tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious IPA. Light on color. Very smooth and easy to drink. The bitterness is there but it is mellow and there is a little bit of sweetness. Great for the style.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from brickskeller. huge floral hop aroma. wads of hops in the flavor, and not a whole lot else. Iím not much of an IPA fan when theyíre stacked like this one is. The aroma is delightful, however.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAR 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
it has a nice aroma w/ a hint of honey. tastes kind of like chinese tea, it has a pronounced bitter after taste.
bmack94536 (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great session IPA, but a bit one dimensional. This is a very crisp, clean IPA and I will drink it again. Beautiful, crystal clear amber color, slightly to the yellow end. Great head and lacing, and a very clear hop flavor and aroma. I just wish the hops lingered longer and a little harder on the tongue. Taste is almost all in the back of the mouth, none up front which leads me to my thinking of it as one dimensional. Very nice IPA overall though.
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
BIG grapefruit aroma & flavor. Really dry to the palate. A solid drinkable IPA but I donít know if it would be the first IPA Iíd grab off the shelf. A bit one dimensional.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 trappist / yum! i havenít had a beer in awhile and i grabbed the right one for a refresher. sweet and bready aroma; hint of pineapple, orange, pine, and bready flavor. good, smooth and easy palate. ahh, yes, an american session ale. UPDATE 3/19/05: snifter / mmm! pine burps!
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light-orange with HUGE off-white head that leaves plenty of lace and tons of little white floaties. Aroma is of grapefruits and hops. Taste is light and fruity. Starts with a touch of sweet malts and the bitter hops quickly kick in. On the thin side. Toward the end of the glass the thinness is very apparent as this smells almost like swill beers. Not bad, but not worth trying again.
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is a very strong suit here; head and retention are spectaculiere. The rest is pretty solid, but not especially impressive. Mild flavor profile, slightly watery. A small step above Goose Islandís offering, but not a giant leap for IPAkind.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light amber pour with a lasting disappating white head. The body is a little light on the malt to balance the extremely hoppy overtones. The hops give the beer a grapefruit/citrus taste. Dry and bitter finish.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Wawood for this one! Pours gorgeous orange/amber. Aroma of fresh-cut equatorial pineapple and hibiscus flowers. Tastes like grapefruit juice with sweet orange. Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced in weight, texture, and carbonation with this uberhopped monster. Again, thanks Wawood!