brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Similar to the good LeftCoast IPAs like Stone and Sierra Nevada. Kindred in their use of floral hops while this tends to have just enough more IBUs to notice. Solid entry in this style.
guzzler67 (1642) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy, amber appearance with a small white head. Pine and citrus dominate the hoppy nose, along with some earthiness toward the end. Grapefruit and other citrus flavors show up on the palate. Nicely carbonated with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Dry, bitter finish
Zeswaft (1589) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2007 At first I thought there was nothing special about this beer; an average IPA. The amarillo hops jump out the bottle the second you open it. Flavor is rich and citrusy. The bitterness lingers for a long time. The more you drink the better it gets. An above average IPA but nothing spectacular.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich sweet, malt hop aroma with hints of aprocot fruit leather. The color is a clear light orange, with a descent white head. Has a complex IPA flavor. Heavy malt dominates the flavor with a nice bitter hop backbone. As you swallow the beer, it has a slight sticky consistancy that holds on to your tongue. Has a slight sweet aprocote flavor. An excellent beer made right here in my hometown!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light auburn. Nose citric and sweet, bit of pine, quite grassy. Hoppy flavor, lots of pine, but very resiny, leaves a significant sticky residue in the mouth. Bitterness lingers impressively. Resiny finish would appear to be the Rockies house flavor.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Rerate: While I do love this beer. It is not as good as I rated it.
AMARILLO, AMARILLO, AMARILLO!!!! If you have never had the pleasure of smelling or tasting amarillo hops, go find this beer.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Draught @ Anam Cara: Dark golden yellow color, medium, thick white head. Aroma is hops - pine, citrus, grass, with a hint of grains. Medium bodied, nice level of carbonation. Taste is lots of hops up front (pine, citrus, grass), with alcohol coming through in the flavor, and a bit of malty sweetness as well as pepper and corriander later.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Ron (Bierbauch) for this tasty morsel... Pours a nice dark wheat color with a crowning head that leaves a delicate lace around the drinking receptacle. The aroma is an immediate mix of pine, hops, and citrus- in that order. The taste is merely a delicious and palatable extension of the aroma, and the flavors linger delicately on the tongue. The back of the throat is tickled by a forcefully dry finish that leaves the imbiber wanting further respite from thirst via this conglomerate of ingredients. This is a quality IPA; one that I would not mind having again. Very good stuff.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber thanks to BierBauch. Clear, dark golden color with a small white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma with some malt in the background. A bit of malt on first sip then turns dry and bitter with the hops kicking in. Nice and drinkable.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe this was served too cold but I thought that this was overall pretty weak and not very flavorful. Light amberwith a decent clingy white head. Aroma and falvor is dominated by pine and grapefruit just like the hazed, but moreso on this one. Also noticed a bit mroe orangy aroma. Kinda skewed and not well balanced. Decent finish.