beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 This was a very citrusy IPA, big floral hop character, sweet citrus hop syrup smell. A kinda citrus candy sweetness travels throughout this brew finishing with a nice grapefruit flavored hop bitterness, and an earthy heartiness to the finish. Pours very light, a deep gold color, very clear, with a white head.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Among the best standard IPAs I’ve ever had, this was an incredibly enjoyable brew. Solidly hoppy, with a greatly complex malt behind it. I really wish Kalamazoo would go ahead and bring it down to NC.
bmack94536 (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great, multi-flavored IPA that leads my list of the regular IPA’s. Outside of an Imperial IPA, this is hop heaven in my opinion. But this beer doesn’t stop there as there is a lot going on. My first taste made me think of licorice, but after a few sips I started to differentiate the hops from the piney, citrus flavor and the diacetyl that does help this beer. On draught, the aroma is almost too perfumy and pungent (my bar neighbors always seem to notice the aroma when I have a glass of it), but the taste is incredible with a variety of distinct flavors screaming for attention. Out of the bottle, the aroma is more subdued and the taste a bit flatter, but still head and shoulders above the competition. If Kalamazoo Brewing makes a bad beer, I haven’t found it, and this may be their best.
zathrus13 (1763) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy yellow/gold, with a small, white head. Aromas are pine, grapefruit, some malt and fruit. hoppy flavors of pine and grapefruit, and fruit.
madsberg (11324) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Orange coloured. Clear. Fruits, hops, some citrus, nuts in the aroma. Flavour is hoppy, sweet and fruity. Ends on a light bitter note. Is sweet and refreshing. Nice one. Thankz to my secret santa BBB63
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is good stuff, period. As far as ale is concerned, this is where is it at. The only place they blew it was the label. Instead of a fish, they should have put a sunset over the ocean, or a beautiful woman in a bikini, or a bunch of teenage friends in a convertible on a friday night.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Light honey gold color with a fine white head with excellent of retention. Lots of fresh hop aroma that suggestes sweetness--though not from the malt. Light malt profile is very well integrated with fruity, citrus (lemon, grapefruit) hops flavors. Body is quite light on its feet--balancing all flavor characteristics and producing a highly flavorful, refreshing, powerful IPA. Sidenote: wins my award for coolest beer lable.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, hoppy beer. Pours a dark gold with little head. Aroma is of citrusy hops. Taste is hop forward, but I think it has some nice balance to it as well. If you’re looking for a hoppy beer, it’s hard to beat bell’s two hearted.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a medium, cloudy orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of grapefruits, citris and flowers. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, pine and malt. Has a nice sweet and bitter balance. Very good. Thanks to goldtwins for trading me this one.
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lighter colored malts used in this very intriguing IPA. Had a very nice head with lots of lace and pleasing yellow gold color. Very pronounced fresh hop aroma and flavor with a points of sweetness to set it off. Nicely carbonated and great mouth feel. Had this on draft at Bodega. Can’t wait to have another.