meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
After a bad experience with their Cherry Stout I had to try something else a little more redeeming. This poured out a slightly murky golden orange with a tall white rocky head. As the head shrank into the body scattered lacing was left to coat the glass. Very hoppy aroma with citric and floral hops coming out in abundance. There was a slight hint of malt to it at times. Taste was very similar very hoppy all the way through this one with citric and earthy flavors coming together for a great taste. A bitter hoppy aftertaste is how this ended. Mouthfeel was creamy with about a medium body. I could drink this all day, great flavor and aroma too bad I only picked up 2 bottles. Highly recommend to all hop heads and anyone that likes a good brew.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a creamy offwhite head that laces well. Aroma is beautiful like a walk on a spring day. Floral and hoppy as I’ve ever experienced. Some notes of grass and pine. The flavor is much of the same with some malt background, citrus, hops and a hint of spice. This is amazingly smooth and drinkable for an IPA. It finishes quite crisp and delicious on the palate. It manages to not get you with that harsh bitterness. This is a great beer and will likely become my summertime goto this year on the deck. Delicious!
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a cloudy orange with a creamy white head that fades down to a nice layer of lacing. aroma is huge on hops, a little grassy and a little citrus going on. great flowery hop flavor and what i like the most is the smoothness to the finish. it doesnt smack you across the face with bitterness, but instead maintains a nice even flavor all the way through. if all ipa’s were this good, i could forsake stouts (not really, but this is a great beer).
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Duane. Wow hops, poured an orange, with a huge fizzy head, Immediate hops to the nose. Along with some citrus and flowers. The foamy head is still hanging around. I can finally rate a hoppy pale after mowing the lawn. I am enjoying this, just wish there was a bit more malt to balance this out. This is a good IPA and coming from a non-hop head, real good.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazed golds and ambers, creamy white head. A beautiful bouquet of aromas with huge amounts of spring florals and citrus up front, with lesser notes of pine and earth, and light sweet caramel tones lurking just under the surface. Taste was pretty close to the aroma with grapefruity hops blending harmoniously with the lightly sweetened malt backbone. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, floral , citric, bittersweet finish. What a perfect session IPA...if...well it was available local of course. Larry...are you listening??
piscator34 (2021) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear gold in colour. Great spice and citrus hop aromas. More of the same citrus and spice with regard to the flavor. The malt presence is somewhat muted, creating a refreshing and lighter body, and the bitterness is lasting. Perhaps not as complex as some, but this is still a great beer.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy, golden color. mild hoppy aroma. but the flavor is a bit mild (if hoppy), with a slight bitter finish. overall, it is more mild than i enjoy. not bad, but not a bell ringer.
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ALEFEST ’05 Great IPA. One of the top five of this style I’ve had. Best beer at the Festival. Soft yet full flavor. Great hops finish!
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great smell of hops right upfront. Good body and bitter finish. An excellent IPA.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
great hop aroma and flavor..light, a bit thin, but refreshing and nice. there is a minimum of 75 characters..blah blah blah