Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, drank Dec 05, best before Mar 06: Light orange with a flowery grassy hops aroma, medium bodied with a bitter start and finish, light carbonation with small bubbles.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 1FastSTI ! Pours a clear golden color, nice sized white head. Big lacing around the edge. "Simcoe like" hoppy aroma, spices, lemons. Flavor is sweet, goes into a pleasently bitter hoppy kick to the face, somewhat balanced, though lacking a distinctive charachter to it.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 Brewtopia ’05 Light golden in color with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of spicy citrus/orange hops and caramel malt.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via axilla. Best by mar, 06. The brew pours to a golden amber body with a gold hue to it. There is a dense and creamy/rocky white head. Excellent lacing. The aroma is hoppy with pine and peaches. Decent malt to it. The flavor is malty and bitter with pine and citrus hops. Light grapefruit and peaches. The palate is creamy, medium bodied with a light lasting bitterness and good feel. I could drink a bunch of this. Very malty for an IPA.
Saarlander (1677) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold color, Not too hoppy, I guess I’d like it more hoppy, but That’s from a biased Californian! lol !An ok Ipa, Good drinking for sure. Thanks to my Secret santa for this one!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to secret santa. Lots of pine sticky hop resins. Almost no malt detectable in aroma. Flavor has same piney hop bite with some cirus sweetness and faint malt in the background. Long lingering spicy hop aftertaste. Nice lacing. A little one dimensional.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A light hazed golden/copper with a thin but holding off-white head. Aroma suggests that sweet malts will accompay piney hops. Additional notes of Juicy Fruit® gum and grapefruit. Flavor is all hopped-up goodness, bitter and fruity within a well-carbonated, spicy mouthfeel. Malts are not as sweet as expected and provide enough balance to make this a sessionable IPA.
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Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewtopia 11-12-05. Poured hazy yellow with good size head. Nose was big hops, and citrus. This was a fine IPA, good mouth feel and sweet/hop after taste.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hazygold pour with small white head. As can be expected, it had a very hoppy aroma, little bit of dried fruit. Grassy on the aftertasted, well-blended and textured, overall a good specialty IPA.
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy as well as very fruity. The flavor is sweet with light notes of alcohol coming thru the notes of grass, and leading to a dry hoppy and bitter end.