gmanbeer (44) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours from bottle a coppper/orange with a white foamy head. Moderate carbonation, aroma of hops. Creamy mouthfeel, taste of floral sprucy hops, balanced well by caramel sweetness. Very good beer, should of tried it sooner but was turned off of IPAs by a few bad examples the first times i tried the style. Brewery is only a few blocks away, gonna have to visit now. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Pours a semi-cloudy copper orange with a thick layer of cream-tinged head that dissipates quickly with a lot of lacing. Aroma is a mix of floral and spruce with a hint of citrus. Flavor is a bit spruce, caramel a bit of spice and woody notes. Body creamy with quite a bit of carbonation. thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2010
From the bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color, off-white head that coated the glass very nicely. Aroma not too powerful, hint of hops and bitterness, nothing special. A sharp crisp bite initially, then smooths out and finishes with a slight bitterness. Could taste the alcohol slightly. Pretty decent. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Slightly hazy orange, frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel, pine and slightly oxidized hops. Taste is better, crisp citrus andf caramel but not as bitter as expected. Finish is slightly bitter. Medium body, smooth carbonation. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Pours a nice dark orange amber with an off white head. Aroma is pine hops, some grapefruit. Flavor is pleasantly hoppy without being smack you in the mouth bitter. Easy to drink. Nice beer.
cfrancis (3574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is faint hop. Taste is awash with hop, slight floral and medium bitterness. Good beer but no Stone. SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Draft at the Avenue (Brighton, MA). Pours a dark copper color with a foamy white head. Nose is piney hops with a light caramel malt note. Palate is medium with a sikiness and a light bitter finish. Flavor is piney hops with a caramel malt, some light syrupy feels. portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
12 oz. bottle to tulip glass. Pour is flat minimal carbonation and quick white head that dissipates. Color is amber red. Taste mild grapefruit and honey. Overall nice beer not as hoppy as I was expecting. shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 re rate on 3/1210 the appearance not as murky as I remember but the taste bit a little too much.. too my rating down to a 3.9 froma 4.3 sitll a great brew...
Has that old familiar sweet molassas hoppiness scent and the color is a beautiful golden amber... No real head but rather a thin frothy blanket.. First hit to the palate, oh my...... a sweetness reminissent of a green flash ipa immediately comes to mind.. the hops have a light floral bite but then earthy malts carry the flavor on through my palate.. A very subtle yet apparent aftertaste abundant as the taste dissapates in my mouth.. A crispness normally reserved for summer ales can be detected although its a crispness that is on steroids because it lingers long enough to allow the cornucopia of hops to mingle with the malts.. Quite simply one of the best first time IPA’s I have ever tried... I cant wait to crack open my second one!! CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Bottle. Honey golden in color with a half-inch of foamy head. Aroma is caramel malt, pine and herbal hops. The flavor begins with toasted malt and caramel followed by resiny hops and grapefruit. It finishes crisp and bitter with a tongue numbing bitterness kick at the end. Solid West Coast style IPA.