vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear golden with a medium white head with good lacing. Aroma is of light citrus hops. Sweet fruity hop flavor with a hint of peach. Well balanced mild bitterness. Very nice. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a local grocery store in Hatteras. ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Aroma: The nose is fairly hoppy with notes of both pine and citrus. There seems to be some malt in the background but I can’t quite put a finger on the exact aroma.
Appearance: It pours a light amber color with a fairly large and dense off-white head. Excellent head retention and nice lacing left behind.
Taste: As you would expect, the flavor is hop forward with lots of citrus and a touch of pine. The malt is a little more obvious in the taste with notes of lightly toasted malt and a bit of biscuit.
Palate: Medium bodied with slightly softer than average carbonation leading to a medium to long, bitter finish.
Overall: Definitely better than average, this brew would make a great daily drinker. Very tasty stuff and definitely worth a try.
Clear, dark orange pour with a dissapating white head. Aroma is citrusy with peach and grapefruit, moderate hops and pine. Flavor is peach and tangerine, moderate alcohol presence. Finishes dry, little bite, very soft. Jow (4032) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2010
During brewery tour we tapped a line in beer cellar and enjoyed some Ranger before it was filtered. Can’t get any fresher than this. Pours a hazy gold with big head. Lots of cirtus like limes and grapefruit. plenty of pine and floral hops. crisp and great. this was an amazing experience. redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Seen and heard about this being out there, but hadn’t really tried it for review.
Pours a nice gold color, with fine carbonation. Pretty large white head, very fine lacing.
Aroma, some spicy hops, citrus, not real strong smell.
Taste, not, like most West Coast IPA’s, more malty and flavor hop like, not super bitter.
Pretty OK though, but wouldn’t be my 1st choice.
fair body. nothing super special, but I’d drink it again.
hockeyhead303 (2) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010 does not count
pour very gold pale color with a fine bubble white snow cap head
smell is very citric i detect cascade hops and i believe chinook very good maybe little pine and faint malt in the smell taste is strong pine citris fruit grape fruit orange lemon upfront then a slight sweet malt biscuty tone with a lingerine dry cirtric bitterness very pleasent medium light body and lots of buble but mmmm refreshing overall this is a very good ipa with a twist cuz it is sessional and refreshing but complex markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2010
On draft at Taco Mac’s. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Nose is malt, some grain, some slight citrus and pine. Flavor is similar with small malt character and a bit of pine and citrus. Mild, standard IPA- good starter beer, a bit potent for a session beer. I would have never known it was a 6.5% beer. aracauna (3651) - Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
This is a good IPA. It’s just nothing super special, although above average. Good hop aroma and pleasant bitterness. Relatively dry so it’s easy drinking. Christian (13782) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
Golden with a lasting off-white head. Fruity peach aroma with a hint of spice, and some caramel. Dry biscuit malty flavour with a pepper note troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
[Tap] Pours a light amber color with a thin white head. Hoppy aroma of pine, some bread and grains. Hightly bitter/hoppy taste. Subtle malty backbone of caramel malts and some fruits. Lingering bitter finish. Average body and carbonation. Pretty good, but an ordinary IPA.