SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very heavy citrusy cascade hop flavor and aroma, head stands up to lengthy session, maltiness in the background held up to bitterness well
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - nice citrusy hop aroma. Fairly standard appearance. Deep golden body with a white, white head. Good lacing. Malty with floral hop finish. Good, but not quite what I had hoped for.
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very drinkable. Some citrus/grass tones, some of that cloying jaw-jarring puckering stuff at the back of the mouth, but that’s good. I’m not one to judge much on the head on a bottled beer unless the head is unusually large and fluffy or totally flat. This is neither. It is as it should be, as tall as a fingernail if you will. Malt presence is little, but quaffability is large. At 88, I am surprised it has a rating that low. One of my favorites.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with big fluffy white head. Decent c-hops aroma, very little malt backing. Flavor is rather bland in front with a decent bitter hop finish. Feel a little let down.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at macgrady’s, a grassy/citrus nose coming off of a pale gold body with a thick white foamy head. flavor is grassy and yeasty, little bitts of pine flavor. there is a malty backbone that balances this out quite evenly. the tail is smooth and crisp and though very hoppy, is not overly bitter. very good, this was an ipa i could drink several of, which from me, is saying a lot.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orange/golden yellow,, small white head fading quickly. Aroma of grapefruit and pine needles, standard IPA style. Flavor is full of bread, pine needles and a yeasty overtone. This brew makes you want to drink more after every sip. Very nice!
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark golden/amber color with small off-white head. Aroma of citrus (grapefruit). It’s nicely hoppy. Decent stuff.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Houblon très floral. Malt présent. Très bonne IPA toute en franchise... En fût au Moan and Dove, MA.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap a the Moan and dove....
Aroma:Good bitterness,light caramel...
Appearance:Orange good head....
Flavor:Bitterness and light caramel...
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - MAY 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour produced a nice pillowy head. The color is like the Avery label on the front... perhaps this was planned? Aroma smells of hops, but I can’t seem to tell which variety. Easy drinking, overall decent IPA.