badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
an excellent imp ipa...burnt amber appearance with small white head...aroma is of nice grapefruit and floral hops, some malty sugars, and a bit of lingering alcohol...flavor is initially strong in grapefruit, starts to get sweet, and finishes bitter and dry (as expected)...nice palate
Lubiere (12402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden amber ale with a thick off white head. Lightly alcoholic warmth with good floral hops, and doughy caracter. In mouth, light sweet malt with vanilla notes, good hops, floral hops and resinous, alcohol warmth. Rich and smooth IPA. Sampled with Mtl crew, April 16 2006.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber, no date. Pours a clear copper with a large, staying off-white head. Aroma of pine, resiny hops, mild grapefruit, and caramel malts. Moderate bitterness, pine and resin shine though again, caramel malts taking a back seat. Soft carbonation, full bodied. Very good IIPA.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intresting IIPA. A lot of hops. I’ve had bigger and better IIPAs. Pleasent drink, but so so.
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light honey color,small short lived white head. Nicely hopped and piney with hints of malt and mild grapefruit. Very nice,knew I shoulda bought more than 1.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color. Smell of wood and hops. Tastes the same with some grapefruit sourness and malt. Ok beer
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely citrussed, grapfruit and hoppy IPA. Full-flavored , crisp and refreshing. Dry finish. Pleasant, chewy and good, medium carbonation, and a smooth mouthfeel. Slightly peppery and overall quite good. I will definetly buy this IPA again.
harmless (20) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber bottle. This poured a honey color with a fairly thick white head. Has a nice citrus pine aroma. Starts out slightly sweet, but the hop bitterness is right there from the start and continues all the way through. Nice. This is a very tasty IPA. I highly recommend it.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear body of pale honey amber. Small capping of whitish smooth foam. Keeps a good skim the whole glass through and the lacing is placed well across the glass in broken inky strings.
Aroma is fairly grassy edged with an herbal hay notion. Nice little twist of orange/lemon citrus on top and a notch of pine. Trace faint malt detected as it warms.
Taste is decent with an overall clean profile. Semi hoppy texture abounds upfront with herbal grassyness, a sweet underbelly, and pale pine. Middles out rounded with the malt creeping in more then earlier points. Ends cleaner with slightly bitter grassy hops twisted together with a citric lemony orange pulp tint. Leaves a partial dryness as it cinders into tthe finish with a lemony warmth of hop oil.
Feel is medium bodied and textured with a hoppy leafyness in front, rounds off in the middle, gets clean, then drys out with a slight bitterness. Smooth and balanced. Seemingly more akin to a good Pale Ale then an IPA, but holds its own well enough for a hoppy enjoyment. Perhaps not as complex as others I’ve had, but is decent enough.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a glowing golden body with a dense creamy (milk bubbly) white-ish head. The head tastes marvelous. Piney resin aroma. The flavor is moderately hoppy, nicely balanced by malt. I can taste the Torrified Wheats... Unfortunately pretty basic and not overly hoppy like an IIPA should be. The palate is simply bitter. Nicely warming. Unfortunately, the hops were used for bittering and not aromatics.