11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light to medium amber colored. Not much of a head. Big citrus aroma. A little floral also. Decent balance with malt and hop. Well made IPA.
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed apple juice body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strong grapefruit, some floral, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, strong grapefruit, caramel, some peach, moderately bitter. Medium body, some resin, light acidity.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Fruity aroma like jelly covered biscuits. Fairly flat pour with little head. Golden yellow in color. Very bitter flavor, lemony, but the malt adds richness. Definitely sweetens as it warms Desert dry finish. Definitely worth the tasting.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, amber ale with a large, frothy, white head. Good retention and nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is rich and bold with a heavy fruit (citrus/kiwi) nose. Dry, well-balanced, crisp flavor. Moderately bitter and mildy astringent. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and light carbonation. Bone-dry finish. Different, but very drinkable. Not too shabby.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brilliant golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma is grapefruit, mandarin oranges, hint of bubblegum. Flavor is grapefruit and pine. Finish is very dry. Not as well balanced as many IPAs, malt is very understated. You can do a lot better in the style. I’m surprised this one is rated so highly.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Balls of hops! this bad boy will make any mouth pucker. Great color and aroma and the taste is VONDERBAR!!!
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice orange glow with a slight cloudy hint. Head is minimal but the carbonation is superb. Aroma is sweet citrus, not acrid, with maple and cedar. Amarillo hops rule and are a nice break from the "run of the mill" Cascade. They are a certainly a nice complement and in this malt rich beverage they achieve full potetntial. Flavor is orange, malty and smooth. No acridity even with the elevated hops and relatively high alcohol content. This could easily be one of the smoothest, easy drinking and unique IPA I have encountered. Get yourself some MMMMMojo.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pretty, clear, copper color that is topped by a thick light tan head. As I pour this I get a wonderful hoppy aroma that has notes of citrus and apricot. Wow, as I go in for a better sniff, the fruity hoppiness is quite pronounced. Mandarin orange dominates but there are notes of tangerine, apricot, grapefruit, and freshly squeezed orange juice. As expected the taste is intensely fruity as well, from start to finish. It does not have as much bitterness as I was expecting, but this beer is all about the hop aroma and flavor. This beer is just a showcase for Amarillo hops, quite intense, and quite tasty. The malt is only here subtly, as a supporting cast, there is just enough sweetness to perk up the fruitiness of the hops, but that is about all I really pick up.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Beuatiful aroma, lightly citrus in aroma malt background is light but very present a touch of hop flavour finnishes clean and dry leaves a wonderful citrussy hoppy aftertaste, the best session beer I have found to date
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark yellow color with a thin head. Looks heavily carbonated. Nice hop aroma with some citrus lacing. Well balanced malt and hop flavor with some citrus notes. The hops are obvious, but it is very well backed up. It doesn’t make you cringe from bitterness.