mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2008
bottle from the mystery swap: pours a good dark honey colour, big thin\ck foamy white head. aroam is a good citrus smell of grapefruit and lemon, some malt in the background. the citrus seems like it is coming from the peels. flaovur is a thick sweet malt with the citrus hops fading in and finishing the beer nicely. mcox90 (2160) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a gold, copper color with a thin white head. Minimal lacing. Nose is grapefruit and pine. Lively mouthfeel. Flavor was quite hoppy as you would expect. Grapefruit dominates the flavor, but there is some malt & caramel too, for balance. Finished dry and bitter. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle: Deep copper to amber in color that poured a thin head which quickly dissipated. The nose was semi-sweet with aromas of caramel, citric hops, herbs, malt and spice. In the mouth the flavors were muted in this medium-bodied and dry beer. While the nose shows some sweetness and complexity the flavors are much more tame and muted. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2008
This brew pours an orange colour with a medium sized white head. The initial taste of this brew is of highly fruity character, then it finishes smooth with a bitter citrusy taste. Plenty of grapefruit aroma and fresh hops. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2008
The aroma smells like a proper IPA with citrus and pine hops to go along with sweet and slightly roasted malts. The appearance is amber with a somewhat thin head. The flavor is sort-of like the aroma but not quite as good. It’s focus is on a bitter and somewhat unpleasant taste, the sweetness is still present though. The palate is thin. Overall not bad but still needs some work.
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle courtesy of TheBeerCellar. Thanks Matt! Pours red tinged orange with a medium head. VERY strong hop aroma... floral and pine. Taste is much smoother... and the hops seem almost hidden. Nicely balanced once you can find them, and while I wish they were more assertive, it is nice that they are on the mellower side. The hop bomb aroma and the mellow taste make this an interesting one. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Thanks ucusty. Pours a light copper amber with a two finger creamy off orange head. The nose is hoppy, earthy, malty, a little weird. Bottle seems like it may be off. Probably a good IPA. Flavor is nice and hoppy, citrusy hops, sweet malt, earthy flavors. Very light alcohol. Finishes a little funky and old. Taking the bottle condition into account this is probably pretty good. aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
The color was golden/amber. The head was creamy and off-white. The aroma was citrisy, light pine, hops, and a very slight rotten smell. The flavor was hops, alcohol, and rotten fruit. The palate was average. The finish was waxy/bitter. pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4-19-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to robbmotiwalla milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2008
Thick cloudy amber brown orange with a watery ivory cream colored head and good ringed lacing. Good flavor of oranges and hops. Average mouthfeel. Not a big or bold IPA in my opinion but a good beer nonetheless.
Draft. Dark amber color and modest head. Some fruit aroma and taste. Good hop bitterness.