giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma and color of this beer are really what you want when you buy a beer like this. The flavor is fantastic, it is a bit hoppy, but not too much. There isnít too much of an aftertaste, which is pretty nice. I really cannot find any fault with this beer. Definetly try this if you get the chance.
sfontain (736) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small sample from bomber at From the Vine beer tasting in Lewis Center, Ohio. Amber; big, white, frothy head. Aroma malty, bready, citrus, honey. Big flavor: Simple malt but explodes with hoppiness and sweetness. Starts smooth and erupts into a super hoppy blast. Clean mouthfeel.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best Iíve had recently. Lives up to the hype. Thsi beer is very hoppy and has the ability to make the drinker of it jones for more. Earthy notes of flavor and the yeast is definitely there. AWESOME!!!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with off white frothy head. Floral hop aroma. Big hop taste up front fades out quick and finishes very dry. Almost no aftertaste. Very crisp. Aroma could be a little stronger.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to JohnC for hooking me up with this one, another great IPA from the West Coast, slightly hazy, amber color with a subtle orange hue, decent off-whie head with some nice lacing, great combination of hops & malt in the nose, also slight hint of yeast & earth in the aroma, medium-full in body, very bitter & very hoppy flavors, very well-balanced, good malt backbone, very dry but yet fruity, earth & pine notes in the flavors, dry & bitter hoppy aftertaste & finish, great IPA
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - DEC 27, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one lived up to the hype. Pours a bright amber/copper with a creamy bubbling off-white head. Aroma is the best of any beer I have ever sampled. Sharp citrus hops. Grapefruits jammed up in your nose. Taste is similar to aroma, huge pine and grapefruit hop taste. Not over done. Toungue gets a twinge of bitterness at start, then sweet fruityness settles in with the aftertaste. This stuff is great.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Bottle. Amber beer with a nice cream colored head. Nice clean grapefruit aroma. Big grapefruit and pine flavor with a bit of sweet malt backing. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium-full body. LIngering grapefruit and pine with a touch of sweetness.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
red white and blue graphics, bottled this past summer. orange-amber color, kind of glossy looking, with a thick & creamy light tan head. aroma of pine, grapefruit peel, and a little caramel! flavor is very hoppy but not an attack, balanced with some strong malt sweetness. mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, then a dry and bold bitter finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An abundance of hops and pine in the aroma, copper, pours a medium tan head. Flavours are malty, hoppy, piney with some orange too. Creamy, mellow, smooth as silk. Fabulous! Thanks to wohlfs and qdog.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
220z bottle. I think the commercial description does a better job with the taste description than I would. What I love about this beer is that it isnít just hop tea, there is some solid malt here, yet it isnít quite as heavy as a barley wine. This is a very impressive beer, incredibly smooth and silky for its hop content...its bitter, but not gut wrenchingly so. Very good and deserving of its high rating IMO. The color, head and lace were absolutely awesome too.