asedzie (831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has mild bright citrus notes, some light pine resin, a little bit of earth, a hint of breadiness. Malt is round and substantial with notes of caramel and hay, very clean, with just a little hop bite about midway through. Not a very long finish really, just a little bit of resiny hop flavor staying on after a sip. Dedollewaitor (16239) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting, Pt 3. Pours clear dark golden with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is peach and citrus. Very hoppy and crisp fruity hop flavor. Medium and smooth palate. Nice adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Appearance: Pours a light to medium golden color which is quite a bit lighter than I normally expect from an IPA. 1 finger white creamy head which dissipates quickly.
Smell: Very strong hops with a bit of pine and hints of citrus rinds.
Taste: Pretty decent amount of hops up front. Pine flavor is dominant with just a hint of lemon peel. Not as much bitterness as one would expect from an IPA. Finish is simple and not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Quite smooth.
Drinkability: High drinkability for a beer with an ABV of 6.5%. You could knock back a few without any trouble.
Overall: I’d rate this as an above average IPA. It’s not something I’ll actively seek out but I’ll finish my six pack and won’t consciously avoid it in the future. beermanjoe (4) - edwardsville, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010 does not count
BB 13/10/10 alc 6.5 Poured medium amber w/not much head or lacing. Crisp citrus (lime) nose. Pleasant hops bite on the tongue. Light body I get an orange sweetness in the center. Good crisp hop finish. Not much malt evident. Surprisingly complex, well crafted American style IPA. This joins my list of session beers elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2010
12oz bottle, best by Sept 19, 2010 (bottled June 19?). I think this is right at one month old...pretty fresh. Pours crystal clear yellow, lightly amber with a two finger white head, leaves nice rings of lacing and holds a good foamy cap. Aroma is citrus and pine with a noticeable amount of yeast and bread. Average. Flavor is nice blend of citrus, pine, earthy/grassy hops, touch of sweet malt in the middle, fair bitterness on the finish. Doesn’t really feel like 70 IBU. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick, medium carbonation. Solid IPA, nothing groundbreaking, but solid.
glorydaze (35) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2010
12oz bottle. Starts with a slightly sweet grapefruit taste deep in the palate but finishes with a strong dry, hoppy bite. Nice carbonated feel. Good IPA. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle sample from the taster pack. Beautifully hopped and carbonated. Loved this one jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Beautiful golden color with lots of effervesence and a huge pure white head. Nose is all hops. Taste is hoppy with enought carbonation and fullness to make for a very enjoyable beer. Pairs well with corned beef on pumpernickel. jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2010
lite strong orange color, found some great lacing and good head, hoppy, just balanced right, pine smell. 6 of 10 in Chicago. 92% vulcanmeister (290) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours slightly translucent amber with an abundant frothy head. Aroma hints of resin and sweet malt. Flavor has a definite sweet malt with some roasted malt and a firm undercurrent of citrusy hops. Aftertaste hints of fruit and sweet toasted malt. I’m not really an IPA fan, but this is one civilized brew that I can enjoy.