puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Pours a reddish amber with a big, fluffy head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, sugar cookies, pine. This a delicate yet complex mix of piney and spicy hops, a bit of caramel sweetness peaks through before a bitter hop finish. This is a well-balanced ipa that has a nice, slick mouthfeel and smooth carbonation. Overall, this ipa is not like the giant hop bombs as the hops offer more flavor that straight up bitterness, but it is insanely drinkable and enjoyable, and still complex. I didn’t really expect a lot, but very pleasantly surprised. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Ahhh... held this one a little too long. You could still taste the potential, but it was a little sweet. Still a strong flavor, with a bit of grassiness, but the hops just weren’t right. Bummer. Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle, caged and corked. Sedimented/partially opaque copper beer with a semi-foamy top. Almost a sour aroma. Funky farmhousy beer with almost a sour edge. Not sure I’d call this an IPA, but an interesting drink nonetheless. (#3531, 2/23/2009) DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - FEB 19, 2009
Not bad, but unremarkable. By no means a bad IPA, but not better than Samuel Smith’s by a long shot. Certainly not worth the $10 I paid for it. I wouldn’t discourage anyone from getting it, but don’t expect a religious experience or anything. jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Dark copper red in color with a large, cream colored head. Aroma is of strong hops and grass. Taste is hoppy and citrusy with a "mouth-full -of-grass" sort of flavor.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
bottle: pours a good clean amber colour with a huge white pithy head. arima is a good clean hop aroma with plenty of citrus and awesome malt, slight floral and hint of honey. flavour is well balanced with plenty of malt then a smooth hop flavour and just a touchof bitterness. just fantastic balalnce. bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2009
750ml bottle corked and caged courtesy of theisti. Pours a nice looking light amber orange with a thick lively head that leaves behind a great lacing. Nose is well balanced with grapefruit, apricot, and resiny pine hops. Taste is just as balanced with just the right amount of malt coming trough, for me. This is a wonderful IPA; thanks for sending this my way Tim! alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. Poured a cloudy orange color with a off white head. Smelles of citrus and caramel. Tastes similar but with some pine notes. milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Quite a hopped-up brew. Aroma is mainly citrus and apricots. Flavor is solid citrus with some notes of pine. Caramel malt provides some underlying balance, although for an IPA this is pretty hopped. Bitterness is moderate in the finish. The dry-hopping really brings out the hop character. Mouthfeel is a bit over carbonated for an IPA, but overall a great beer. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
bottle at superbowl party/tasting. what a good looking beer. poured a cloudy amber with a nice off white head that laces very well. aroma of caramel, grapefruit, and red apple. flavor had caramel, grapefruit, and pine. light body and high carbonation. a very good IPA.