SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle - thanks to Bierbauch for the trade! Pours orangey amber with a creamy white head that lingers nicely and leaves beautiful lacing. Aroma is dominated by hops - citrus, floral and hints of spruce - with a sweet, fruity maltiness evident as well. Flavor is complex, lots of malt sweetness upfront and a definite badass hop bite which leaves a pleasant pucker. A slight metallic taste in the finish diminished the overall flavor for me a bit though. Medium body and gently creamy carbonation. A nice example of a west coast style hopped up IPA. Thanks again Ron.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle,one of a zillion brews from csbosox.Golden honey color with a wonderful grapefruity aroma whapping my in the nose.
Nice light hoppy brew.No bitterness and why havenít I purchased this before?
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange golden body, off-white head. Nice fruity and hoppy aroma with orange notes and a touch of alcohol. Not too bitter but more fruit hoppy. Sharp bitter and dry flavor with hoppy, bready and fruity notes. Dry finish. Good one.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice golden color..with very little head...smells of hops..i like this beer even though im not into the IPA thing...maybe because its a little on the light side (12oz bottle)
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely not up to par with the other IPAs around here (STONE!) -- thin and not at all hoppy enough for what Iím expecting in an IPA. Still, a refreshing brew if one is looking for something "light."
SpringsLicker (3223) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium yellow color that is a bit diluted for the average IPA. Thin head.
Not too much hop aroma from this one. Slightly sweet with some chalkyness. Needs more hop bitterness. A decent brew, but somewhat tame to be a real top notch IPA.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange amber with huge frothy white/cream head that stays fairly thick. Sticky lace all the way down. Aroma is pine and citrus. Flavor is mildly sweet and malty with a some fruit and lots of hop style spice. Nice dry finish. Quite drinkable with something a bit different than the other IPAís readily available.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mayhaps a bit too smooth of an IPA. This golden drink has some good piney and orange hop scents. The body is quite creamy. Nice bitter herbal taste with a real solid malt base. Only a mildly bitter finish. Just too smooth.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, yellow beer with a big white head and a hefty hop hit. My smeller is shot and I donít normaly pick up subtle aromas. In this case the smell of an herb was there. There was an herbal taste in the mouth after the first swallow. It was there again with the first burp. Must be the amarillo hops. The head was gone after the second swallow.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold w a fluffy and creamy head. Great nose - lots of pine and some citrus. Tastes like.. Well.. Its got lots of resin :) A bit of funky orange at the end.