AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 Pours golden with medium lasting head. Hoppy aroma consists of pine and an earthiness. Flavor is dry, malt, pine. Round mouthfeel, good body. Smooth bitterness fades to a clean finish. Very easy drinking. A bit mild though. Might fit in better as a pale ale. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
12oz. bottle. Faded yellow color with a small rocky white head. Lemongrass and a soft orangey citrus hop character in the aroma. Citric metallic hop character dominates the flavor, with buttery tinges. Some malt emerges in the finish, and a slightly sweet softness to the residual hop bitterness and astringency also contained therein. Mouthfeel is a light medium, somewhat dry. zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Bottle from the beer god that is DarkElf... thanks Stephen!!! Pours a clear orange/gold color with virtually no head or lacing. Aroma is very sweet, almost sticky/fruity like and a very mild hope presence comes through. Flavor is very light with grassy, bitter hop hints through-out. Definite citrus towards the end. Very light on the palate and overall a fairly enjoyable beer considering it’s straight from beer wasteland!!! Thanks again Stephen!!! Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Thanks Darkelf. Pours with an orange-gold body topped by a thinto medium thick head withsome lacing. It’s slighlty sweet and malty with a slight metallic note and a slight grassy, fruity hop note. Meidum bodied and smooth. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) I must admit, when this beer showed up on a pallet at the store along with two other "low alcohol" brews from Utah, I figured this beer would be another watery, thin turd. But this is actually real beer! Fruity and very citrusy nose leads the charge -- lots of sweet tangerine and tart grapefruit -- with modest aroma of tea and composted grass in the background, turning progressively more vegetal over time. The flavor is less citrusy, even on the first sip, instead presenting a drier, more grainy and vegetal flavor. As with the nose, the vegetal nature of the flavor increases in prominence, quickly becoming the dominant flavor, though the hoppy, citrusy bitterness remains on the tongue, especially in the more balanced finish. I find this transition isn’t at all uncommon with West Coast IPAs, so this Utah beer is following a very familiar pattern for me. Body is medium, so definitely not thin or watery like I was expecting. Carbonation is moderate. Golden-amber color shows a moderate haze and about a dozen streams of small, widely spaced carbonation bubbles. Not a whole lot of head to this beer, the off-white foam rising to no more than a quarter inch before rapidly receding to a filmy layer. Randomly shaped splotches of lace are scattered around the glass. I must say, quite a nice surprise. I’ve definitely had better IPAs, but I’ve enjoyed this a lot.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle. Copper, shiny pour. Very hoppy in aroma and taste, Thin finish. Suitable but not exceptional IPA argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(12oz bottle, thanks Bück Dich) Medium off-white head atop a clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, peach, caramel, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, floral, peach, some orange/grapefruit, earthy, caramel. Fairly mild bitterness. Light-medium body. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Pours a five finger frothy white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts hoppy with some sweetness, almost balanced midway finishes hoppy with a little bitter after taste. Not as hoppy as some IPAs. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Utah DABC Salt Lake City, Ut. winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Poured a clear gold with a light and somewhat lasting off-white head. A very herbal and citrusy hop aroma and flavor slightly off balances the smooth, rich malt character. A prolonged hop flavor lingers in the mouth. Not the best ipa but one that I could enjoy drinking more than one of. BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Bottle from the state store. Bright translucent amber color. Nose is fairly hoppy, nice citrus hop edge. Flavor is more of the same...with a nice malt complement. Better than expected...a nice drink.