iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber colour with a thin head. Earthy malt and hop aroma. Nice malt taste with a good hop presence, both up front and lingering finish.
Hansk (9) - Fakse Ladeplads, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very good beer.
Bitter/sweet a full body for a pale ale.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours fairly calm; golden amber in color. Galaxy, swirl-like head. Smells like fabric softener with a dash of floral hops. Nice, bold hoppy hit on the palate with a sweetened honey aftertaste. Herbal and grassy taste. Solid rendition of the style. Thanks to goldtwins for the bottle.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 bottled, orange w/ off white head. floral aroma, malty body, very well balanced.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper amber in color. Sparse white head fades to a film and leaves mild lacing. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy with floral and earthy notes being prominant. Somewhat well balanced with hops being predominant flavor but decent malt in the background which is slightly sweet. Body is watery and a bit of a let down. Lingering hops on the palate. Fair.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 like all brooklyn products -- good brew, but not a very ’strong’ ipa. It leans more towards a pale ale. very nice golden color though
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best before March ’05 (just made it!). Light suspended yeast in the bronze body. Mossy pine aroma with sweet grapefruit flesh. Sharp concentrated pine oil followed by grapefruit rind and purely supportve caramel malt. Over-fizzy mouthfeel. A good IPA to be sure.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, poured golden with a small white vanishing head. Aroma of hops and dirt. Tasted ok, good for an IPA. Fished crisp.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ old toad. Strikingly different from the hopback summer lightning cask I just had. Nose is piney, cotton candy. Flavor is pine, very sweet w. fruit. Apples, plums. Far better than the bottle I had a few years back.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Must be close to 1 yr old. Clear amber, lasting fine foam, 1cm high. Gentle floral aroma has a strong centennial like orange and earthy component, yet it feels very english. Good malt backbone, to me a tasty honey cookie, freshly baked. Balanced bitter goldings in the finish, lingering on the teeths. That’s my type of IPA, subtlety and elegance compensates for the lack of complexity and I would definitely not estimate this at 7%. Very smooth and creamy texture.