btim40 (36) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2013
This is a great IPA with wonderful hoppiness. The dry hopping is very evident but with a smoothness that’s hard to beat. May become one of my new favorite IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2004
I love the color of this one - deep copper amber. Fluffy head with lacing. Nice grapefruit nose and strong citric hop presence. Well balanced with a caramel sweetness. My only complaint is a watery mouthfeel, otherwise nice beer. Thanks to my father-in-law! gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 18, 2001
Maybe it's the altitude, but this is a wonderful hoppy brew. This has been a favorite of mine for 5 - 6 years. Wish I could get some in Maine, but I will next October. FestDecBeet (412) - - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Look: pours a dark red copper color. White head. Very clear.
Smell: citrus. Grapefruits. Lemon. Oranges. Sweet caramel. Juicy fruit gum.
Taste: bitter on the front. Grapefruit. Slightly bitter finish but not overwhelming. Juicy fruit gum
Feel: creamy thick mouth feel. Medium carbonation.
Overall: good beer. Love how it all works together. Nice a smooth but not over the top.
First drank: home 10/16/14
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Deep mahogany with a white and frothy head - tight & creamy bubbles. Sweet, fresh & malty aroma! Mighty fine-looking beer. Upon the first sip, sweet hop flavors burst out. Pure olfactory candy. Nice amount of bitterness in the finish – balanced. Floral, earthy, & piney... with a dry and puckering finish. Gentle fruit flavors merge with the hops perfectly! Malt is well complemented also. Good beer!
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a dark amber color that almost looked brown at first. Had a lingering off-white head and very good lacing thru the entire glass. Although this did not have the usual IPA appearance, the aroma was floral and grapefruit/citrus. Flavor was more citrus, and the finish was smooth, slightly bitter, and very hoppy. I had this IPA while sitting in a hot-tub after a day of rafting down the Royal Gorge. A most enjoyable beer. dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Really not much hop aroma for an IPA. Dark orange color. This is not a hoppy IPA - about equal with a SoCal Pale ale. The hops are more at the end of this. That said, this is still pretty easy drinking. Good, not great. bloots2 (2) - - JAN 19, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 This was a nice hoppy red ale. Reminds me of bells roundhouse rye pale ale. I don't understand the low ratings. PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2002
excellent, fruity with pine flavoring, tastes like a fresh forest, this beer is wild!