DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 Pours light amber with a very thick white head. Head lasts quite awhile and and leaves a thick long lasting lacing. Doesn’t smell all that hoppy, a rarity for among IPAs. It smells of grapefruit and pine with some hop to it. A slightly sweet taste for an IPA but has that good ole hoppy kick to it that any good IPA has. Feels smooth in the mouth and leaves only a slight aftertaste in the mouth.
boto (1796) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bomber: This one pours a hazy, slightly orangish color. There is a fairly strong white head that leaves some lacing down the glass. The aroma is a mix of grapefuit and pine hops. The taste is actually a touch sweet before the hops kick in. They are strong without being overpowering. A really decent beer!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA, very refreshing, not too over the top. Well balanced with a nice sweet touch to it. Mild white head with a nice hoppy nose and taste to it. Very steady brew from Bear Republic.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bear republic makes some great Hoppy IPA’s. Color is bright amber with a great fluffy off white head. Coats the glass nicely too. Aroma is fruity and citrusy with a good amount of pine. Flavor is very well balanced- as this beer has lots of hops upfront but also delivers lots of crystal malts to give a sweet malty backbone. Smooth mouthfeel and good finish. Not too harsh in the end despite all the hop bitterness.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colored with a white head. Good lacing. Fair hop aroma, slightly floral. Initial sweet malt flavors are balance fairly well by the citric hop flavors and bitterness. Consumed right after a Pelican IPA which I thought was a far better beer.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from wohlfs, golden orange, medium off-white head, medium lacing, aroma of hops but an astringent alcohol smell takes over, taste of citrus followed by hop bitterness. plain jane IPA
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. An ordinary west coast rendition...not much other than resin and grapefruit in the nose. Less abrasive in the mouth than many examples, but overall still pretty run of the mill and raw.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus-like aroma. Crisp -slight head good hoppy taste that is not imperial. Malty IPA...not an imperial.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One hell of an IPA, I absolutly loved this beer. Great grapefuit hop aroma. Best part is the incredibly bitter finish that really stays in your mouth. IPAs are my favorite beers and this one was one of the better ones I have had.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Falling rock. This needs to come to Ohio soon. Great spicy hops in the nose. For the first time on this trip, I encountered an IPA with a complex flavored malt bill! Kinda doughy and biscuity, with an earthy quality. Monster hoppiness on the palate. Oily and silky to start, then rippin’ dry with spicy tones. Awesome IPA