deline7 (13) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2007
This is the IPA that turned me into a hophead. Probably not the best, but it will stand shoulder to shoulder with the best IPA’s around.
The all important crystal malt to hop flavor/IBU balance is right on. The hop selection never leaves a bad impression. I would add more hop aroma but aroma is so persihable that its probably not worth it. aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Pours a large creamy white head with excellent lacing. The body hue is dehydrated piss yellow. Zero malt aroma. Smells like a Belgium beer with hints of raisin, white grapes, apples and smells like champagne. The initial flavor is heavy mild bitter that is slightly strong. Middle flavor of sweet apple, champaign dry like, slightly spicy with a mellow sweet malt. It finises with the lingering initial bitter taste, but is a much smoother easy finish. No hints of alcohol. The body is medium with a dry texture and lively carbonation. Multiple flavors in this beer. jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2009 This beer was given to me as a leftover from a party and boy was I in for a surprise. The aroma was a bouquet of verdant sunny fields in mid summer. The initial sip of bitter acidity wasn’t a taste as much as a bursting of flavor which transformed with a swallow and a breathe into a delicious delicate impression of less intense bitter and a tiny hint of sweetness, everything a Pale Ale should be. Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle. Clear pale orange color with large fluffy off white head. Light peach citrus aroma. The flavor was the same with tea notes in the finish. Massive lacing. This was better then the ratings suggest. nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2008
12oz bottle. Golden straw colored blonde beer, with a rich foamy head. Heavy citrus aroma. Light and refreshing as an English IPA, but with the American signature Cascade hop profile. Creamy and sweet. A well done American IPA.
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2008
You can find this beer anywhere which is nice that it’s actually a decent IPA. I picked up a six pack in my local Grocery Chain at 11PM. Normally a difficult time to find any decent beer. Huge head on this one ; almost made a mess. Nice citrus and flowery hop taste. Good clean finish. I agree that the ratings are misleading for this one. Worth the 7.99 for a sixer. patrick767 (4204) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2007
bottle - Pours copper with a two finger head and lots of floating yeast. The head lingers nad laces well. It has a fairly mild citrus hops aroma. Medium bodied and well balanced, it leaves a crisp, bitter finish that stays around a long time as is the nature of IPAs. I’m surprised at how low the ratings are here as I didn’t find it thin, rough, or bland. It’s not an outstanding IPA, but it’s a very good, solid beer and certainly has the hop profile of an IPA. mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy straw-yellow with a very nice head & lacing. Sweet malty & fresh hop aroma. Taste is similar - good astringent hops, very fresh & leafy, with lagerish-type malting. Creamy body with good carbonation. A rather straightforward IPA, the "European" malts are definitely a bit off-putting with Pacific Northwest hops, but otherwise tasty. DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 Bottle from the Beer Yard. This one is good. It straddles the line between an IPA, a saison, a bier de garde, and even a triple as it warms up throughout its undigested life cycle. The pour is hazy golden with a fluffy, frothy, 3-finger head that lingers throughout the pour and reappears upon repouring. The aroma was big pineapple and hops, with a some fruit, pale bready malts, saisony funk, perfumy florals, plus some black pepper. Very complex in aroma. The taste was very hoppy and bready malty up front, with the cascading waves of saisony funk, bier de gardy dry floral perfumy spices, and a tad of candi sugary triply essence. frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Slightly hazed, bright amber body with a mostly-white head that fades slow and laces in intricate strands. Initial aroma of Brussels sprouts doused in a floral perfume. Hop profile opens and intensifies with grapefruit and lemon citrics atop sweet, biscuity malts. A little thin in flavor and texture, but peppery hops lead the way to a pleasant level of bittersweetness. Thanks, Carl.
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