5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orange hued amber, translucent, very large foamy off-white head, sticky lacing, plenty of carbonation. Hop and citrus nose, grapefruit rind I believe. Even some tea leaves are present. Sharp acidic citrus at the start, followed by a hop zing. They fade fairly quickly, leaving a very, and I mean very, subtle malt backbone. Big body, quite flavorful, moderate to full mouthfeel. Biting citrus lingers well after the finish, making it seem a bit rough. Tea or tobacco leaves come out at the end as well. Fairly good.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice light orange amber with a perfect amount of foamy white head that lasts. Aroma is a very potent floral citrus fruit that really made me look forward to tasting it for myself. Flavor did not dissapoint! Starts with a sweet sugared oranges flavor that then blends into a hoppy bitterness and a dry citrus finish. Overall, I found this to be an excellent example of a great IPA.
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice IPA from Anderson valley. Appearance is gold, crystal, and is capped off by a medium bodied head. Nice lacing. Nose is of herbal flowers, dark fruits, fairly hoppy, and citrus bitters. The flavor is plums, oranges, grass, herbs, and some spicy bitterness with a medium hop flavor and finish. I enjoyed this beer a lot.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Rather hoppy and fruity aroma and flavour. Dry and bitter finish. Very sparkling. Rather thin and slightly bland.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden sparkling appearance with a frothy white head. the nose is citrusy with hops and the typical West coast fruity hoppiness. The body is very hoppy with nary a hint of hops, well, not enough anyway, just another average IPA.
methtlcai (10) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This IPA looks pretty nice with good head retention, although not the best I’ve ever seen. The aroma isn’t that strong and is kind of grassy/herbal. The taste is better, but still has a little metallic twinge at the end which is kind of unpleasant. However, for an IPA, this is nice and hoppy, actually very hoppy. Worth a try
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pale, apparence semblant filtrée, faible trace de mousse non adhérente à la paroi du verre. Arômes de houblons très floraux, pétales de fleurs, terreux, biscuit grahams. Beau malt biscuit, houblonnée et résineuse. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince à moyenne, carbonatation bien présente, finale amère et légèrement sèche témoignant clairement le houblonnage à froid. Une bonne IPA différenciée de plusieurs autre bière du même style et même régions par ses houblons à caractère terreux et floraux. Bouteille partagée avec Joce et Léo, 24 Juin 2005.
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells like blueberries, really. Head not real good, but it has an extremely strong hop flavor, which is nice. Certainly a top-notch, hop-heavy beer, if you’re an IPA kind of guy. A faint metallic finsih is its only downside.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper hue. Smells of hops and mild malt, also notes of oxidation. Hops come on strong but lack any floral complexity. This was unusally bitter for an IPA. A fruity hop flavor shows up after the swallow but lacks a real hop punch throughout this beer. . Overall a mediocre IPA. Try a Goose Island or Tyranena instead!
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a orange/copper hue with an off white, two finger cap. The nose was hoppy; consisting of pine needles, spruce, citrusy lemon zest, grapefruit meat and a hint of wild flowers. Beneath the hops, the malt was caramely sweet with some pleasant toastiness as well. Very nice! The taste had plenty of good things going for it as well. Hop bitterness is fairly strong and raw. The hops really shine with pine needles, spruce, grapefruit rinds, and a healthy dose of wild flowers, especially in the finish. Beneth was a stong malty backbone that created a perfect balance as it warmed. Nicely consistant from start to finish. This is a work of art.