11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Coppe/amber color. Off-white colored head with thick, foamy lacing. Pleasant balance. Nice floral and slightly citric hop aroma. Tasty sweet malt flavors with tart hop bitterness and flavor. Nice.
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
a perfect score. every one i’ve ever consumed has brought the greatest pleasure. nice opening. oozing hop aromas. color is beautiful, deep shiny golden copper. foam is dense, isn’t going anywhere. few bubbles. rich dry malt. bitterness so bold but not harsh. is soft on the palate yet firm. thick foam clings all the way down the glass with every pull. well balanced, ever solid, perhaps the pinnacle of the style American IPA. dangerously enjoyable. commercial description is great, ’honey-drenched malts’, so true
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow good stuff!
Bottle poured a dark amber with a good thick head and stringy lacing.
Aroma of big hops and citris.
Flavor is great! Grapefruit and citris first, then the hops kicks in bitter but in a good way.
The finish is a hopy bite that lays on the palate a long time.
Easy drinking IPA, very,very good!!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral and citric hops dominate the nose. Light amber color with a medium white head.Crisp hops upfront , some grapefruit. Well blanced lightly sweet malts, finishes dry with a moderate hop bitterness. Solid IPA
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours much darker and flatter than expected, a pure brown color. Hop aroma is modest and there is a hint that this may be skunked. The flavor is really dry and roasted, with some acidity as well - grains are almost stale. There are no indications that this beer has seen its better days, but better adays are what it could use. I’ll sample another, but this one leaves me unimpressed.
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aggressive grapefruit aroma. Very dry bitter aftertaste, not solved by any food or drink. Rather grapefruity hoppy drink inbetween. Well carbonated, but rather one-dimensional and so-so IPA
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wicked wicked beer. I love this... The bitterest of the bitter. This is my daily bread. I try and find other beers to drink, but alway end up taking another 6 of this home.
Nuffield (3819) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer smells like an American IPA should. Which is not to say that I love it, but I do like it, and hophead or not you have to appreciate its quality. Perfume, pine, grapefruit, and indeed, even a bit of strong mustard, leap out of my glass. Good amber-bronze color with a very long-lasting off-white head. Slightly more murky flavors, esp. in the first two seconds, which come off as citrus with a bit too much of the peel on it, or a lemon with a bit of mud on it. Then some better bitterness kicks in in earnest and you’re off to the finish. Fortunately, the bitterness is held in palatable balance by the decent malt backbone. Still, dry, quite dry to my mouth. A hint of alcohol comes out too, but very minor, and I would have just guessed it was a standard 5% or something. The palate benefits from a little of everything--hops, malts, alcohol. Pretty decent among IPAs, particularly because if avoids some of the excesses to which brewers are prone when working in this style.
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lives well up to its title. A dominate floral sweet aroma fill the room after pouring into your choice of glassware. Reminded me of a hopped-up Avery IPA. Tasty indeed.
larsniclas (6004) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Bottled.
Hazy golden. Fruity, hoppy and sweetish aroma.
Sweetish with notes of hazelnuts. Citric.
Light to medium bitterness.