happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this up in Coventry, VT on sunday for breakfast(before breakfast)Was quite a treat of an IPA.Huge yummy citrus nose.Well balanced overall and I wish I could get this on the regular.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What goodness from such an unassuming trout bottle! Aroma of citrus (lemon, grapefruit and HUGE orange). Appears hazy, and almost murky dark gold/light orange. The flavor is so rich and full, with orange and even some gin in the taste. The only flaw is a little alcohol coming thru (a shame at 6%). Would make the perfect transition beer for those needing an intiation into american craft beer. This is Dreadnaught’s not-so-distant smaller cousin.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Bright, hazy gold. Off-white head w/ fine bead & excellent lace. Robust, very fresh aroma of citrus & pine w/ lovely notes of caramel & vanilla. Full-bodied. Nice & sticky. Flavour is complex, very hoppy & bitter w/ long lingering finish. Still the malt is there to support. Excellent beer.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color. Small head. Aroma was the familiar hoppy IPA smell that one usually gets. Reminds me of the Dogfish 90 minute. Not painfully hoppy, which in my opinion is a plus. Perhaps one of the best IPAs that I have ever had (tho I?ve only had a handful-ha!) My introduciton to Bells beers. I am impressed and I will return for more.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. one of the spoils from a recent midwest adventure. pours a slightly hazy almost orange yellow. clumpy fat white head with specks in it. leaves tendrils of foam floating deep within the glass. aroma reminds me of the candy lick-em-ade powder i used to eat as a kid, very sweet take on the standard ipa aroma that alerts you that some thing new is afoot. flavor is a smooth balanced hoppy greatness. mouthfeel of an orange sherbert freeze with bitterness that is phenomenal. nice citrus flavor that is strong but not too overpowering. not for the weeak or those who don’t appreciate a good IPA.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nose is a very piney hop. Hazy gold body with a one finger foamy head. You can smell the hops from a meter away. Sweeter than most IPA’s. The hops are so well rounded words escape me. Perfectly hopped. Not too powerful, not too light. Under the hops is a citrusy sweetness that puts this beer over the top. This is one of the best IPA’s I have ever had the pleasure of tasting.
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Delicious IPA. Beautiful Hop Aroma destinguishable from 10 feet away. Poured a Dirty Golden yellow with a fast disapating head. A gorgues Blend of subtle malts and Intense Hop additions has moved this to the Top of my list. Well Done!
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to TAR for this brew, hooking me up with another solid IPA! This beer poured a yellow and slightly orange color with a thick soapy white head which diminished rather quickly. The aroma was of floral hops, pines, caramel, syrupy nectary thickness, apricots and citrus. The taste is heavy nectar with piney bitterness in the finish. The finish is slightly dry and malty leaving a nice bit of lacing on my glass. This is a very solid IPA.
mackg2 (3) - Milan, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
REAL good IPA. Bell’s got it really right on this one. Nice lingery head and lacing. Smooth with just the right IPA hop blast. Awesome aroma. Very citrusy and spicy. Just added to my top 10 list.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold in colour. Large, fluffy head. Predominately hoppy aroma. High alcohol, but smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer.