daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle that I picked up from Winooski Beverage. This pours a really nice cloudy rich amber color with a fair sized tan head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Flavor is very hoppy and juicy. I was getting notes of pears and apricots. Some would call this one too malty to be a great IPA, but it was really nice to drink. mabel (10007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
[1585-20080816] 355mL bottle. Slight beef steak sauce aroma has weird floral notes. Slightly hazy, light amber brown body with a quick creamy light tan head. Slightly grainy hops flavour has heavy yeast characteristics. Medium body. Average.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2008
(@ Cole’s IPA Festival; Buffalo, NY)
Bottle @ Coles IPA Tasting. Pours a orange golden amber. Aroma was prety weak with little hop presence. Taste waqs malt dominated with very mild hop presence. Easy to drink but not hoppy enough flatmatt (1633) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 12 oz bottle received as a gift. Rerate from later in the 6-pack, as the first couple bottles each seemed to have at least a mild infection going. Pours orange amber with a large, bubbly head that stops me from finishing the pour for over ten minutes. Appearance is getting marked down due to the out-of-control head. Aroma is citrus hops, grassy hops, a bit of caramel, very sweet. Flavors of citrus and grassy hops along with pale malts and a little apricot. Needs quite a bit more hops to be a good IPA. thornecb (6189) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours amber into a shaker. Off-white micro head tophats and pyramids rim and does not recede. Pine and resin aromas. Sweet caramel upfront which turns to a sour, chalky, lasting resin/grapefruit finish.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2008
(Bottle). Sweet fruity aroma. Pours a hazy dark orange with a huge persistent head. Lots of hops and pine. Nice lengthy finish. Not the best IPA, but certainly acceptable. Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2008
This pours a dark amber with a very nice head. This is a dark looking IPA, very nice. the aroma is sweet and fruity with a hop, evergreen hint flowing through. It is smooth and slightly bitter. You get that evergreen taste that carries through to the back of the palate and it ends with a slight bite. Good not great. glaze0101 (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle poured. The aroma was nice on this beer (grass, and citrus) but everything else was disappointing. The hops are not really balanced with anything and thus overpowering, and this comes from a guy who like hoppy brews. bitter and a slightly off aftertaste. Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 2, 2008
Draught @ Bull Feenys 08’.
Dark murky brown with great head formation. Trees and fresh cut grass. Great nose with a tangy tartness. Well hopped and decently crafted flagship IPA. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle-Deep mahogany liquid, pours a frothy, and short lived eggshell head. The aroma is heavy on the bread crust and dark fruit, with some hops (pine, citrus), and quite a dose of raspberry iced tea. Tasted of fruity malts, bread crust, some caramel, a little low on the hops, and certainly low on bitterness. Finishes with a blast of raspberry iced tea. Strange example of an IPA, and if I had to guess, I’d say an EPA.