BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Map Room Chicago. Crisp hop aroma up front is deceptive. Very dry, but understated at first, but then the hops blow up at the end as mind-numbing bitterness. Nice orange-brown coloring and mouthfeel. Put me down for more.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 On draft @ The Bistro. POurs orange with a whispy white head. Hoppy aroma (duh) with definite pine, grass and citrus notes. Flavor is way more hoppy than it is malty. A great every day IPA.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA. Tons of hops with a basket of fruits thrown in. But not too much to discard the balance. Will be coming back for more.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep apricot color with minimal head. color was very reminiscdnt of apple cider. first had when chilled and the taste was watery with a very mild hop aftertaste. however, after the beer warmed up, the hops became more powerful which is a delight. this caused me to enjoy the beer much more
thegreenrooster (3852) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a orange with a nice big white head. Aroma is deffinatly hops. Flavor is subdued hops followed up with a nice offering of malts. It is a bit sweeter than most IPA’s like it says on the bottle. Decent attempt and the price is right, only $3 a bomber.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lucky enough to get this one right off the drag racing circuit. Deliciously golden with adoring hops, a soft biscuit mouth and a nice citrus, pine, and west coast redwood finish. Worth it’s weight in gold...
Brewnoser (28) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the brewery pub. The beer was a bit of a disappointment, after reading all its press. Stuck fermentation perhaps? A bit too sweet, with hoips trying, and not succeeding to handle the cloying malt sweetness. Was not bad, but only average West Coast style.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Sweet initial malt flavor. Average floral dry hopping. Big pale malt mouthfeel with some munich hints. Soft bitterness definitely malt forward. Finish is sweet and piney. To sweet for me I prefer a very dry IPA.
Lubiere (12383) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden ale with light white head. Restrained floral hops. Sweet malt with a touch of honey and berries. Restrained hops and citrus in this very decent offering. Tap. CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper colour, rocky white head, lotsa floaties in there. Hops and citrus aroma. Rich hop bitterness backed by some malt. I’m just getting into ipa’s, but this is a good one.