TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of fresh cut grass, hop oils, pumpkin, alcohol. Medium/light heavy body. Taste of hops, medium malt sweetness, more hops. So much hop presence, but thatís the point. Simply impressed with the hop bill for the brew. Needed more malt to make this the ultimate IPA Iíve ever had. Very close.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice darkish orange color with a moderate head that settles down to a thin coating. Nice floral aroma with some pine resin smells. Very fresh smelling. Medium-bodied. The beer has a maltiness that supports the late hop kick nicely. The hop taste lingers a bit on the palate, but the hoppiness is more subtle than aggressive. A well-crafted, very drinkable IPA. Iím glad this will be easy for me to acquire now.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Pours Golden with medium white head. Nice citrus hop aroma. Pretty complex taste with a grapefruit-pine hop kick. Subtle malt character giving way to a nice bitter finish. Really good stuff.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ah yes, thatís centennial. Floral, citrusy and a bit spicy. Just a bit of malt to hold up the hops. Good bitterness in the back, definitely outshining the sweetness. Light body and a slightly thin palate. Thereís one place for improvement. Otherwise, this isnít all that much of a "crafted" beer. Itís just centennial in your face. I like the aroma better than the flavor, but itís still a damn tasty beer. Very good IPA, but still not my favorite.
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great tasting beer,One Of Bells best.Creamy head and a nice amber looking beer.Piney fruit taste with a nice bite .A great IPA .
cab (866) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and what a bottle, caramel, hay, floral, citrus, golden, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, average carbonation.
oakbluff (436) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A classic American IPA. It pours the color would expect, has a perfect head, and then the nose- wow! Great hop aromatics. The taste is just perfect- fruity, perfume hops, without any astringent bitterness. Just amazing. Malts are then as a great backbone, but this beer is about the hops as it should be. The approachableness of the hops is what really sets this apart from the crowd. Any average non hop head can have a sip of this and say- this is a really tasty beer. That is an accomplishment that canít be understated- for the masses and for the hop head. Between Two Hearted and Stone IPA for the best all round IPA in the US, in my limited experience.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Orange body with medium eggshell-white head collapsing to a thin layer. Really nice hop oil citric aroma, almost floral. Lemony citric hop flavor. Effective cascade and pale malt combination I think. Moderate bitterness, very slightly overcarbonated in my opinion. Definitely something a little fishy in the taste... Overall, a quite solid IPA, but maybe a little tame by todayís standards to be truly great...
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Clear fine amber slight yellow notes and a fine slightly tanned head. Nice and smooth hoppy taste. Malt, hay and slight hintís of cinnamon. Really creamy, hoppy ale with huge taste and body.
jacare (21) - Hinsdale, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hinsdale, IL. Bottle poured into my Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Glass. Today I made the hour round trip to Munster Indiana to pick up a case of these. Also grabbed some Alpha King while I was there. The Two Hearted Ale case is a plain brown box stamped with black letters. When I got home and poured a Two Hearted Ale, I remembered why I bothered. This beer is a treat for the eyes, nose, and palate. Pours a hazy light orange, lots of sticky lacing and a low head that quickly dissapates. The aroma, I love the nose on this beer. Floral, hops, citrus. Hits you as soon as you open the bottle. And the flavor, bitter hops, smooth, dry finish. Just enough malt.
I have to say with a refrigerator stocked with Alpha King and Two Hearted Ale, itís a real difficult choice. I think Iíll find myself going for the Two Hearted. I