blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is a bit hoppy, with floral, grass, and peach. Caramel is more noticeable in the flavor, as well as a bit of hops. Not bad.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with two finger white head. Aroma is of grassy and citrusy hops with a touch of malt. Flavor is not overpowering at all- nice amount of hops meld together for a relaxing brew. Not amazing in the flavor department, but tasty just the same. Some malt character creeps in there as well to sweeten the bitterness. Palate is pretty rich for the style- feels almost creamy. Nice IPA.
Russo (1902) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@MARTY’S. Amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is sweety and fruity. Flavor is sweety and hoppy, notes of roasted malt. Mouthfeel is bitter
kurtkosher (144) - USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
great bitter flavor to this pale ale. i was very satisfied with its body and flavor. will definitely drink again
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium orange with a bunch of light sediment and a nice, sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and grapefruit with faded pine and herbal hoppage.. sweet overall and inviting. The flavor was more like a red/amber ale with sweet, toasty caramel and faint impressions of light fruits.. bitterness was mild and primarily earthy with a little pine.. finished with a bit of raw alcohol and grainy grapefruit sweetness. Medium-bodied and sweet on the palate with some raw bitterness on the back.. this wasn’t bad, but I wonder if it was a little old (I haven’t had it for too long).. doesn’t seem as advertised.
sandoz (7) - revere, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
NIcey Nicey IPA with Flavor.Reminds of a dry hopped ale.VVerry tastey a must for IPA fans.Grapefruit,nice balance ,sweet and hoppy.Now available in 12 packs(SWEET)
Moderate lacing,nice foam,and a sweet overall finish.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a bright orange colour with a fairly large white head. Aroma is very floral, moderately hopped, grapefruit. Taste is clean and crisp, and not overly acidic. nice brew!
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
moderate malty flavor of dark bread, cereal, roasted nuts, molasses. Smooth with a rough bitter finish. Heavy hop flavor, of pine, grapefruit, resin, and lime. moderate yeast flavors of soap and dough. Other flavors include raisin, pear, cherry, red wine, oak, soy, pepper, alcohol, and solvent. A fizzy, off white excellent head is mostly lasting, with a sparkling body of amber, orange and red. lightly sweet, but heavily acidic and bitter. very sour, with a long duration. medium, dry, creamy fizzy mouthfeel. Astringent and alcoholic. What a wonderful beer.
changeup45 (1721) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid IPA, although it won’t overpower you with hops. A good look, dark orange color, consistant head, with a lot of lace on the glass. I enjoyed the flavor but I kept waiting for that extra little kick. Still, hoppy and sweet with some mild grapefruit notes in there. Maybe a little thin on the mouthfeel for an IPA, but it’s by no means bad. Definitely a good all around IPA and I would certainly get it again.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow with a white head and some retention and lacing. Aroma is fairly hoppy with some citrus and a touch of caramel and biscuit. Taste is much of the same, but the hoppyness comes out stronger than in the nose. Nice hoppy finish to this one. Medium carbonation and body. Good beer, could probably drink a fair amount of this. Thanks to hopdog for the sample.