travita (3114) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bman1113VR. The smell is grapefruits, hops, citrus, malts, and caramel. Nice balance. The look is clear, golden orange in color, and has a white head. The taste is hoppy, caramel, hops, and citrus.
lushawn (2712) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from wavers1. Thanks again Baker! Notes of pine, grapefruit, very clean and crisp. flavor is caramel, citrsuty hops, bread, herbs, and booze. Nice balance. enjoyed this.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a golden orange body with a white head. Sweet hoppy fruit body. Citrus, passion fruit, and a grassy hop body. Sweet and dry with a nice bite and a light warming. Good stuff.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bright orange color with a fluffy dense head. Aroma is really nice. Clean crisp, tropical, little pine and citrus. Flavor is also very clean, one of the better ipa’s I have had recently. Great balance and nice body and flavor. Delicious.
MaltOMeal (1087) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber thanks to cloudskipper. Pours a clear, golden color with a nice, off-white head. Nose is of citrus and pine. Taste is of citrus and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a nice bitterness. Great IPA.
ucusty (2692) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Joe for this! Bright & hazy orange pour. Fluffy off white head and thick lacing. Pineapple, peach and caramel on the nose. Crystal malts, citrus, tropical fruit and toffee. Resinous finish
mar (4246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. gold pour with a white head. fresh grapefruit and wet hops on the nose. very smooth on the palate with a great flavor of grapefruity hops. very smooth aftertaste as well.
msante79 (2127) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from wavers1. Pours golden orange with large fluffy head. Aroma is floral hops, tropical fruit, bright citurs and touch of caramel. Flavor is citrusy with floral hops, light fruits and caramel malts. Nicely balanced with bitter finish. Solid IPA.
popery (1133) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent, balanced IPA with good bitterness and nice hop flavors. The IPA pours a light amber, right in the normal purview for an IPA. There’s a fluffy white head that sticks around well and good lacing. The aroma is sweet and a bit light but still very good. There are fruity, grapefruit-apricot, notes with a peek of the caramel malt. The flavor is bitter and floral. The bitterness is very well-balanced. I’ve had a lot of IPAs recently that have good bitterness but lack delicate hop flavors. Valley’s IPA does not suffer from this problem. It’s floral and juicy, and the bitterness doesn’t outshine the more complex flavors present. Carbonation is relatively light but still about normal for an IPA. There’s an excellent, lingering hoppy aftertaste. The feel is relatively dry but not quite Blind Pig/Pliny level. I’m extremely happy that Valley has started shipping out bottles to San Francisco stores. They are an awesome brewery.
bu11zeye (11262) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of Bman1113VR ) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of pineapple, grass, pine, tangerine, and caramel. Flavor of hops (grass, citrus, pine) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.