TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Pours a very nice orange amber, on the darker side, with a medium foamy off white head that laced and sustained. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel, toffee...it’s all here and just mixes so nicely. Remind me of a IIPA actually. Flavor of the same. I really like the balance here...how it goes from a malty sweetness to a nice bitter to finish out the taste. Was also nice and smooth, bordering on creamy. What an outstanding IPA. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus and pine. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice dry, crisp finish. ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
great beer. glowing ruby red color. grapefruit, lemon, some pine. crisp dry refreshing feel. dry hoppy finish. well balanced w/some malt notes. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 27, 2006
"WOW what an ipa and that is something for me to say. Poured nice orange color with an okay head which laced very well. The aroma was some hops pine and citrus. Perfect balance in flavor and aroma. some malts mixed with the hops. Good GOOD beer." CMUBEERMAN (440) - - FEB 26, 2006
This is also very similar to stone IPA. Aroma is tons of citrus...but a bit of spicey sweetness too. The taste is great...crisp fresh grassy hops...grapefruit...and a bit of honey sweetness...but I guess that is probably the malt. Very well balanced. Only thing setting it apart from the higher rated IPAs for me is that it doesn’t have as clean of a palate/mouthfeel.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
I finally got to have this. (This is the beer that we can never remember if we’ve had it or not when we go to the store). And now, finally had it at KPs. Was very good. Orangey-yellow color with lacey white head. Aroma has some pepper, lots o’hops, some orange and grapefruit, some pine flavor, and a little hint o carmel for the end. Very nice. JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2006
12oz bottle: Light amber orange color with big creamy off white head that really sticks around (almost looks like it was a nitro pour). Aroma has hints of corn, wheat, and a faint big of spicey hops. Flavor is a mouthfull of hops with a very stiff bitterness and a slightly metallic finish. Although it improves as it warms, it’s still rather lackluster.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
12oz. bottle. Mildly hazy orange/amber color with a small off white head. PNW hop aroma with lots of citrus(orange and grapefruit), pine and a mildly sweet malt background. The flavor was quite well balanced for such a hoppy beer. The piney/citrus hops are still in the forefront, but there is also a nice caramel malt backbone that makes this a very enjoyable beer. Had trouble keeping it away from my wife. bigbeerguy (9) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2006 does not count
THis is a good IPA. Strong hop aroma is well balanced by a mild maltiness and agressive hop bitterness. I like the fact I can get this beer in a large bottle. I am not a big hophead, but I do like this beer. sudsmeister (78) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2006
I like this IPA every bit as much as Stone’s. Just the right amount of hops. Nice head. Stays smooth all the way to the end. At $8.00 a sixer, a good value, too.