jcp23 (52) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A religious experience. Pretty much the perfect beer IMHO. You donít smell this beer, it smells you. Hop aroma leaps out of the glass into your nostrils, and the party commences. This beer is so good, it makes me want to play hopscotch. Fresh hop nirvana. Intensely, acutely, overtly, fragrantly, opulently hoppy. This is the Chronic! Thick, lush, abundant lacing on the glass. Big, bodacious, frothy white head. Beauteous opaque gold-n-garnet color. Flavor makes me want to get up and dance. So good, it can only be done adjective justice by the inspiration and creation of a new word - "ludicrious". You can put Plan B on my headstone, ícause I wanna take this stuff with me to my grave. From there, on to Heaven and Plan A. Thank you, Crawford!
SpringsLicker (2823) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub.
Pours coppery gold with just a touch of haze under a firm, tight, head of white.
Citrusy flowery hop aroma.
Well balanced, with a nice mix of drying hop bitterness and subtle malt.
Nice long dry finish.
CaptainCougar (7096) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Rated as Hop Bomb express in late May on cask and dry-hopped: Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with an airy well-lacing white head. Aroma of big, fresh, grapefruity piny hops and soft caramel malt. Body starts fairly full and toasty malty sweet with a hint of toffee and big citrusy flavor hop balance toward a smooth, bittersweet finish.
On cask at the grand opening 1/19/07: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a large, frothy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt with good fresh grapefruity hoppy notes. Body starts with pleasant biscuity malty sweetness balanced with bittering hops toward a fresh, bittersweet finish. A good IPA.
unclemattie (3711) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque amber color, with a thin white head. Great lacing. Small citrus aroma. Major bite, huge hop (piney) bitterness. Long lasting IPA finish... just the way it should be.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark amber color with a white head. Nice malty caramel aroma with lots of bitter citrus hops. Flavor is nice caramel maltly with long bitter hop finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask: Hazy deep amber color with a medium sized frothy head. Big fresh citrus and some dirty hop aroma. Nice caramel malt base. The flavor is a mix of big citrus and caramel mlat. Large dry bitter finish goes on for a long time. Typical cask mouthfeel.