitter finish. Nothing special here IMO.
markas101 (1747) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Shelburne (via Munster, IN). Large head, spicy hop aroma. Very carbonated, light yet full bodied, nice bitter finish, a bit overly carbonated for my taste.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of lewis13. Bottled December í06. Pours a clear golden-orange with massive long-lasting foamy off-white head. Aroma starts off oddly with some light sourness followed by grain, malt and citrus hops -- sour? Iím wondering if this beer is off? Flavour: Again some light sour fruit followed by malt, light citrus hops and a bitter yet slightly unpleasant unbalanced finish. This must be past itís prime, at least I hope it doesnít taste like this fresh, but based on some of the other ratings maybe it does. Medium bodied. Not at all what I look for in a IPA, I wound up dumping some of it.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear honey orange with little head.
The nose is citrusy with a blast of unrefined sugar to sweeten things. The body is moderately hopped, but not enough so to balance the caramel sweetness of the malts. This could definitely be more bitter to balance the sugars. Still though, a decent session IPA.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from EithCubes - thanks! Oh, the amount of this I drank in grad school . . . this takes me back. Fairly dark, very fluffy head (and a surprisingly lively mouthfeel, almost lustrous Iíd say), but the taste is a bit rougher than I remember. Very grassy and earthy in the hops, but with a nice chewy malt backbone. A nice trip down memory lane and a solid session IPA.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smelled like ketchup - vinegar, tart fruit. Orange, big head. Nothing special about the appearance. Tangy. Belgian-esque, woody. Medium sweet. A bit rough and homebrew-y. McNivenís, Indianapolis, bottle.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours dark amber with a pretty good sized offwhite head. Aromas of caramel malts and floral hops. Flavor is surprisingly malty. Lots of caramel there but also a good bit of citrus, grapefruit hops. Finishes somewhat bitter and dry. Fairly well balanced and surprisingly much tastier than I expected it to be! Not bad.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark copper color with a big, long lasting, off-white head. Aroma of mild floral hops and malt. Flavor of malt, a little spice and floral hops. Finish is pretty hoppy and bitter. A pretty good and unique IPA.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one was another solid beer i received in a trade. Very smooth and easily drank beer. Not the hoppieness i ant from an IPA but still a good beer overall. The smell and drinkablity were both really good. This is a perfect session beer.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a "big" IPA all the way, in both flavor and mouthfeel. It is distinct from other IPAs/APAs in that the flavor is neither raw bitterness nor citrus-iness but rather an overt and powerful floral taste Iíve not previously experienced.
Appearance is quite good. It is a fairly reddish orange color, hazy, an abundant white head.
Aroma is fairly mild given the big bold taste, which as I described above is a unique flowery taste (which is not a bad thing). Mouthfeel is sticky, full and what I would expect from a beer like this. Recommended.