beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous bottle. Like all of the world contained in the bottle. Also--fantastic beer, one of the most incredible IPAs I’ve had in a long long time. Rosy and flowery to the taste, aroma, mouth, but still has a heart of hops. Well done.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 A golden pour with nice lacing, a spicy aroma, hints of pine and malt. Upon tasting, a toasty, crystal malty hit, bits of grapefruit, exquisite velvety mouthfeel rounding to a properly bitter lingering finish with a slight grassy undertone. Another winner from Avery.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with an offwhite head that lingers and laces well. Aroma is mostly grapefruit, grass, pine, and a touch of malt. Flavor is more of tangerine, a touch of grapefruit, and some caramel malts. Finishes fairly bitter with a little aftertaste. Balanced pretty well on the palate. The hops and malts go hand and hand in this beer. A pretty nice IPA I enjoyed it.
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew is a lightly cloudy pale orange color with a thin off-white head. Sticky patches of lacing. Good amount of grapefruit and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied with a tart mandarin orange and hops flavor, along with a decent malt backbone. The finish is hoppy and lingering. Pretty impressive when it’s all said and done.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Light amber. Low head. Medium (for american micro) hop aroma. Peaches and passionfruit. Big hoppy body. Sharp aftertaste.
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep golden, dense head. Lychee hop aaroma. Medium bodied with rounded, clean mouthfeel. A streamlined, archetypical US style IPA with lingering very bitter finish. One-dimensional, but very enjoyable.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold with a thin, fine head. Earthy hops aroma with some malt and yeast--quite a dark, almost musky, aromatic hops profile. Very clear hops flavors with little malt. Some restrained vegetal hops flavors with good bitterness and some nice resinous qualities. Good mouth feel with assertive, mouth-coating bitterness.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright pale gold in color with a fizzy, foamy white head. Aroma is starch, grapefruit, honey dew, chamomile, lilacs and honey. Bold, paling hops at first touch. Intense, then reverting to a starchy scratchiness paired with an herbal mixed bag of lilies, carnations, daffodils and old pine needles. Encompassing bitterness and medium-bodied. Malts aren’t succinct but the hops pursued their mission nonetheless. Finishes with high bitterness and twanging sweet papaya.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a medium copper color with a nice full white head. Smells of pine needles and citrus. Tastes citrusy, with a grapefruit prominence. Very similar to stone ipa and bells two hearted ale, yet lacking in the bite that those 2 have. Overall, an excellent ipa.
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Draft at San Diego Brewing Co. Poured typical golden yellow with a decent head that left decent lacing. Aromas of grapefruity citrusy hops and flavors of the same. Maybe just a little watery on the flavor, but still a very tasty IPA.