Metalhead (628) - 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 (3334) - 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.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very soft,but distinct hop and grain aroma, sweet soft hoppy citrus,some malt background ,very bitter in swallow, tangy,slighty dry,tasted a little weak at first, but that bitter taste became more pleasureable as time went on . An excellent effort
Braudog (5623) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2006 On draft at the Denver location, 4/15/06: Bright orange. Just a thin head. Stark citric hoppiness, almost peachy. Definitely for the hopheads. I liked it alot. Also had in a bottle in Sep 06: Bit of a fruit-peel in the brew with a stark alcohol aspect. Almost whiskey-like with its burn. Excellent.
cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark amber color...looks like honey with a medium head. It has a very sweet sugary bitter taste. starts out real sweet and finishes real bitter in the back of your mouth. I guess the aroma would be of hops, im still a noob and I’m only ’pretty sure’ i know what hops smell like.
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty standard IPA, but a tasty one - very resinous aroma and dry, woody flavor - lingering biter finish - some background grassy, herbal qualities and mild strawberry sweetness - very well-balanced.