Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light bronze with a creamy head and awesome lace. Avery knows how to give it’s drinkers good head! Mellow hops that are mostly citrus and flowery. Some orange and the crystal malts give a good backing. The grapefruit comes out for the citrus in the flavors. Nice hop bill. Again it is nicely balanced. The malts are not too pervasive. Tangy with a lingering maltiness on the tongue which finishes bitter.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid session beer. A great 6% brew that I could drink every day. Strong hop aroma. Light coppery pour with a white head. Taste is hop dominant, but still maintains a sweet malt backbone. Very well balanced, even as bitter as it is. This one’s up there with DFH 60 minute as far as NC beers go.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow...didnt expect this to ’pop’ as much as it did. has an even tempered nose with cascade hops dominating the olfactory’s. i was dying to get back to rate it so i cold see the abv...(not on the bottle.) not too much over the norm, and definately not up in the 7% with all those other ’big’ ipa’s . huge citrus orange flavor, some nice pine tree notes, and slight grapefruit/apricot feel. good over all contol of bittering at the back of the palate balancing very smooth and flowery . interesting, it never got too bitter even as it warmed. a great surprise and an outstanding ipa. why the hell didnt i buy more??
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden orange color with big, airy, quickly disipating cratery head. Aroma of stong sweet hops and grapefruit. Strong bitter hops bite acompanied with a nice maltiness. Give me the hops burps. The body is thin and a bitter lasting aftertaste. Strongly carbonated to give the hops flavor an extra kick.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body with light hop aroma. Fruity maltiness with a light lingering bitterness at the finish.
ElGaucho (2275) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, fruity hop aroma. Hops are a little subdued. Cloudy orange body with small, off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Excellent lace began to form on the sides of the glass before the first sip. Piney, peppery hop flavor that is not as sweet as the aroma suggested. Actually could use most malt sweetness for better balance. Becomes a litle more balanced at mid glass as it warms. Some sweeter notes prevail, even reminiscent of fruit loops? A good IPA, but it leaves me wanting something more.
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy aroma with an earthiness and mild DMS hints. Aroma is of English hops. Perhaps this is an English IPA? Transparent light golden color with frothy white head. Somewhat sweet and mildly astringent in the middle. Decent maltiness and a decent bitter hoppiness. Not as hoppy as the description leads you to believe, though. A solid beer, but doesn’t really stand out or blow me away.
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a big frothy white head. Aroma of orange peel and pine. Flavor is quite piney and bitter, with a creamy maltiness backing it up. Palate is smooth and crisp. A very nice IPA!
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
smells of crisp grassy hopps.. a very refreshing smell. pours a nice golden color w lots of carb bubbles and a nice thick white head. The palate is fairly light w/ a good amount of carbonation. The flavor is very hoppy w/ a bitter aftertaste.. definatelly not my style.
BeachBrewer (2) - USA - FEB 3, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean, crisp and hoppy with a white head. This beer slaps you in the face with a handful of Cascade hops and keeps you begging for more. This beer reminds me of SNPA but with more Cascade dry hopping. It’s not as good as Dogfish Head 60 but comes very close. This is a wonderful example of an IPA and a terrific beer. If you’re a hophead give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.