elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to chilehead for this bottle. Nice copper colored pour, aroma is malty sweet with hops. A nice citrus malt character, sweet and bready, a bit sticky mouthfeel.. Labeled as "double-hopped", I expected more hops in the finish but Iím not complaining because the balance is nice. A very nice ale.
TheEvilTwin (13) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great ale. Execelent hop flavor and nose. Nice deep amber color. Excelen t hop flavor with malty and yeasty tones.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light amber with some orange coloring. The aroma is pione and orange peels. There is also a little bit of sweet caramel. The taste is sweet caramel and bread. There is also some bread crust and light cedar. This is nice. Sampled at the 2005 Iowa City Beer Festival.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours with a hazy, deep coppery color that supports a nice thick head that sticks to the glass as it falls.
Flowery hop aroma with a touch of citrus.
The bitterness comes right on and maintains itself right to the finish. No alcohol detected. Well done IIPA.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in ye olde pint glass:
Slightly hazed coppery hue with an initial large frothy head which subsided but left a fine lace in itís wake. The nose detects lots of fresh hops with there characteristics of pine, flowers, grapefruit, and tree sap. Also found just a bit of pale and bready malts. The taste starts with a big citric and bitter front and never lets up. While there is some malty sweetness under it all, it does come off a bit one-diminsional. The finish is more bitters and a woody or earthy dryness. The feel is not as aggressive as I first would any guessed, this is metallic, dry and actually soft after a while. Shocked to see it listed at 9.2% ABV because there is no trace of it. Good brew but there is something about the hop and malt mix that doesnít quite do it for me like the best of the genre. Still it is good enough to try once for the beer geek and is hoppy enough to be a must-try for those hopheads out there.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours beautifully... head is a little sudsy, but still nice and thick. Lacing is outstanding. Body is a nice copper color and aroma is hop heavy. Flavor is well-balanced. Hops mix nicely with sweetness that I wasnít expecting.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz - Aroma is crisp floral hops with a citrus undertone. Pours cloudy amber with a nice big fluffy head that slowly fades leaving great lacing. Flavor is malty with a big punch of floral hops and citrus. Palate is very smooth, crisp, and creamy. This is a well balanced and very tasty IIPA.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a wonderful dry hopped aroma -- probably cascade hops. The taste is full and balanced, maybe a bit too sweet. Overall excellent IPA2.
smoosh (533) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - very sprucey hop nose - nice! Big frothy beige head atop a golden amber body (borrowed that color from rajendra82). Delicious! Big fresh hops - spruce, pine (the whole forest) and tongue-numbingly bitter ... just like I like íem! The flavor is actually much more bitter than the aroma. The palate is soft, but seems to expand as you take it in. This is a beautiful beer! A very nice surprise. A recent trend Iíve noticed is that a lot of bottles now brag about their contents. Keeping up with the Stoneses. This one - not mockingly - does so to a point and it is one of the few that live up to their own hype. EXCELLENT!
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, I must say I was very surprised by this beer. most of the breckenridge beers to me seem to be average, but this one makes the jump to great! kinda expected it to be a little week in the hop dept., but boy was I wrong! very hoppy aroma and flavor, nice golden color, dry and pverall a nice ipa! well done breckenridge!