ilovedarkbeer (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the infamous missing ratings notebook. On tap at Trinity hall last autumn. Pours a surprisingly light color that is golden and has faint orange highlights. Nose is a blast of citrus and fresh hops and a bit of dry tea leafs? Taste is caramel, citrus and rounded out with a decent piney bitterness. Highly quaffable and delicious.
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap @Draught House
Pours a nice golden color with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, fresh resinous hops, pine. Flavor is very much the same with an excellent fresh hoppy flavor that is balanced out with just enough malt. Nice bitter hoppy finish too. Quite an enjoyable IPA.
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This IPA pours a nice deep golden color with a nice head and lacing. Nose is of a dry herbal hop. Taste is slight citrus,herbal with a nice malt backbone. Nice!!!
mar (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium gold pour with a thin cream head. awesome citrus hops on the nose. fresh hop flavor with a nice hop taste in the finish that is not bitter by far.
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 I was extremely impressed with this one. My first impression was that it almost smells and feels like a lager. Must have fermented in low temperatures. This was definentely one of the lower IBU IPAs I actually like. This great beers pours a hazy golden color with a relatively small white head. Not one of the hops overpower each other. Very well balanced and quite mild for the kind of hops used. The aroma is a little fruity and floral and the flavor tastes like it smells. Nice light hop flavor lingers for a while. Quite a refreshing and extremely smooth IPA. The best from Real Ale by far. Thanks Real Ale.
The Lord bless the hop harvest!
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical IPA aroma w/ lots of floral hops. Good malt profile before hops kick in. Almost too sweet, but good enough. Most IPAs are too concentrated on the hops side; this one gets bonus points for having a good malt profile in addition to a solid hop character.
mmmbeer (1405) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft at Alamo Drafthouse-Lake Creek) Served in shaker- very nice one finger white head with HEAVY lacing with each sip, turbid tan/copper in appearance. Aroma of hops, citrus, and a note of grapefruit. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt is extremely pleasant and enjoyable, hops come in the middle with notes of sweetness in the background as they took me away to a magical place- very well balanced overall and hard not to have the whole drink in less than 5 minutes. The big question- is this better than... Two Hearted? My opinion- you’d better keep one eye open late at night Larry and pray Real Ale doesn’t make this on a regular basis!!!
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 draft at Flying saucer. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is pine and floral hops. Taste is sweet, fruity citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry, bitter finish.
SudsMcDuff (8236) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
been wanting to try this for quite a while ... went to boondoggles and they knew nothing... lacing is extraordinary, low head but very stable and crazy good foam .. smug? ... is a rich golden colour ... nice bitters ... a good beer, didn’t quite meshing with the others.. another great brew from Real Ale..
kidmartinek (4985) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - beautiful. The color is deep, rich full gold. The head is 1.5 inch white. Laces like a blanket. The aroma is great and smells like strong cascade and amarillo hops, my 2 favorite varieties and having them both together in one beer is making me smile right now. The flavor is of a medium-full, floral hops with a full body and an underlying crystal malt. Its mild, smooth, has a bite, and mellow and refreshing and satisfying all at the same time. This is the perfect balanced beer. Break one open in the backyard.