Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tons of hops. Too much for me as I prefer those IPA’s on the light side of hop heaven. None the less, this was refreshing and actually the enjoyment dwindle as the beer does as the hops were somewhat overbearing. Still enjoyed the beer and would have another from time to time.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 I love hops and I love this beer. Strong aroma of hops with straw yellow color and medium head with strong hop flavor throughout. A VERY good IPA.
YogiBeera (2534) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep orange color, medium frothy head. Wonderful hops nose -- hay and wildflowers - boy, I could attach the glass to my nose, running around and sniffing at it the whole day. Flowery, some lavender and hay taste with a medium long bitter aftertaste.
Alemale (5) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong centennial nose. Yes!!! Very hoppy and floral with some spice. This is my favorite IPA.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. thanks for the bottle Len. pours a cloudy golden-orange body with a large creamy/frothy white head. aroma has some creamy sweet malts and a leafy floral hop presence. smooth creamy body with big resiny citrus hops up front...yeasty and sharp towards the end with a very long piney finish. an excellent IPA.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap, Bites and Brews, Pgh, PA
Light amber pour with medium white head, present intil last sip. IPA’s aren’t usually my thing, and this was no different. It was enjoyable intil the middle, then I had problems. Aroma was floral, flavor had a spicy distinct hop kick. It was surprisingly smooth to drink for the first couple of sips. It’s a good beer, just not my style.
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Clarkston Union. This light amber ale poured with a sparse white head, eliciting a very hoppy, floral aroma. The flavor, too, was quite hoppy and smooth with a carbonated mouthfeel. This is a very balance and tasty brew that goes well with most food.
neillio (4) - evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
i love this beer. i drink it as much as posible. when fresh this beer packs enough hops to be an IPA. nice and bitter. great for anytime of the day or year.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask version at Firkin’s, Libertyville, IL. Hazy light amber hued having small diminishing white head with good lacing. Lovely spicey hoppy aroma. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied that starts with a clean slightly sweet malt flavor with flowery hops and finishes dry with flowery hops and moderate bitterness. Nice balance of hops and malt. A delicious tasty hoppy beer.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009 Pours a beautiful hazy amber color with a nice big head. aroma is very hoppy and really smells like a summer afternoon. Flavor is very well balanced there is lots of hops and some nice sweetness. also the flavor is a tad bit fruity. Flavor is very nice, however it does feel a little watery and could stand a little bit more dexture, nevertheless this is a great IPA.