undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Pours hazy orang/amber with a pine/malt aroma. There is a nice mix of malt and hops, but there is something.."astringent?" in the back pallete. Nice solid beer that I would try again, even with the different aftertaste.
Great lacing and nice soapy head. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Clear deep amber, slightly red with a small white head. Sweet caramel aroma with some mild floral hops. Sweet caramel flavor with a nice floral hop edge. hopsMD (5) - Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2006 does not count
Refractive orange gold color with soapy head. Aroma of cereal and orange. Flavor is malty and very sweet. The palate is smooth and lightly syrupy. Overall not my favorite slant on an IPA; however, there is enough balance here to keep interest. Christian (13814) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Deep copper with a mdeium lasting white head. Intense Cascade aroma with a hint of malts. Dry with a sharp hops attack, and a lasting bitterness. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2006
@ Bar Volo. Nice Golden pour and a soapy quick head. Hops are amazing and hit you instantly in the aroma and the taste. Actual flavour is very smooth, crisp, clean water and the malts are impressively well blended. This is what I’d consider the perfect abv and the perfect blend for this style -- a textbook IPA.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a nice head. Aroma seems like standard IPA fare, but other "things" soon unfold. It’s mostly pine forest at first, but there’s also some bread, slight smoke, and a cheesy quality. Very interesting. Has an immediate citrus bite, but then the mild bready and nutty flavors kick in to balance things. Much more about the piny woody hop flavors though, while the malt just happens to be along for the ride. Transition from front to finish is smooth, and the finish envelopes the entire mouth well. This beer seemed to have to big of a bite for me, but it got better as it warmed. emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pours a very hazy copper color. Almost looks unfiltered. The head was medium, light tan, generous lacing, and long lasting. Has a very noticeable floral/citrus hop aroma. Taste is fairly hoppy, not quite as bitter as I expected, but for me a good thing. Very citrusy. Finish is crisp, very hoppy (maybe some alcohol). Not much in the way of malt (as to be expected) so the balance is off. It is what I expected from an IPA and it simply tastes like a tolerable IPA. asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a nice slighty off-white head. Aroma is hops, with pine, resin, and citrus notes coming though. The hoppy aroma is balanced out with cake smelling malts. Smells very nice. Flavor is piney, citrusy, grapefruit, and balancing at the end with caramel malts. The beer starts off pretty sweet and then finishes with bitterness. An excellent IPA just a few notches lower than Stone’s version. iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2006
well for my 21st rateingi wanted somethimg really good and strong .like hair of the dog,dogfish or gonzo but this will have to do.and do it does.pours a bronze gold colr with a thick creamy head but dispates quikley.meduim lacing.smell is pine and light malt.taste is grapefruit and pine finshed with light maltand slight asginet quailty.the only problem I have with this brew is that it says aggressively hopped but its not really that hoppy witch isn’t a turn off or anything but still you hopheads know wat I mean.too end a very decent brew very good for people who like hops but not too much.ps the label totally makes you think of colorado. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 12 oz bottle via Liquid Solutions. Pours a clear copper/amber with a large head. Tons of webby lace left behind on the Pilsner glass as the beer is inbibed. Nose is floral with lots of citrus-orange/lemon AND grapefruit. Also some pine. Nice. Taste starts VERY sweet. Lots of caramel/toffee malts, then some citrus hops, mostly orange, followed by a bittersweet and balanced finish. Maltier and smoother than most ipas.Medium bodied and complex. Very refreshing and perfect for this 70 degree autumn day.