tribrewer (6) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
I really enjoyed this beer. I thought the bitterness was perfect and it had a great aroma to it, however I agree with the previous rater that is did have a strange/off after taste. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2007
THOUGHTS: Great aroma and mouthfeel but a little too much bitter, metallic aftertaste. A pretty good beer for its style, but not on of my favorite styles. If I want hoppy I’ll take a double IPA. Not enough balance in flavor.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium, clear amber with a small, white head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma was moderate molasses malt and heary grapefruit and orange hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. The finish flavor was moderately sweet and heavily bitter with a long duration. Both were dominated by citurs hops, but a little too much for my taste. The body was light to medium and dry in front and oily in back with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish. buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Another big thanks to BuckeyeBoy for this one. Pours a light golden with a niced sized head. Good carbonation and sticky lacing. Aroma is nice an hoppy with some mild citrus and pine mixed in. A very good flavor of piney bitter hops and light citrus and malts. Finish is quite dry and bitter. I wouldn’t want it any other way. maverick5623 (14) - santa barbara, California, USA - JAN 25, 2007
IPA with a maltee maltee comparison to other nonmalt IPAs out there, defiante dimmension, not tooo bitter as well nioce good IPA creeemeee mouthfeel Stine (1799) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 The pour is a tanned shade of golden yellow with a good rocky head. Butterscotch, lemon and pine aromas hint at the perfect balance this brew strikes: juicy peach, grapefruit and cool leafy bitterness give way to a smooth caramel sweet finish. A flawlessly rounded rendition, to be sure. If it had a bit more of a gritty bitter edge it would be unforgettable.
surf1284 (91) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
Updated. On tap at the Dominion Brewhouse. Aroma is fairly dull with mild flowers and sour citrus. Tastes of white rice with honey and a touch of soy, some oyster crackers and salt. Strange. Overly smooth in the mouth and somewhat lifeless. It’s either the bottom of the barrel or a dirty line, but this one was done in.
Pours a light golden amber with a medium head. No lacing. Tastes of citrus. Goes down pretty smooth since it is so well balanced. Many can be enjoyed. bigcat03 (336) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle from Wilburs poured into tulip at 52 degrees - Pours orange amber with a 1/2 finger off-white head; nice floral, grassy, and pine hops with a little malt to the nose; Floral, grassy, very light citrus hops provide the bitterness while a touch of malt provides some sweetness on the initial taste; A mainly malty but lightly hoppsy and clean aftertaste; Full medium body; Light carbonation; Probably the hoppiest beer I’ve had to date. I didn’t know an IPA could have this much complexity! i have to get my hands on some more of this. padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
I enjoyed the citrus and pine. Finished with a long bitter ride over my palate. Drank straight from the bottle. Wish I had a glass, I just haven’t gotten geeky enough to ask. joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a nice orangish amber color. The aroma isn’t dominated by hops like the AB, but instead gives a nice malty presence.
The flavor is very well balanced, with a good floral hop profile that is balanced nicely by the fruity malt. All in all a nice IPA, but I will stick to the AB from these guys. bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear bright copper with a lacy white head. Aroma of pine and grass with a tiny trace of skunk - the hoppy variety, not the lightstruck variety. Light to medium with medium carbonation. Taste starts sweet with bread and fruit followed by a mostly piney finish and a resinous aftertaste. A smooth and refreshing IPA.