sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 (Bottled) Clear amber color with a small, solid head. Floral-hoppy, lemony aroma with woody notes. Flowery-aromatic-hoppy, slightly woody flavor with a strongly bitter, lemony finish and a dry, bitter, slightly astringent aftertaste. Medium-bodied, slightly harshly bitter, but reasonably smooth and low-carbonated palate. An ok, but somewhat harsh IPA.
(Bottled, was 7-4-8-4-15=3.8) Hazy darkish amber color with a small head. Flowery-hoppy, slightly sweet aroma. Very, very floral-hoppy, slightly sweet flavor with an almost overwhelmingly hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, sparingly carbonated palate. This really is a hop-headís dream... itís hard to even finish the small bottle. Rough stuff!
Goblincat (391) - Petersburg, 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 (1864) - Fort Collins, 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 (5685) - Plymouth, 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 (6104) - 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 (9004) - 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.