chicagobears (441) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Intense floral nose. Suprising and pleasant. Golden brown, a bit hazy.
Nice and bitter. The hops are almost overwhelming, but are most welcomed. Iím enjoying this a hell of a lot more than I thought I would. Rich clinging head that follows to the end.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite IPA. Better than Stone. A golden hazy color. Lots of centenial hops on the nose. Awesome hop flavor and enough malt to make everything perfect. Long bitter dry finish. Great!
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch # 7094. Light brown in color. Aroma was very floral, and somewhat fruity. Big time hops, and somewhat bitter. Iím not an IPA fan, but itís one of the better ones Iíve had.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ALMOST over the top of my grapefruit threshold, but manages to toe the line. A sparkling, brightly bitter IPA that deserves the praises heaped upon it. Malt is clean, full of melons and toffee.
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was one of the highlights of the 2005 GABF. Nice copper color - hard to tell much about the head with my tiny glass. Aroma was fruity and floral. Hops throughout with a sharpness in flavor that ended on a dry note.
DrIPA (3) - USA - JAN 27, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great beer. Has a touch of orange taste to it. Itís one of bellís finest.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours clear yellowish orange. aroma of rich hops, and citrus fruits. flavor of citrus and hops. a very tastey beer.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft 2006 pours almost hazed gold/copper with a light white head. Bottles head is much better. Aroma is your basic ipa. medium floral hops with citrus and grapefruit. Flavor is very citrusy and grapefuit with a mild bitterness to it What a wonderful beer! And available yer round... Try them both the river and the beer. Via rainbow lodge UP michigan..
Capa (2422) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold with a small amount of head. Aroma has some hop as well as citrusy fruityness to it. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit and some hops. Has a creamy and bitter mouth to it. Taste lingers for a while. A very nice IPA.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Dilly Deli. Cask Conditioned. Hazy orange/gold. Much milder aroma and initial flavor out of the cask, but the after taste was still there. It was really good, very drinkable.