SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear topaz with a large white head that diminished mostly. Sweet fruity malt aroma with hints of caramel and plenty of floral and citrus hop notes. Citrus and piney hops dominate the flavor with some of the caramel malt evident as well. Nice grapefruit peel finish. Light to medium body and creamy carbonation. A very pleasant IPA
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good hophead’s IPA. Deep orange in color with a frothy white head, it begins quietly with an aroma of sweet flowers and oranges. When it hits the mouth, the first thing you taste is the pleasant caramel malt. Briefly. The hops explode in the mouth in a riotous profusion of hop bitterness that soon causes the lips to tingle as well. It’s got a nice long bitter finish that leaves the mouth watering for more. I’ve got to try this brewery’s IIPA, too.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a mighty tasty IPA! Beer pours a transparent copper color with a tight and fluffy head. Aroma has sweet notes mixed with grassy oranges. Taste abounds with hops - tingy and zesty, bitter and DRY. Lemon peel and grass with a slight orange character. An interesting thing about this beer is the aroma is sweet and the flavor is profoundly bitter - it lingers nicely on the tongue. I like this beer - poo poo to those who brand this one dimensional!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 Clear amber body with a frothy white head. The aroma was citrus peel, hops, grass. Light to medium bodied, gentle carbonation, smooth texture. The flavor was refreshing and rewarding. This was a good IPA.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep gold in color with a small off-white head. Hoppy,earthy,spicy aroma. Flavor is bitter and hoppy,dry finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very oily and resinous body. Some light two row malt hints with a big high alpha bitterness. Clean and floral nose with no defects. The chinook is very prominent. Smewhat oily on the finish with good lingering bitterness.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden brown with a huge white head. Citric fresh hop aroma with salty undertones. Harsh hop bitterness and flavor. Totally lacking malt balance. A dissapointing IPA from a brewery I usually like.
IndianaRed (2152) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Bottle Pours a light medium golden amber witha very large off-white fluffy head that eventually settled down leaving decent lacing. Aroma is very strong herbal, hops and grapefruit rind. Very strong hops and floral flavor. More citrus here too. Feel is good and hefty and the finish is a lingering pucker/bite.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Think that there was very likely a clash going on with my tongue as this came after many others in a tasting - had a very harsh bite to the hops. Not to be confused with someone that doesn’t like aggressively hopped beers - SHARP. But, as I said, could easily have been in competition with other elements on the worn out tongue. Being that I’ve liked other Dick’s beers I presume that I would normally enjoy this.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Breathtakingly herbal, hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, citrus flavors. Bitter hops control this brew to the very end. Fresh and inviting. I have made the comment that super hoppy IPA’s sometimes burn me out, but not today! Nice beer. I am really becoming a fan of Dick’s brews.