bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Iím a novice but this was pretty good beer. citrus, orange, hazy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,
undsioux7 (861) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2006 First time on tap at old chicago and it wasnít that good because old chicago, Eden Prairie DOESNít CLEAN THEIR LINES!
But from the bottle we get the goods: Pours a mostly clear dark orange with a nice medium pillowy white head that stays. Big floral, perfumy hop aroma with a little sweet malt background.
Floral, pine and grapefruit hit u up right of the bat then a nice malt kicks in the middle leaving a light bitterness in the back of the pallete. Medium bodied on the pallete.
mnurda (1207) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hemingway-esque trips? A nice thought. Had a couple of these the other night with dinner. Nice tasting IPA. Not quite as hoppy as I expected. And call me shallow, but the label threw me off a bit. Would drink it again. BAsed on cbrixiusís review, I would like to try the Draft version.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic beer. Had it on draft at the Brewhouse Grille in Camp Hill, PA. Could smell the Cascade hops from a mile away, similar to Stone IPA and Troegs Nugget Nectar in character and taste. Had it last year in a six pack but not as memorable as the draft.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2010 I’ve been thirsty for this brewer ever since I signed up here. And FINALLY I make it to Detroit for the Movement music fest and just so happen to come along to a place called Jacoby’s that had a Bells product. The previous night I was left high and dry when i got to the club too late and they already stopped serving...sooo I missed out on the stout. Anyhow. VERY FINE IPA. Complex yet subtle in every degree. From the hoppy malt nose to the hop-in-the-kitchen taste. Very refreshing and clean and well blended. Some tartiness here, some sweetness there. Each sip was different. Fruits to Grasses. TECHNO AND BEER!! Because I miss this so much, it gets a 5.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy light amber with a substantial yellow-white head with plenty of lace. The aroma is citrus and tropical fruit, with the smallest hint of pine. Medium body with medium carbonation. The nicely rounded taste starts sweet, with oranges, bread, apples, honey and toffee. The IPA-level hops finally show up in a bitter aftertaste. This is a really tasty, absolutely sessionable beer, but I have a hard time seeing it as an IPA.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On trade from sliffy. From bottle pours a cloudy light orange with thick white head. Nose is piney with a hint of floral. Flavor follows with a crisp, bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of gputty. Hazy, dirty yellow pour with a white head. Mostly floral nose, some grapefruit notes. Smooth, medium bitter. Nice, but I donít get the hype.
Aurelius (4717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, orangey-gold, nearly white head. Very, very nice peachy-plum fruity aroma -- like when you open your produce drawer and youíve got some fruit thatís about to get over-ripe. Robust AIPA flavor, diacetyls, caramel, pine, mildly briney. A mature pint. Finish is medium and the hops donít cling. Buttery at times. Better as it warms. Excellent.
GreenwoodAP (4) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great session IPA. Not overwhelming but distinctive. I was a little put-off at first by the thin gold color, but the flavor is full with a satisfying feel to the mouth.