beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich copper colour beckons you so very invitingly. Nice malty balance to the floral and citrus hop aromas. Same again through the flavours - a touch maltier than you might expect but it works nicely with the floral hops. Finishes beautifully with a lingering bitterness. Iíd like some more please.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good IPA, although less hoppy (aroma and flavor) and more malty than I expected. Beautiful lacing on glass. Moderately more bitter than most IPAs Iíve had. Lingering bitterness. At 7% ABV, itís not available in NC until we "pop the cap." Thatís unfortunate since Iíd enjoy consuming some.
sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great looking brew: Deep orange with a monstrous, white, bubbly head with tons of lacing all the way down. Nice aroma, too, of citrus, caramel, and hops. Flavor is predominantly hoppy with not much else. Medium body. Pretty beer, but thatís about it.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very soft indistinct malt with big hop bitterness and some floral resinous notes. Oily and dry mouthfeel. Some grassy and hay on the palate with hop pellet flavors.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Head looks like cream of wheat. Nice lacing. Dark amber color. Aroma: Caramel malt, hop. Weak. Caused by bar? Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Sweet-dry. Flavor: grassy hop, bitter, grapefruit.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a coper color with a thin head. Strong aroma and flavor of citrusy and resinous hops with caramel and a lasting bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very good IPA.
droomyster (14) - USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle itself is a work of art. Rich and dense head, aroma is a powerful blast of hoppiness, with an inviting earthiness and honey sweetness detectable through the bitter pine. Pours a clear ruby gold color, plenty of carbonation bubbles taking their time as the float to the top. I canít wait to taste this. Iíve just been admiring its appearance and smell for about 5 minutes now and the head is still rich and thick. Here goes the sip. This IPA is an extra bitter boy. It would be incorrect to say that the sweetness balances the bitterness of this brew, but after such a floral, hoppy smell and such a hoppy taste, my senses zero in on an underlying sweet citrus. Medium to full bodied, not very smooth. Kinda sticky and oily all at once. Beautiful clumpy lacing left all over the glass. Overall terrific drinking experience, but I wouldnít have two in row after such a big hoppy punch.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good to great IPA. Lots of bitterness with evened out character. Definitely drinkable.
Bockyhorsey (2611) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoopy aroma stood out from the pour along with the hoppy flavor though out. Dark amber color and good head with some lacing on the glass. Good beer.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Slightly grassy hop aroma. Malty backbone is in the smell, too, though. Coppery body under a white head that laced well. Malty nose, but hoppy at the finish. Nice bitterness, but not a strong hop flavor. Of course, I did drink this coming off of a Dreadnaught... Good standard IPA palate. Solid beer.