Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured amber with a thick. fluffy white head. Very perfumed and hoppy nose. Nice strong floral hops bite in the taste, with a touch of sweetness. A nice IPA.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one hell of an IPA. Great sweet hop aroma. This is a wonerfully hopped, well balanced brew. This isnít anything to piss yourself over, but it most certainly has everything necessary to make a darn good beer.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Chestnut. Suprisingly subtle floral hop aroma with a touch of pine cones and malty sweetness. I have a feeling that this is an older bottle mainly because the hop presence I was expecting just wasnít there. Still though, the malt is still fairly effective as the lead. Notes of honey and caramel overpower the hop flavor and bitterness. Iíll have to rereview this sometime.
Pailhead (5276) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very malty aroma for an IPA. Lots of honey and light hops in the aroma. Dark orangish-amber with an off-white head with okay retention. Nice lacing. Strong honey presence in the flavor. Light citrus. Nice hop finish with the caramel still lingering. Decent balance, but could use more hops to balance the incredibley strong honey presence.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great IPA.
Pours a ruddy orange with a nice head and a *great* lace down the glass. You canít ask for any more in the looks depít.
Aroma is floral and citric.
Flavor is grapefruit, some nice malt, and some spices and fruit I canít quite place. Did I mention hops?
Palate is crisp and clean. Good body and great balance. Overall this is excellent and worth seeking out.
jonas (5931) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Tap @ The Yardhouse Pasadena,CA
Grassy hops and bitter oranges in the aroma.
Brownish amber (well it was kind of dark in that place), low creamy head.
Fruity and grassy, plenty of earthy and spicy notes as well, peppery finish.
Long lasting bittering hop note afterwards.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber body with a small but bubbly white head. Very intense hop aroma, very floral. Slightly sweet in flavor, followed by fresh citrus and a hoppy bitterness. Well rounded. A very good, though not outstanding, brew.
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amonmg the best IPAs made in the Western USA.......second only to Stone IPA
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber colour with a thick lasting yellow head. Lovely malty aroma, caramel, toffee, biscuit and cookie dough malts as well as a deep spiciness. Light resiny aromas as well. Flavour is well-balanced, initially sweet caramel and toffee followed by heady spicy aroma with a hint of pine and juniper. Following this, youíre smacked in the face by a nice hoppy bitterness. Different from most PNW IPA that Iíve had before. Very tasty brew.
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boonville? This IPA pours with a soft, pillowy head that develops a crater-like moon surface while letting the brew settle. The first hit lives up to the label: "Hop heads, your dreams have come true..." Hops are certainly present. The label says something about malted barley and yeast, but Iíd swear the only two ingredients are hops and hops. Half-glass finds the former craters sticking to the glass and me thinking this has a great amount of body for an odd-named IPA. I will be adding more of this to my fridge.....and wondering where the hell Boonville is.