JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle at Winking Lizard. Pours a clear copper with a big white head. Grapefruity hop aroma with some malt. Crisp citrus hop flavor with a nice malt balance. Used to be one of my absolute favorite IPAs. I have found some better ones over the last two years, but this one is still solid overall. BigT0827 (5) - Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2009 does not count
Pours a golden color with a small lasting head. and good lacing. Aroma is strong with citrus like hops and has a small malt aroma. Taste of light malt and heavy hop flavor with a slight alcoholic aftertaste. A pretty good IPA. trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2009 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice deep golden amber with a white head which lasts all 12 oz. Nice sweet malty taste, and a milder hoppy taste than most other IPAs I’ve had. Nice balance of hops and malty sweetness. Caramel notes with a hoppy bitter finish. Better than the current 79%-tile. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear ambery-golden with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up spicy floral and orange notes over a semi-sweet caramel base.. warm overall with a touch of candied sweetness on the back. The flavor found sweeter caramel at the core with orange, clove, and floral bitterness around.. alcohol and sweetness clashed some on the finish that also carried through grainy, bitter remnants. Medium-bodied and increasingly bitter on the palate as it went along.. OK balance, but too sweet. KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle. Amber body. Small white head. Heavy sweet aroma. Almost too much. Sweet alcoholic flavour, hint of coffee. Bitter finish. (Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 20.07.08)
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours light amber with a thin but frothy head. Smells like hops with lemon and sourdough bread. Taste is a bit sour, hops and pine in the front with malt, caramel, and orange in the back. Nice mouthfeel, not too carbonated. Decent beer, definitely worth a try. rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Pours a light copper color with a white head. Aroma hops, citrus and caramel sweetness. Flavor of the same as nose. Nice balance. LarvalChemist (29) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Poured a translucent amber with a medium, but long lasting, light tan head. Little lacing in the head.
Aroma was definitely hoppy but not overpoweringly so.
Taste caught me by surprise. Hops are there in a citrusy way but I thought I detected hints of oak in there. Nothing overpowering to be had. A fairly short, clean finish as well.
Mouthfeel was medium light.
Overall a decent pale ale. cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 10, 2009
Hazy amber with tiny head. Aroma is fruity and malty with citrus, caramel and hops. Flavour is sweet in beginning with a nice clean bitter finish. carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Pours clear orange with some carbonation bubbles and medium sized tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is typical fruity hops. Very good, with decent alcohol too. Would buy again.