leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden color with a miniscule white head. Strong herbacious hop aromas. Light - Medium bodied. Mild sweet malt flavors up-front. With herbacious hops and hints of spice quickly overwhelming the sweetness. Could be better balanced and itís weak in the finish. Overall, itís a quality beer.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Syracuse Holiday Brewfest Dec.04 2004. Hazy gold with a white head. Fresh hop flowers in aroma. Good clean hops, fresh and lightly astringent, very floral and fresh. Good bodied, with the floral hops marrying the hops.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA pours a clear amber color with a decent white head that leaves some lacing around the glass. A sweet citrusy hop scent dominates the aroma with traces of malt coming through. Taste was spicy and hoppy over a balancing malt backbone. A bitter aftertaste and dry finish also complement the flavor. I didnít realize it till after I drank the bottle but at 7% there was no trace of alcohol in the nose or the taste. It has a good body and goes down smoothly, a pretty damn good IPA.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Nicely balanced IPA, with the taste going back and forth between the hops and malt.
Didnít realize the alc/vol was that high. I could easily drink a sixer of these.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden, off white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Rich fruity flavour with lots of rather perfumy hops. Some underlying malty sweetness. Dry moderately bitter finish. Good, perfumy IPA.
jefcon (1303) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft -- Hops, a flowery yeast and "green" aromas. Pale orange with a diminuitive head. Lots of hops on the tongue, spicy and complex. An IPA with some depth, but without the big alcohol. Palate is a little thin.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bready,slight hop aroma,not that strong, malt hop intial taste, very light, odd aftertaste, Each mouthfuul has an intial sweetness, followed by a nice hop bitterness, but then comes that odd, unidentfiable off taste
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hop presentation. Nice foam, right serving of carbonation. Crisp and fresh, fruity, sweet on malts and also spice. balanced, smooth, quafable
ToolHead (266) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
35.5 cl bottle. Served in NÝrrebro Bryghus IPA glass.
Golden amber color. Limited head. Enormous, juicy hop aroma (elderflower, grass, resin). The taste is assertive with big, flowery hoppyness, good malty depth, and a long, dry finish. Very good drinkability.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks to slob! Pours nice clear amber color with a large white head that mostly diminishes but leaves nice laciing. Sweet, toasty slightly earthy aroma with plentiful hops evident. Has a malty flavor, bold hoppiness with the "dusty" taste Iíve come to associate with the English style IPAís. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.