oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent light amber to golden yellow. Highly carbonated with a sturdy head.
Sweet citrus hop aroma, with a hint of strawberry.
Very present hop flavor upfront., followed by bitter citrus rind, lemon, and a crisp finish.
Palate is full and flavorful. Very balanced consistently. Rather enjoyable.
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a cloudy amber color with a foamy beige head. Good lacing along the side of the glass. Aroma is rather hoppy, but noticeable malt too. Flavor is similar to the aroma. Malt is more pronounced than in most IPAs. Nice bitterness in the finish.
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper amber color with a large frothy off white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is very hoppy with citrus and grapefruit. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is citrus and sweet hop, very smooth with a light bitter finish. Easy to drink, a very good IPA from Brooklyn Brewery.
Paul150 (37) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Poured into a standard pint glass with a faint copper color and thin head. Aroma is very spicy and hoppy with a faint amount of malt aroma. Taste is slightly malty and fruity up front with a heavy hop finish. However, it was not overly bitter nor the most bitter IPA I’ve had. Mouthfeel is average with an average amount of carbonation and some alcohol notes. Overall I thought this was a good IPA, especially if you are making the transition from less hoppy styles.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Very hoppy fragrant aroma. Amber body, small off-white head. Pleasant hoppy flavor, restrained bitterness. Very nice finish. More malt and mildness than some IPAs, but tasty nonetheless.
bierkoning (13141) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden color. Malt, grapefruit and oily hops in the aroma. Sugary sweet, oily hoppy flavor with grapefruit. Thin. Oily hopbitter aftertaste with plastic. Love the aroma, but the flavor doesn’t stand out.
mekjubaksa (17) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice spicy notes make this an atypical pale ale. Quite malty with hints of apricot. Not recommended pairing this with spicy foods as the ale is complex and deserves full attention. We enjoyed this ale with Vietnamese food or just sipping while surfing the net.
jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty dark in appearance, more than I would think for an IPA. Nice aroma of hops and grass. Flavor is weak. Slight hops, some malts, but tastes watery. Palate is light, thin, and watery.
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper-amber color. One finger head diminishes to nice, fine lace. Aroma is solid maltiness with some warming alcohol and a bit of citrusy hops. High carbonation gives a tangy bite to mouthfeel. Hop bitterness is the only flavor aspect that I’m getting real range in--the beer’s greatest strength. More body than most IPAs.
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber with a white head. Nose is malt and slight citrus hops. Taste is like peach-flavored iced tea. Mouthfeel is medium with a bitter finish. More like a pale ale than an IPA and not as strong on the citrus flavor as I’d prefer.