JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Ooh... make or break, it’s been awhile since I have had one of these. Amber color with a taller somewhat creamy looking head that dissipated to a small lid and some lace. Aromas caramel, mild pine wood, grapefruit zest and polenta. Somewhat fizzy thin body. Nutty caramel start, pine middle and woody finish. A raw hop amber brew. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Clear orange-amber with big, foamy white head / Pine and citrus nose / Light to medium body, a little tart, with subdued malts and solid hops and finish / Flavors of pine, flowers, burnt sugar, lemon, and grapefruit / An refined, mild ipa. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2013 5/8/08. Bottle from a sampler from Harris Teeter Barracks Charlottesville. Pours a cloudy reddish amber with s small head and good lacing. Pepper and citrus hop aroma. Very bitter hop taste. Pleasant. Damn, the sweetness comes about 20 seconds later! 6/4/7/3/13 Hudspart (539) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Rerate 5/31/13. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a large foamy white head Good head retention. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, pale malts. The taste is bitter resin hops, pale malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. 7/3/6/3/13
Bottle (part of a mixed 12 pack): Pretty good IPA. Aroma and flavor of hops. Relatively thick. Definitely an IPA. Very drinkable. I would gladly drink again. zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAY 4, 2008
Amber to red color, thin head. Soapy, pine (northwestern hops) with a trace of malt. It is a descent American IPA.
Blasphemies (45) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
Nice citrus and flower smell to it. Pours a bit light orange in colour. Taste is fruity hop bitter. I like it!
RSRIZZO (2034) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Aroma is a nice hoppy scent with a touch of citrus. Color is a bright golden amber with good carbonation and a thin white head. Taste is citrusy, bitter and a little sweet. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish come on right away with citrus and a touch of malt, the citrus goes a bit sweet giving it an orange taste then ends bitter. After taste is mildly bitter with an orange zest taste. Its a nice IPA that’s a is a little different then most but still nothing special GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 bottle, pours burnt orange color with small off white head. As expected aroma is hoppy, piney resin mostly with some citrus, and a little malt. Flavor starts out semi-sweet, with a nice bitter, hoppy finish. Not the best, I wish I had tasted the pre-2008 version so I could compare, but a pretty decent IPA. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Draught @ TDR Ex: Aroma of floral hops and fruit. Poured mber in color with a creamy, dense, off-white head. Hazy. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor was medium bitter. Tastes of floral hops and a tiny bit of pale malts. Medium body. Ary texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy finish. "Alright. Pretty good, but not great." Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2008
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is clear light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Very lean, thin, and watery in the mouth, almost no malt presence at all...otherwise average (though I think lovers of the usual green/American hop smell will enjoy the aroma).