philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2010 the hoppiness dominates but doesn’t quite hit the spot. maltiness is nice. texture is a little thin but overall a decent IPA. IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
12 oz bottle from Largiari. Nose of citrus and floral hops with quite a bit of caramelly sweetness. Orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is mildly bitter and caramel. jimhilt (2615) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Crystal clear amber color. Nose is piney hops. Flavor is mostly hops but some sweet malts try to balance. Fruity, hoppy finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste. $2.15 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of axeman9182 poured into a tulip.
Pretty close to a crystal clear amber pour with a big off-white head that recedes to a soapy swirl and solid collar with nice delicate lacing on the sides.
The aroma is fairly hoppy with a light spicy herbal hop character with a predominantly grassy aroma with hints of citrus. There is plenty of toasted pale malts that almost shows out as much as the hops in the aroma.
The taste is even tamer in the hop department with lemongrass and herbal spiciness giving way to a hefty sweet malt backbone which definitely seems to dominate the hops in the taste. Only in the finish do the hops come out but with a metallic bitterness with little actual hop flavor.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and sweeter than most IPAs on the palate.
This is a decent example of a balanced IPA and I really think it falls much closer to an English IPA than an American IPA as the hop profile is actually secondary to the malts. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Great hookup from largiari! Thanks. Pours a really pretty orange/amber color with a nice white head. Leaves good lacing. Aroma is wonderfully fruity and hoppy with citrus and honey notes throughout. Flavor is fruity and hoppy with good caramel. Smooth and rather delicious.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle. A pale gold pour with light foam head. Pine hops with a malt balance. Good even taste through the finish. It was flavorful but a little average. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Thanks to jayli for hooking me up with this one. Pours hazy orange amber with a white head. Nose is malt, pine, tart white/ pink grapefruit, and a bit of apricot. Flavor is fizzy malt, orange/ citrus, and a bit of pine. Finishes with pine bite and apricot. Decent medium-bodied IPA. drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2010
12 once thanks to Largiari. Nice floral aroma. Citrus. Hops are nice. Grapefruit. Malty finish. Very drinkable IPA. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Golden pour with a white head. Slight pine aroma. Tangy bitterness with a little citrus and dry flavors. Cavie (4760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Largiari. Clear golden copper pour. Sweet hops are full on the nose. Some easy spice. Lightly watery flavor with easy hops. Finish is very small. A light IPA to be certain.