kramer (4354) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, Pours a slightly hazy orangish copper under a very large foamy beige head that took up 3/4 of my glass when I tried to pour it. On itís way down it did leave some fine lacing. The nose is really kind of a mongrel smelling hop profile, the combo of EKG and Cascades just isnít doing it for me. More perfumy than anything with just a touch of biscuity malt. The flavor is again, kind of mongrel. Itís certainly hoppy, but just in a very moderate generic sort of way, thereís nothing to hang your hat on here. The malt is slightly toasted and lightly caramel in nature. Mouthfeel is very over carbonated, making it feel very fizzy as it foams up when it hits the tongue. Minimal lingering bitterness on the finish. Overall, this one just didnít do anything for me.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Fatty. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with an off white fluffy head that left some lacing. Aroma was just a little off at first. Picked up some pine, slight citrus and caramel. Flavor of pine, slight bitterness with some malts to help balance.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark amber with a large long lasting off white head. Aroma of hops that are part citrus and part floral. Sweet malt makes up the other half of the aroma. Malt flavor with earthiness and citrus hops running through. Bitter acidic finish. Kind of flat mouthfeel.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Rating #2:
Dark amber in colour with a thin dense off-white head. Very stron floral hop aroma. Medium-bodied; strong piney hop flavour with a very powerful malt background. A very nice IPA. Bittered aftertaste from both the hops and the malt, but a great mouthful. Overall, pretty good for the style, and one of my favourites from the brewery. I had this pint on draught at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York. Rating for this review: 8,3,7,3,13.
Dark in colour, almost a light amber. A definate hoppy aroma very barren of malt. A clean taste, with some noticable hops, but not overwhelmingly so. A clean aftertaste, good enough to drink a couple without feeling full!
Had on tap at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York. Rating for this review: 6,3,7,3,12
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a medium, creamy, beige head and a clear amber body. Pleasant Hi-C hops in the nose and flavour - grapefruit and pine push to the forefront. Good.
Strykzone (4196) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Coppery and clouded. Small foam. Nice and nig caramel and citrus aromas. Those are tasted, too. Bitterness is moderate. This is classic west coast territority. Nice.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Poured amber orange with a thin head. Earthy, mildly hoppy with minimal bitterness. Foamy mouthfeel. Some citrus, lemon zest, bready malts. Clean finish. Sort of one dimensional.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Skyinbrian. Pours a coppery color. Nose is sweet and definitely has EKG, though minimal cascades. I get some dust from the crystal malt as well. On taste, hoppier than I anticipated, kind of an astringent bitterness as well. Little to no caramel malt flavor and a touch skunky tasting. Itís alright.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bonus from lilbeerdoctor. Pours orange with a stable tan head. Nose is sweet and eh. Taste is sweet and super resin, boo hoo,
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear, medium-golden body is crowned by a frothy, cream colored head. Honeycomb lacing marks the glass. Aromas include moderate citrus and floral hops atop a biscuity, buttery malt base. Dry, cereal grains remind me of an English style pale, more so than an American IPA. Flavors show more of the same, with weak-to-moderate floral and orange hop notes and dry, toasty, cereal grains. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated, the finish is on the dry, lightly bitter side. Overall, there’s just not a whole lot going on here. Pretty boring, actually.