kyzr (1189) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great hoppy aroma and nice amber pour. Hops up front with a touch of malt to make a good balance. Nice finish that leaves you wanting more.
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out deep golden color with a head. Fresh citrus aroma. Nice hoppy flavor; grapefruit, pine with touch of spice. Clean finish. Really enjoy this IPA.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super aroma and color true is to style. Nice hop flavor. What I like best about this beer is that there is no unpleasent after taste. It’s a little pricey, but a very good beer
kgustaf (17) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A complex but drinkable beer. It sparkles on the tongue with a balanced flavor of wildflowers/clover. Light amber color is appealing, and the foam is lacey and light. I wish I could have it every day.
tattooscott (6) - shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my absolute favorite beer. Bright hoppiness at start, nice smooth transition to subtle malty middle with a faint citrus finish. Smooth and crisp, very refreshing and drinkable. I cannot say enough about this beer. As IPAs go I say this is the best I have ever had.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice india pale ale. Standard coloration for the style. Aroma of citrus but also something that is close to a nuttiness. Flavor starts out citrus sweet then moves to a citrus-pine bitter then moves back to a sort of mild maltiness at the finish. One of the better IPAs I’ve had. This is why the IPA is one of my favorite styles.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangish-amber color, generous head. Citrusy smell, tastes of pine needles, slightly grassy, strongly bitter with long finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dogfish slipped a bit on this IPA. The taste is much harsher than their other IPAs and it has a much more unbalanced bitterness than their other IPAs.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sharp beer with a very citrus aftertaste. Almost no head comes from this beer when poured even though there is a significant amount of carbonation. Far harder of a taste than the 90 minute IPA by Dogfish.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Let me just say first off that I don’t really like IPA’s. I like some, but this one just was not for me, but I tried to be fair when rating it. It smelled floral and bitter and was earthy in taste as well with a slight metallicness to it which might have been the bitterness. It didn’t really have that hoppy bite of bitterness at first, but got real strong towards the end. So much so that I couldn’t even finish it. The one thing I did like was how it looked, a nice golden orange, but it had no head.