BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Clean nearly amber hue with a small but lasting off-white fluffly head and good lace. The aroma has notes of mango and pineapple, some resiny and leafy vapours, caramel and biscuity malts along with a touch of green tea and sweet onion.cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2011
The taste is rather mundane blend of leafy and spicy hops notes over a bed of biscuity and crystal malt along with a dash of alcohol and a long astringent tea bag finish. Honestly the malt seems to overshadow the hops character. The mouth feel is crisp and effervescent with some dry tannins about the finish. As I discovered with these hops in other brews, they are not something you would want to use solo and need to be blended to gain more distinct hop character. Again, not offensive but not much memorable either.
Bottle @ home, courtesy of ratman of the 197 variety. Thanks RM! Clear, burnt orange appearance with an ivory head. Pretty citrusy, grapefruity, mild earthy hoppy aroma. Fairly grapefruit, orange citrusy, lightly earthy hoppy, good malty flavor. Not bad. raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Aroma slightly peachy, bitter peach, fresh sawdust, wheat toast. minimal off white heat on clear orange amber. a little flat, well-oiled. getting an odd side flavor, like chalk-sugar, a harsh citrus bitter. bitter finish beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12 oz. bottle at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours a clear amber with a moderate tan head. Very pleasant aroma of caramel and malt along with some citrus hops. The flavor is similar with a nice balance of caramel and malt vs. citrus hops. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. Very solid IPA. anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Clear, golden orange in color. A nice thick, frothy, off-white head with outstanding lacing. Citrusy aroma. Also has a earthy aroma. There is a hint of butterscotch in the taste. There is a slight sweet taste with a medium bitter finish. Medium-bodied beer. Semi-oily texture with lively carbonation. This was a good IPA that i would have again.
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours orange with lots of carbonation bubbles and a nice rocky white dense head, lacework is also good. The aroma is citrus hops, nice grapefruit, but not much else. The taste is similar to English style hops, but it also has a bitter finish. Big body and high carbonation. Overall a solid IPA, but have had better, I also like my IPA’s more clean and crisp tasting. Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts and earthy, floral hops. The taste is bitter earthy almost woody hops. Slightly minty and citrus finish with caramel malts. Medium bodied. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark yellowish orange pour with a medium beige head. Aromas of sweet citrus rind, some pine, and some malty sweetness. The flavor is sugary citrus trending into bitter citrus rind, some pine, and a bitter finish. Clean, pretty drinkable. Pretty good.  LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of toasted malt, bready malts, floral hops. Flavor of lots of caramel and bready malts, light fruits. Not very hoppy at all, I dunno if that’s age or what it’s supposed to taste like, although it doesn’t taste stale/old, so I’m thinking this is just a malty IPA/pale ale. A bit bland, boring, but drinkable.
6/4/7/3/14 [3.4/5] ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Dang fine beer! Nice piney aroma and pours perfectly clear and wonderfully orange/amber. Taste is solid pine hop with just enough malt sweetness. A nice body and clean finish. This is an excellent beer for 7.99 a 6pack!