BrockLanders (767) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a pale translucent gold color, large off-white head. Aroma of light malts and a big bunch o’ hops. Taste follows suit...nothing fancy here which is nice....it’s not afraid to be decent IPA. As it warms you sense the acceptable balance of hops and malts. Finish is clean and bitter. Nice IPA.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22oz bomber.
Pours a hazy orange copper with a thick orangey-white head. Persistent lace. Smell is big citrus and floral hops. More sweet smelling than bitter.
Taste is fruity and citrusy. Nice malt backbone to lets the lupulins shine. Hoppy bitterness but lots of more complex flavors in there too. Dandelion and daisy flavors if you can believe it. Grapefuity citrus and a slow assertive lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and rounded hop profile. Very drinkable IPA and refreshingly complex. A good bet for sure.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with a white head. Sweet citrus aroma complimented by hops. The citrus notes: orange and lemon dominate the hops. The flavor is a different story. The hops become the dominating flavor with the citrus adding support. The hops are especially present in the finish which is quite lovely. The sweet citrus notes in the aroma fade to bitter orange and lemon in the flavor. Very smooth body.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very long lasting head on an amber brew. Sweet hop aroma. Soft body. Mild but delicious IPA. Definately a sweeter more moderate IPA.
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich, hoppy/resiny aroma. Clear orange/amber color with thick, long lasting white head. Lots of fine bubbles coming un from bottom of glass even after several minutes. Very hoppy, resiny flavor with a nice malt backbone balanced by plenty of hop bitterness. Medium/light carbonation. Medium body with somewhat sticky finish. Nicely lingering aftertaste of hop flavor and bitterness. Excellent beer.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Pours goldish orange color with medium frothy head. Awesome aroma of citrus and floral(not wimpy at all) and maybe peach? This beer is nicely balanced, it has a nice sweetness to it which is not overbearing while haveing a nice crisp bitter finish. And the hops are all still their for us hop-heads. Very smooth. Aftertaste is also excellent.
Bear Republic did a great job with this one!!!
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very large head which reduces slowly to a thick spider web of lacing on the glass. Chunky/rocky head remains. Good carbonation. Strong lemony citrus aroma with plenty of hops. Little malt in there also. Color is a medium orange. Very soft in the mouth and very yummy. Surprisingly little hops presence up front in the flavor. Little bit of sweet malts and some warm soft pretzels. Delicious. Finish is hoppy, bitter and has some more lemon. Pretty dry and puckering. An excellent IPA.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Papago. Poured a dark yellow, with a billowy head, with good lace. Nice aroma of fresh green hops, some pine and trace of alcohol. Yummy!!, I love a good IPA and this one is great. Loads of fresh hop bitterness, honey like sweetness, and a strong malt backbone, what more could you ask for. Highly drinkable. "Great IPA!!"
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - APR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 draft, opague orange beer w/ a beige head. big citrus aroma mixed w/ hops. full bodied, very hoppy but balanced w/ malt.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light amber color with thin off white head. Strong hop aroma, very piney and a little grassy. Very hoppy taste, bitter all the way through and in the finish too. Sticky mouthfeel. A good IPA.