whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep solid gold body with moderate carbonation, visible yeast, and a big foamy and rocky white head that left a thick coat of lace down the entire length of the glass. Aroma of peaches, nectarines, lemon peels, and lightly sweet cereal grains. Flavor is of sweet and resinous hops like stone fruits and tree sap. Semi-sweet with medium-high bitterness and some heat in the finish. Medium bodied. This is a big, juicy, warming IPA. Thanks DarkElf.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Crosling for sharing this!- Pours a slightly murky ggolden orange color. Aroma is wonderful, like a boquet of fresh resinous hops. Flavor is another hop punch, lots of grapefruit and pine, a bit of malts in there too, but certainly not balanced.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Falling Rock - to get this after finding out that Pliny the Elder had run out and not wind up crying says about all I need to say.
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught sample at O’Brien’s, San Diego. Light honey-copper colour. Big grapefruit aroma, with some herbal notes in the background. Body is on the thin side. Flavour is as hoppy as expected, with some spiciness to make things interesting.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Dark Elf for providing me with this one. Pours copper with a nice foamy white head. Smells of yogurt, pepper, bananas, and grapefruit. Tastes peppery with some nice floral notes and a smooth bitter finish. The 8% ABV is well masked in this one. Great lacing and mouthfeel.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is all three standard hop smells. Mostly citrus but some pine and floral mixed in. Flavor is all citrus hops up front, a little malt through the middle. Long bitter grapefruit aftertaste. Very nice indeed.
Pailhead (5037) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade. Aroma is loaded with sweet citrus and citrus hops. Pours a transparent orange with some very fine sediment. Decent white head and moderate retention. Great lacing. Sweet citrus with some light peach up front. Excellent grapefruit hop finish for balance. An excellent IPA.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber gold with a big white head. Citrus hop aroma. Citrus flavor with pine resin and some sweet malt. Dry, but somewhat grassy finish. Good bitterness. Possibly some summer fruits.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur dorée, apparence translucide vêtue d’une moyenne mousse blanche concassée. Agréables aromes de pamplemousse, d’ananas, de pins et de biscuits au miel. Résineuse et quelque peu sucré en bouche, offrant une belle balance des éléments tout en restant modeste et facilement buvable. Corps semble assez atténué en bouche, épaisseur semi mince à moyenne, douce carbonatation
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Pours deep golden yellow with a decent head that leaves great lacing. Aromas were very green and floral. Fresh Mowed Grass. Flavors of grapefruity hopps and vanilla. Great IPA.