Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Mondiale 2005: Poured a clear amber color ale with a medium head with limited retention. Aroma of sweet and floral hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is sweeter then expected at first with the expected bitterness hitting more towards the end. Well balance IPA.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber colour, thin white sparkling head. Extreme hoppy aroma. Flavour from exotic fruits, hops and citrus. Slight alcoholic. Excellent bitterness. Hints of yeast. Thick mouthfeeel.
TaktikMTL (6094) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation (provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz) au Mondial de la Bière 2005 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de houblons, de fleurs, de fines herbes (?) et de citron. Apparence: Couleur blonde dorée. Moyen col mousseux. Aucune bulle. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron, de céréale et de pin. Court arrière goût. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Arrière goût légèment métallique. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #165)
thegreenrooster (3347) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is hops and nothing really else. I love hops but no malts really show up. Still a very hoppy and tasty brew worth looking for. Its no 90 minute but it is a deffinate must have for hop heads.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, looks to have been packaged in 12/04. Clear amber body with a big fluffy white head, nice lacing. Big pine/sap hop aroma with mild orange flesh. More piney hops in the flavor, has a strong floral sweetness which is quite nice. Caramel malt in the backbone w/ some dandelion bitterness in the finish. A well-balanced and tasty IPA. Its floral element separates it from the majority of other American IPAs even though this stuff seems commonplace.
Stew41 (1772) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown, dead ringer for a larger. Slightly sweet nose with subtle aromatic hops. More obvious hop action in the mouth, much sharper than the bouquet suggests. Good crips style that shows excellent balance.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Chuck! The aroma is pine or spruce (resin) with a lemon. There’s also a light caramel malt (perhaps mystery hop x masquerading as this). I do detect the Amarillo hops. The aroma kinda died down on me, however. The appearance is a 22k gold body with a thin oily looking white head with excellent lacing. The flavor is pine and oranges but isn’t as nearly as good as Bell’s Two Hearted. The palate is lightly bitter and dry. There is a decent carbonation, but I wish it had more. A pretty decent IPA if nothing else is available, but there’s so many better IPAs.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a nice big floral citrus hop scent opens the aroma a little bit of carmel malt.
Pours a nice light copper color w/ a thin white head and some nice carbonation and good lacing. head dissapates too quickly though.
Palate is very carbonated coats well and is fairly creamy. Flavor is a little one demensional w/ a citrus hop dominating and a tiny light malt in the finish. Overall a decent IPA but i’d rather have a 90 or 120.
Apellonious (53) - USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Citrusy, fruity floral aroma. Pours a slightly cloudy orange, with a thin head and lace. Starts off crisp, dry. A surge of carbonation hits strong as well. As it warms, the carbo lessens and the beer becomes more flavorful, with a citrus fruity taste. Hoppy all around, great IPA. Reccomended.
Tmoney99 (11231) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clearly an above average IPA. Dark amber with a large creamy off white head. Complex aroma of hops. Medium body with long complex bitter finish.