crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet hops with an average bitterness. Everything ties in well together for an above average IPA. Not quite in the elite class of IPAs, but still canít complain.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Resinous, citrusy, piney, grapefruit aroma. Very crisp and upfront aroma. Hop flavor overshadows the malt but the malt exists as a pillow foundation for the American hop flavor. A medium body, no acidity that I would expect from an IPA but rather a solid bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel. One of the more distictive and flavorful American ales around.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light floral/hop aroma to go with the gold color. frothy, lacy head. Bitter front-end. Not too complex.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good floral aroma to this one like walking into a flower shop and taking a good wiff. Body was a golden cololor. White head that was decent. Citrus hop flavor that most IPA have was good. Cool and crisp on the palate. Great beer after a day of work.
Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Avery just doesnt seem to dissapoint me and this one is no exception.
The smell of the hops is abundant, along with a slight earthy tone.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít know if it was because I had a long day of work, but this is an outstanding IPA. Pours dark gold and a light white head. Full hop aroma with some strong grapefruit notes. Flavor is a very hoppy but light bodied.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an goldish hue with bubbly head and big amounts of lace. Very clear. Nose is floral hop aroma and citrus notes. Taste is big hops up front. Cascade perhaps? Floral and citrus taste dominates in the inital swallow. Finishes a bit bitter with a bit of malt taste at the very end. Very good IPA.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Subtle floral hop citrus aroma with a touch of carmel. Yellowish copper color with a small quickly fading head that leaves decent lacing. Like the aroma, the hoppiness kinda sneak up on you about 2 seconds after each sip, but it isnít real strong. A nice balance between the hop and malt makes it quite smooth and easy to drink. A good session brew, but not a "great" IPA.
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely done. This IPA is very grassy, which is one of my favorite flavors in IPAs. I should get a keg of this one as it is sometimes available.
Tmoney99 (12732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Coppery hue with average white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Medium body. Flavor of lemon, grapefruit with long crisp finish. Refreshing good brew.