blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle -- Best before Oct. í05. Pours a slightly hazy and mildly bubbly dark orange with a big diminishing white head. Nice aroma of fresh citrus hops and sweet malt, even past the íbest beforeí it still smells fresh. Flavour, also fresh, is equally malty and hoppy -- very nicely balanced. Goes down really easy. This would make a great session ale.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Via trade with afterexile. Pours a bright, watery shade of copper. Whispy white head that clings a bit to the edge of the glass. Malty aroma with some grassy and orange notes. The malt character of this beer is weird to me. I mean, itís good but itís unlike most IPAís. Itís almost like the malt provides the floral aspect rather than the hops. Very clean tasting beer. Probably under hopped by our west coast standards but donít read that say itís bad. A bit dry in the finish but Iíd be cool with some of these as a session beer to keep in my fridge.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured slightly hazy amber-gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of floral, almost perfumy dry hops - hint of sweet malt, but more like dried violets. Taste of dried flowers, dry hops, almost a hint of turpentine. Mouthfeel - dry, minerally mouthfeel. Weird pale ale, but interesting - did I say it was dry?
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
IPAs were never my favorite, but I think they should at least be a little more challenging than this one. Too easy to drink in my opinion, it just didnít pack the punch I wanted. Maybe Iím spoiled by their Black Chocolate Stout, but this Brooklyn offering let me down.
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very very nice beer. Brooklyn has again surprised my taste with this wonderfull beer.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 Draught at the Mellow Mushroom in Durham, NC. Clear gold, medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Caramel malt flavor quickly overtaken by spicy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Clean finish , slightly bitter and persisiting. Enjoyable.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a solid session IPA. Really tasty. Beautiful copper beer. Glowing beer. Nose is sweetly sour...if thatís possible. Malts shine through. not just hop juice. Ale yeast adds a nice sour touch in the nose. Hops are mainly floral but not dominant very subdued. Flavors are fabtastic. Cotton candy malts. Maris Otter always does that for me. Sweet at first and then an unexpected punch of clean bitter funk from the hops. This lingers and turns into grapefruit. Sizzles in your mouth. Long finish. Dry ale yeast but very fruity as well. This is a great beer.
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma and initial taste, planty, strange. Hop flavour very generic; tastes like an overhopped macro-brew. Too sweet, almost heavy tasting. No complexity of the malt flavour. Overall, a very disappointing IPA.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
an enjoyable ipa...i will definately try this one again if i get the chance....my palate was a little tired from all the ipaís tonight
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 On tap. Amber color. Citrusy, hoppy aroma, with strong malt and hop flavors, a bit yeasty like an EPA. Very smooth, with excellent lacing and creamy mouthfeel.
Bottle. Completely different: yellow-brown color, like clear apple juice. Quite hoppy floral aroma. Flavors are very flowery and fruity, of hops, apples and pears, and some biscuity malts. Dangerously easy to drink.