BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the NABA 06 Fest: Excellent head and lacing. I never got a chance to see the color as the head never dispersed and these opaque white plastic tasting cups are certainly subpar. Nose is super hoppy, citrusy and fruity. Flavor is pleasant, nice dry hopped character. Full body, has that sweet candy cane like balance to complement the nice hop resins and oils floating on top of the beer.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 2006. Lack of appearance judging reflects opaque plastic sampling cup.
Great dry hopping in this IPA. Heavy pine and grapefruit from the hops balances grains that are a bit on the straw side.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love the smell though it doesn’t last long. This beer maintains the head better than almost any I’ve ever seen, including Belgians. Some pretty good hops in the flavor, but a little too much malt. A like it a lot, just don’t love it. A very bitter finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2008-09-08, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy amber color. It has a good hop aroma, not too strong, fruity and resiny. Medium body, with a strong toffee flavor and extreme hopping, very resiny, aggressive, a bit fruity too. Very good.
2007-10-02, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy golden color; creamy head. Hop aroma, very grassy, wet field soil, manure. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel, strong malt flavor (like a good Pils) overwhelmed by a powerful hopping, with a lot of hop oils and some resins. Extremely long and strong final. A bit strange but very good, midway between an American and English IPA: stronger hopping and body, but not so fruity. Fuggles touch too!
2006-03-26, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Golden color. Fruity hoppy aroma. Good body, malty, sweet, round, and a good amount of aromatic and resiny hops. Good.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. draft at the 4 Queens. Very tasty with good long finish. Probably would have enjoyed the taste even more had I not been smoking cigars in the casino all day. Heck of a deal too at $4.00 for 22 oz. mug
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at KP’s Cellar. Pours medium orange with a big offwhite head. Piney hop aroma. Big grapefruit hop bitterness from start to finish. A little too much malt puts it out of balance, but not bad otherwise.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler courtesy of kp: Pours a slightly hazy dark golden with a clingy, well-lacing white head. Nice hoppy and fresh green pieny presence throughout the aroma. Good sweet light caramel malt flavor has a nice fresh, bittersweet hoppy balance. A nice IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler @ Kp’s Cellar. Slightly hazed amber with a medium off-white head. Moderate hop aroma with citrus and lemon flesh. Sweet sugar. Flavor of sweet lemon flesh and bitter lemon rind. Long bitterness on the finish. Dry with a medium body. My favorite out of the IPas on the KP growler night.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
KP brought back a growler of this for his growler tasting. This used to be the Big IPA, but the name recently changed. Amber, almost copper. The hops are reserved in the aroma. Malty. The hops come out more in the flavor, still malty. A bit sweet. Good body. This is more balanced than the Barley’s Centennial, but the Centennial was more interesting in the aroma. Combine the hop aroma and flavor from the Centennial with the maltiness of this beer and you’ve got a great IPA.
VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Poured an orangish-amber in color with a medium whitish head. Aroma was of citrus-piney hops with not much malt mixed in. Flavor was plenty hoppy (though not too) with, again, not much malt to balance it out. Clean and medium bitter finish. This is a good beer, but not outstanding as an IPA. Quite drinkable...