Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours hazy amber.Fruity, piney hop aroma with some rasin and honey sweet malt. Fruity, piney bitter hops in flavour with rasin and citrus. Some raisins. Well balanced body with a good afterbitterness. A nice IPA. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Pours dark orangish golden with a thin, mostly receding wispy off-white head. Aroma of fresh flowery hops, with piney notes of mango. Taste is hoppy, but not intense, more fruity mango flavors, with lingering resinous qualities. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with moderate hop resins and lively carbonation. Quite enjoyable. blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Pours a cloudy pale orangey-copper color with a big, thick foamy off-white head. Begins with a resin and perfume hop aroma and then grapefruit, which will be the dominant hop aroma/flavor. There are touches of lemony zest and hints of toffee-caramel maltiness in the nose as well. I should remark that I’m very happy with the strong grapefruit presence. I think it’s highly under-utilized by the hop-crazy folks.
The body is medium to light with a near-clean finish; the beer snaps off with a refreshing semi-bitter, semi-acidic clap, and then is gone. A nice effect.
The hop and malt flavors are balanced very well. We’ve got caramel malts and some grainy flavors that are like a kind of honey cereal (almost graham crackery). The hops are evident, but not overwhelmingly bitter, and the tasty grapefruit tang remains.
I really like the balance in this IPA, even if it is a bit on the light-bodied side. I’ve had too many IPAs recently that are too wrapped up in their own bitterness. This one will please the folks who like the more standard IPAs but shy away from the extremists. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2006
From a 12 oz. bottle with no freshness date, sampled after spending three hours in the refrigerator, served in a tulip glass.
Poured a cloudy copper with a foamy, creamy off-white head that settled into a thin soapy lacing, minimal amount of laced sticking.
Aromas of a floral pine, herbal, a subtle citrus, tobacco and a nutty graininess.
Good, even carbonation and a crisp, dryish, hop slick, creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant hop taste with a soft malt backing, pine sap, herbal tea, citrus rind, a subtle earthy leafiness, the malts are grainy and a soft caramel, slight touch of honey, nutty yeastiness, a light fruity alcohol that provides a mild warming in the palate and a dryish grainy, caramel and herbal tea finish.
A really nice IPA, another quality offering from Anderson Valley, very quaffable.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2006
bottle. Pours a light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is big citrus, taste is a piney bitterness with alot of citrus, good malt backbone. very good IPA.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - OCT 27, 2006
Aroma moderately hoppy, with slight candy sweetness. Rich orange/copper color with a moderately foamy head. Hops very well balanced, not too overpowering(see Weyerbacher Hops Infusion for overpowering), . Nice moderate hop bitterness. A strong offering from this brewery. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle purchased at the Foodery in Philly. Pours amber orange with diminishing off white head. Aroma of floral hops, wet crystal malt, and bread. English influence on the malt profile with notes of toffee and honey, nicely offset by some earthy hop bitterness that carries through to the finish. I also pick up some orange tea notes in the finish. Nice and interesting IPA Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Nice hazy amber color with huge, beige foamy head. Aroma is big hops, bready, citrus. Big grapefruit citrus style burn, then mellows to a watery hoppy bitterness. Kind of light bodied for an IPA. Pretty average IPA I suppose. sudzluvin (14) - haverford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
I loved Sam Adams Imperial Pils. This is equally satisfying. If you luv hoppie beers this is a good one. Nose, yeasty dried apricot aromas. Good amber color with lingering head. Midrange body and quite smooth. theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Brownish tan, mild floral aroma. Big head fades slowly. Moderate bitterness, medium mouthfeel. Easy drinking but underwhelming.