beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the 10th Annual Bistro IPA Festival. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is piney and citrusy. Medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are piney and grapefruity. Nice balance. Finishes very dry that lasts a long time. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and dry.
IrishBoy (4062) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at The Bistro’s IPA Fest; nose of light lemon; clear amber with a medium, yellow-tinged head; flavor of light hop bitterness and caramel.
DYCSoccer17 (3580) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
5 ounce sample tasted at Bistro’s IPA Festival. Extremely faint, almost non-existant aroma. MAYBE there is some earthy hop notes present, but really quite disappointing. Transparent copper color with a relatively quickly dissipating off-white head. Very spritzy, carbonated, grapefruity hop flavored start. Somewhat grainy in the middle. Dry, carbonated, grapefruity bitter finish. Straight-forward. Meh.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the 3 Rivers Restaurant in Hood River - Poured a slightly orange amber in color with a small white head. Aroma was fruity with plenty of citrus hops. Flavor was mostly hops (that is not a bad thing), but there was no malt balance. A good beer, but not outstanding.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Nora’s Fish House in Hood River, OR on 7/19/07. Clear amber, large creamy white head, and superior lace. Aroma of light stone fruits and toffee combined nicely with some spice and citrus hop notes. Medium body and carboantion, slightly resinous, yet smooth and satisfying. Beautiful balance between light malt flavors and assertive citrus based bitterness. The lengthy dry finish was clean and crisp. This is a beautifully crafted beer.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful slightly hazy golden-amber. Deep, intense hop fruits (mango, orange, kumquat, wood) with some of the freshest pale malts to come through the nose of a hoppy beer. A feat even by PNW standards. Gorgeous....large bitterness from hops that flirt with florals and citrus before settling on woody. Clean, fresh-tasting, pale malts. Bracingly hoppy dry finish with that little bit of resininess to make sure you know you’re drinking a properly-hopped IPA.
Skyview (5422) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub in Stevenson, Washington during ABA Beer Tour ’07. Pours a semi-cloudy golden amber brew with a slowly dissolving white head that leaves behind a decent lacing. Aroma of light grapefruit and piney hops, and just a touch of biscuit-like malt. Taste is average carbonated, medium bodied with a sweet citrus flavor. Finish is light, crisp with a melon and sweet citrus aftertaste. Not as dry as their other IPAs.
BuckeyeBoy (4984) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BrewPub Pours out a cloudy amber topped with a nice head. Nice floral hops on this 7.2% IPA.
raphael (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gently hoppy aroma. malt comes first but soon awash in hops. good carbonation (on draft at salmon row). more brownish than reddish in color. thin in body but the hops continue steadily. sourish finish
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2006: Hazy amber color with a big off-white head. Grassy and floral hop aroma over malt. Citrus and piney hop flavor. Medium bodied. Good balance. Nice IPA.