hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Westmere Beverage in Albany. Nice hazy orange/light amber in color. Strong carbonation with a long lasting pillowy off white head. Aroma of citrus, and floral hops, but the strength is moderate at best. Taste has light to moderate citrus and floral hops for the style, with a good malt backbone. The malts are interesting enough; but the hops just aren’t assertive enough for the style for me personally. Finishes light to moderately bitter. This one may have some age on it.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Pours hazy orange-gold, large beige head, suspended sediment. Large, rocky head, well-retained, ring after ring of lace, effervescent. Really, a beautiful beer. Strong aroma of grapefruit juice. Flavor is citrus and pine resin up front, overtly yeasty in the middle, finishing bitter, maybe a bit too much so, but still a fine IPA. Flavor is medium bodied, very fruit-juicy, with a strong hop burn. Delicious.
thornecb (5678) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes leaving no lacing. Citrus and pine aromas. Creamy sour resin upfront with a grapefruit finish.
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. Great balance of hops and malts. A very drinkable IPA that is not overly hoppy.
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pour intopint glass. nice tan hazy color. pine mixed citrus aroma. not a lasting head. good body nice aftertaste.not an agressive heavy ipa. nice.
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Appearance is a hazy golden brown with slow fading white head, aroma filled with citrusy hops, flavor again very hoppy with a good amount of malt backbone. style of hops it a good change from the NW IPA I am used to, although this IPA is not all that complex it is unique in hop selection.
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from jsquire. Pours amber with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma has sweet caramel malts with citrus and piney hops. The flavor is more on the herbal/pine side than citrus with a caramel malt backbone. This turned out to be a decent surprise from a recent trade.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden amber with a 1 fingercreamy off white head. Aroma is is big on caramel, toffee, crusty bread, floral and citrus hops. Flavor is heavy on pine hops, a little soap and very little citrus for the style. Malt is caramel, a little toffee, sweet bread, toast and some grain. FInish has some yeasty spice, citrus, and bitter hops, a bit of fruity soap, and some toast that seems to carry on a long while.
nearbeer (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz; bottled Feb, week 1. Lightly cloudy orange-amber. Humongous, annoying head that takes forever to settle down. Nice sticky frosting all over the glass, though. Aroma of lemon peel and slight plastic. Taste is initially plasticy caramel, with a peppery wood and lemon cough drop finish. Lemony hop and/or yeast takes some getting used to, but not bad. Light-medium body is nice and smooth with a dryish finish.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Bottle from Tipsy’s Liquor World, Denver, I quite like the label on this one. Pours a pale/ish amber with a big, fluffy off white head despite a gentle pour. Flowery/citrus hops and pale malts in the nose, a tad cheesy. Flavor is slightly soapy with bitter floral/citrus hops and underlying pale malts. Lots of sediment in last pour that adds haze, nice bitter length and although it’s not unpleasant by any means, has no real dominant character overall.