Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orangey-amber pour with a very tall rocky white head. Big floral and citrus aroma, with grapefruit and grass noted. Also some sweet malts in there. Very hoppy on the palate, with some citrus and caramel malts as well. Medium hoppy/bitter finish. Very well-balanced, all the way through. If you dig the west coast hops, this one’s for you.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangeish amber body under a pure white head. Delicious smell of grapefruit hops and some sweet amber malt. Flavor is heavily hops, initially. Very citrussy, with some grass, but no notes of pine. Sweet malt backbone; not much yeast flavor. Very smooth. I don’t understand why this isn’t rated higher.
marcus (6421) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This copper-colored strong ale poured with a short white head, eliciting a noticeable flowery aroma. The flavor is of hops and more hops, but there is a very pleasant bitterness.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to firemoose15 for sharing, reddish highlights in a caramel colored body topped with a layer of long lasting white head, giving off a sweet grassy/floroal aroma. flavor is progressive, starting with grassy/pine hop flavors, moving into some caramel malts, and finally ending with a grapefruit/citrus hop tone. not too bitter for the aftertaste, but it did have an almost slick/oily feeling to it, along with a strong floral hop tail on the palate. i would put this in the mild or mainstream ipa category
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bomber, nice copper pour to it. Aroma of grapefruit and hint of yeast. Taste was good, super hoppy and floral.
A slight bitterness but a tinge of sweetness kept it from being a real biter. Mouthfeel was good moderate fullness that finished smooth. Not bad at all. Thanks to beeryum for sending this my way.
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a light orangish amber with some slight haze and a small white head. Aroma is bursting with citrus: tangerine and grapfruit with some slight earthy hop notes. Some background sweet malt made its way into the nose as well. Flavor is of hops hops hops. Citrussy, floral, and grassy with a mild fruity ester profile. Pleasant full bitterness from the hops with minimal astringency in the dry finish from the high hopping rate. Caramel sweet malt flavor to complement. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. For a regular IPA, I have not had better. Refreshing, easy to drink and yet wonderfully complex and interesting.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/brown bodied with a small, off-white head. Grapefruit and floral hops dominate the aroma with a malt presence that I wasn’t paying too close of attention to. Moderate bitter flavor throughout with a touch of sweetness at the end in a citric finish. Flavors lingered after a flat yet oily mouth-presence.
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MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz - Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Bubbly copper body with a medium head and plenty of lacing. Flavor is also sweet and hoppy. A touch of carmel maybe? The bitter hop taste is prevelant, but the sweet aftertaste makes for a smooth drinkin brew. Slick and sticky at the same time. I could drink a lot of this.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored with a HUGE foamy cream colored head. Cascade aroma, strong pine resin. Bracingly bitter, grapefruit peel with some sweetness in the middle but dominated by hops. Nice!
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA, nice big West Coast IPA, West Coast Hops, West Coast Good. Nice earthy hop aroma, very smooth around the edges.