Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Denne øl er en nydelse. Mørk gylden med lille hoved. Duften af humle er overvældende. Smagen er dejligt bitter, med humle i forgrunden, malt i baggrunden. Virkelig god!
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
02.14.05 12oz bottle. Golden pour with smallish, fading, white head; spotty lace. Aroma is grainy, floral, cascade notes(?), lots of earth. Laid back flavors up front of malty biscuit, apricot; but the beer gets nicely bitter as it wears on the palate and the citrusy-floral cascades become the driving force. Very nice, very east coast take on the style. The mouthfeel is a bit thick and the finish more bitter than dry, effy throughout. Reminds me in a weird way of Ballantine.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden, aoff white head with some lacework. Lots of fruity hops in the aroma. Rather bitter taste, but very well balanced by the malt. Long, bitter aftertaste. I really like it!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear honey color brew with a nice layer of suds.Cant say as I get a whole lot of hops in the aroma ,more like earthy malty deal going on.I love an IPA every bit as much as the next guy but this was lacking ,in my opinion.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice IPA. A big piney and orange peel aroma. The flavor is the same with a hint of lemons. A good malt backbone so its not just hop juice. A good bitter aftertaste. Well balance and good. Might be underrated in my book.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - FEB 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before October ’04. This beer didn’t seem to lose anything depsite being past the bb date. Poured a light copper/orangey colour with little head. The nose was strongly hoppy predominantely with grapefruit. Thea taset was a delicous blend of citrus/pine with a nice balance with the malt. Very enjoyable.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated 1/31/05 from bottled dated "Best before Mar 04." Despite it’s age, it’s still an excellent original English version of an IPA: well-hopped but not overdone. Pours a mellowed amber color under a quarter inch head. Hop character is citrusy, not puckery. Manages a good caramel malt taste. Holds up very well, and thanks to DocLock for this trade last year.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this brew. Pours copper with little head that only lasts a minute. Has a light floral aroma with the same flavor. As it warmed was a little more bitter. Just o.k.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper color with a slight head. Pretty good for an english IPA. Modestly hopped with english hops giving a floral and herbal aroma and flavor with hints some earthiness. Some malt backbone as well. Overall this was a slight bit bland and the body was lacking. Had a wierd mineral flavor in the end.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear light copper color with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus and pine with malt and alcohol (upon warming) underneath. Flavor starts malty then becomes fruity with a bitter finish. Light to medim body and a crisp but silky mouthfeel.