trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Orange-gold out of the bottle with a big, fluffy head. Aroma of hops and fresh-cut pine trees. Smooth hop taste that is tempered by the malts. A toned-down IPA that still has a strong hop flavor. A nice change of pace for hopheads.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow/orange color with small white head. Hoppy aroma, with lots of grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy, with a bit of malt, but the balance definitely falls on the hops side. A good IPA
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Im surprised, but I didnt really find anything special about this beer. Kind of bland. Pours a yellow orange with some foamy white head. Smells of some citrus and flowers, but there is definitely a metallic presence as well. Tastes like citrusy hops, mixed with some sweet malts and nuts. Weaker than expected aroma and flavor, that is why I am giving it a mediocre rating. Medium-thin body with lots of bubbles.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Both draft and in bottles during latest west coast tour. Pine sap aroma almost knocks you over: might as well be walking through the lumber section at Home Depot. Absolute knockout, I’d say better than Bell’s Two Hearted.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Naja’s. Poured a nice orange color with large frothy head. Had this one right after an A.V. Hop Ottin IPA. I liked this one better. Bolder aroma and flavor, yet it went down easier and was much tastier. Maybe my taste buds got warmed up by the previous beer. Anyways, a good beer.
5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Translucent coppery golden, large white rocky head that lasts quite long, wonderful lacing, soft carbonation.   Fresh hop nose, slight pine.   Hoppy start, piney, with a finish of citrus peel.   Ultra smooth, and ultra clean.   While if finishes very smooth, the bitterness emerges after the finish and lingers for a while.   Big body, moderate yet smooth mouthfeel.   Slight tobacco after the finish, very subtle.   Its also quite sweet at the end, making for a very well balanced IPA.   Good Sh*t!!!
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Chuck! Pours to a gorgeous white head with PERFECT lacing. The body is golden copper. The aroma is a good citrus (Cascade) hop with a nice toasted caramel malt. The palate is nice and velvety and creamy. Very nice. The flavor is nice and hoppy but not too bitter. I also get a lovely rich caramel malt. mmmmmmm...
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours an orangish color w/ lots of champagne bubbles and a nice frothy white head w/ good sticky lacing. Smells great a huge delicious citrus hop w/ a nice carmel malt aroma its soo nummy. Palate is well coated a bit bitter if a palate can be bitter and has an ok body. Flavor is a great hop punch a nice bitter squeeze that almost puckers me at first w/ a nice light carmel backbone. Just nice citrus grapefruit bitter and carmel... good ipa
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the tasty and enjoyable little brother to Racer X. Doesn’t pack quite the hoppy punch that the X does, but still has a full taste, great orangey coloring and tasty hops!
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at O’brien’s. Golden/yellow color. Head was decent as was the lacing. Aromas were less citrusy than I had expected from a hoppy beer. But fruity none-the-less. Flavors were definitley IPA and the hops came shining through nice and strong. Very tasty brew.