Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2008
This is a randomly and extremely sweet tasting IPA. Almost too overpoweringly sweet to my mind actually. Really pretty orange color though and a little bit of a bitter finish at the end. Better than average, but not by much. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2008 Bottle - Pours orange with a large off-white head, aroma is interesting, citrusy, but also sweet and malty - which the bottle is not....quite a dry IPA, resinous, serious hop bitterness, finishes caramely, but not sweet...one dimensional, and bitter to be bitter without any other tangible qualities...did I get a bad bottle maybe? HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2008
22 oz. bomber. Pours a clear golden/amber color with minimal head. Aroma of pine, citrus and soap suds. The flavor ranges from a citrus hop taste at first, followed by a sharper bitter pine hop. The hops were slightly offset by a caramel malt sweetness. Dry and bitter finish. Definitely an English style IPA. blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a big off white head. The aroma is orangey fruit, and floral hoppy. The flavor is quite acidic, and flroal hoppy. Not bad, but this would improve with a little more of a malt profile. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours clearish, yellow/amber with a thin white head, some lace. Smells dry, nutty malty with some grassy hops. Tastes nutty and slightly hoppy, some grass, some citrus. Medium body, good carbonation. A bit of a let down.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a lighnt white head. Citrus and pine dominate the nose. Citrus, hop resins, grapefruit. Some malt body and a crisp finish with a little etoh. k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
A nice looking light orange body with a one inch off-head. Aromas of citrus & light piney hops and sweet malt. Flavor was initially moderate-lightly bitter followed by sweet malt with a touch of caramel and toasty bread then lightly hoppy. Body was moderately thin with a slightly sticky finish. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Pours an orangeish copper with a good-sized head. The aroma is wonderful on this one - citrus hops, bitter grapefruit, satsumas and a good balance of malts... but either the flavor is weak, or I’m getting far too used to DIPAs. It’s smooth - I’ll give it that - but diluted. Good flavor, but it definitely tastes watered down, and the flavor just dies. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Hoppy aroma with notes citrus, grapefruit, and caramel. Poured light orange/yellow/apple juice with a hint of amber in color and a large, dense, creamy, hilly, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Lightly sweet, light to medium bitter flavor. Tastes of hops, caramel, malts, butter, citrus, lemon, vanilla, and slight tropical fruits. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, hop and caramel finish. BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours a golden orange with a beige head. Mild carbonation. Aroma of bitter hops, citrus, and pine. Taste is of crisp hops with an underlying taste of bitterness and malt flavors. Lingering hop bite. Thick mouthfeel, aided by the carbonation. Refreshing and tasty.