TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to matta for the bottle! Amber body with a small whitish head. Nose is BIG hops! Very floral and piney. However, thereís enough malt sweet lingering in the aroma to make it attractive. Light maple syrup notes. Taste is lightly spicy and hoppy with sweet, creamy maltiness, floral notes, and citrus fruits. Leans more towards the hops here. Body is smooth and mildly carbonated. Lingering bitterness throughout. Finishes with more hops, light spiciness, citrus notes, and mild sweetness.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden copper hue. Big whitish head dissipates to almost nothing. Floral, lemony citrus nose. Somewhat thin palate, grapefruit, pine needles, quite clean crisp and drinkable. I enjoy the beers from these guys immensely...keep em comin!
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíll just go right out and say it. Not enough hops. An IPA isnít generally my beer-of-choice, but this is nowhere near Dogfish or Two-hearted. Itís still a good drink and very enjoyable though.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear golden-amber color with medium white head. The aroma is dominated by citrus hop notes, with some malty breadiness. The flavor starts out hoppy, bitter, floral, and piney. Just enough malt to back up the hops. Finishes crisp with a pleasant bitterness.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is hard to judge... only because whenever I usually get this brew, itís on tap...which is far better then the 12 ounce bottle version. On tap the citrus notes seem to really come forward, but in the bottle the hops seem a bit more subdued. Overall this IPA is pretty ho-hum. Nothing special, but iíve definitely had far worse. Get this one on tap if you can! itís much better!
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge fresh hop aroma. Big lacey white head. The flavor is acutely bitter and full of piney hops. Finishes clean and crisp. A fantastic and underrated IPA.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle...Clear golden pour with a medium sized white head. Very nice aroma, Floral hops, citrus. Brazen start, hops come right at you, nice maltiness also. Citrus peel fruitiness/bitterness also evident. Very nicely done, This is a bold hoppy IPA.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, bright copper orange with a thin white head with light whispy lacing. Has a bold, fresh, grapefruity hop aroma with a touch of dry biscuity malt. Starts relatively thick, full and bittersweet with lots of hop presence and decent malty balance. Finishes crisp and lightly sweet with hints of citrus and hop resin. A very enjoyable and drinkable IPA.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly chilled. Very light copper color. Big Hops aroma on the piney side. Surprising mouthfell much thicker that the color suggests. On the edge of resinous, which, for me, is perfection. Very little malt presence and would almost seem to be an APA if the hops were more citric. One of the most drinkable IPAs I have had and a personal favorite for session-type ales.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was nice w/ orange zest, pine, and grapefruit. The flavor pretty much the same w/ a slight hint of flowers. The beer poured a golden orange color w/ thin head and thin lasting lacing. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.