alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle puchased in Asheville. Pours clear copper in color with a medium sized fluffy white head. The aroma has moderately sweet caramel malt and moderate hoppiness (pine and floral mainly). The flavor is a mixture of much of the same: caramel malts with floral and pine notes. The smallest hint of fruit. Dry bitter finish. KyotoLefty (10599) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at the Flying Saucer in Columbia CS, 2008. A bit smoky and burnt. Strong flavor of burnt sugar / caramel. Medium to strong hops, slightly strange, but decent. phaleslu (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a finger-thick eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, and a touch of pine and herbs. Flavor of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, earthy notes, pine resin, and toast. Mild. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and some sweetness and bitterness on the finish. Not bad. KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Cloudy golden with a medium white head. Sweet aroma with hops, pine and grapefruit notes. Flavour was very hoppy with pine, grapefruit and malty notes. Finished bitter. sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2009
bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber with white head.
Aroma is fruity (grapefruit) hops with nice caramel malt notes.
Taste malty / caramel, hops with grapefruit / citrus hops with light piny mouthfeel.
Overall mouthfeel is sweet and smooth finish is a mix of caramel and grapefruit with light bitterness.
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
My Bottom Line :DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Biscuity pale cereals support leafy and fruity hops, sculpting a sessionable India Pale Ale with a charming wooden hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces atop the peachy golden haze.
-The aroma could use better hop definition (more dry-hopping with different varieties?). As is, there is nothing that makes the mouth water.
-The mouthfeel is beautifully rendered; cushiony, never thin, softly carbonated, very drinkable.
-As an IPA in the US, this one will not get the praise it might deserve, but as an English-style IPA, this is spot-on, nicely balanced and easily sessionable.
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate. Clear golden color, thin white head. Couple splecks of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Not bitter, nor assertive like your typical IPA. Just a moderate bitterness, light sweet taste. Some light citusy, lightly piney hop. More malt forward, but it’s not a caramel, sweet malt, more clean and biscuity. As far as IPAs go, though, this doesn’t really satisfy in the way that they usually do. Sub par for the category. blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Flowery hoppy aroma with some lighter piney notes. The flavor has light citric hops, some floral notes, and a light malty sweetness. Not bad. douglas88 (9569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to emacgee. Pours a bright amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is very nice; fresh floral and citrus hop notes, lots of caramel malts as well. The flavor is also nice; resin-like hops, citrus and bitter, lots of balance provided by the caramel malt. Easygoing and flavorful. A nice aggressive hop profile and well balanced. Leaves your palate chewing on grapefruit peel. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Golden colored with a small filmy white head. Grainy bread and biscut nose, with an odd resemblence to a Saaz hopped pils. Flavor has a dusty and airy hop and wet grain flavor so prevalent in mediocre IPAs and pale ales: toast and dried grass, I guess it would be best to describe it as. Finished light and clean, but without much flavor other than a ESB-like bite. Certainly not a bad beer, but not close to what I consider a worthy IPA.