JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
I had this at a tasting at Bevmo
this is a very straightforward west coast IPA. Very citrusy with a lot of hop bitterness. mephisto (1288) - TAIWAN - FEB 2, 2006
ckear golden with beige head. citrus aroma and a very bitter aftertaste. a lack of balance in my opinion, the body and flavor does not justify that bitterness. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2006
A very light almost translucent orange color, with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is all citrus fruits, and that is pretty much what dominates the flavor as well. This is like sucking on an orange. The mouthfeel has a great hop profile, wonderful acidity, but just not much for body and maltiness. An enjoyable beer, but forgettable. trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Maybe I missed something or got a bad batch, but this beer really did not do it for me. It pours a very light orange with a big white head. Aroma lacks the hops I would expect from an IPA. The taste is the same; missing the citrus hop bite, but leaving you with the pilsner-like taste. A good beer, but a bad IPA. paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Light golden amber in color with lingering foamy head. Hop aroma and taste skunky/piney...hop profile I’d identify as pilsner-like. Creamy, finished with nice co2 and hope bite with lingering bitterness. Fairly good, but not the hop profile I look for in an IPA.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Pours with a small white head on a light golden-yellow body. Refreshing hoppy aroma with pine and floral hops. Bitter hoppy taste with pine hop flavors. Medium thick body. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2006
12 oz bottle-pours a creamy, rocky light tan head with hazy gold/yellow color. Aroma is faint light hops. Taste is hops with a bit of bite. Up to here middle of class & a 3.7. Aftertaste has a flatness that lingers, so a 3.1. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 5, 2006
A thick pillow of head gently sits across a bronze gold ale. Aroma is very hoppy while also giving grapefruit, and sweet malt a chance. The flavor is of earth, grapefruit, floral flowers and sweet malt. thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2005
This beer poured with a little white head. Golden in color with a nice glaze. Slighty bitter and carmel taste. Not much of a finish for an IPA. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 Bottle: Smells hoppy and malty. Hint of caramel. Golden color. Average white head diminished quickly. Fair lacing. Tastes of hops and a little citrus. Medium sweet and a a little bitter. Finish is a bit yeasty and musty. Light to medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Overall, a weak IPA, despite the 7%. More just a pale ale.