clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice golden color nice bitterness had some hints of citrus to it overall a good ipa to get when your out
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Beautiful golden beer with white head and medium lacing. Aroma is a tangerine hoppiness, grassy, and with slight malt aroma. Velvety mouthfeel, strong tangerine component. Hints of oak hinding deep in the palate. Nice astringency balanced with malt sweetness and with a bitterness and citrusy aftertaste that slowly fades. A great hop experience if you like the Pacific Northwest monster hop varieties, but I still like Avery IPA better.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong citrus smell. The epitomy of what an IPA should taste like. Citrus Grapefruit sweetness and bitterness. The sweetness balances the hop bitter. Stacks up nicely to Stoudts IPA or Stone’s. The cleanist comparison out of the whole Minute IPA series to what an IPA should be. The 90 minute and 120 minute IPAs are more like Barley wine’s then IPAs. This one is different.
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is cool, a good tasting india pale. Better than i expected, Great amount of bitterness and flavour, orange-light rust color with healthy head and some lacing. a good brew
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a good beer. It had a great flavor and a great overall hoppiness to the beer. It was not overwhelming. The color was great and I really liked the finish. I would drink this again for sure.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Golden and hoppy (but of course). No head by the time it reached the table, so no telling if there was ever one to start with. Some caramel malt sweetness balanced perfectly well with the citrusy, floral hops. Yum!
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very fresh tasting...Bright lively grapefruit-like hops balance the caramel malt with its hints of toffee and dried fruits. Little bit of a citrus hopping as well. Wonderful beer.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is extremely thick and holds shape like beaten egg whites. Golden color with a light haze. Honey and butter on the mouth with a light floral non-bitter hopness. Delicioso.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Instantly gratifying. A superb floral aroma that invites the first sip, which stimulates the palate and asks for more. Definitely (as the commercial description indicates) a session beer. I wanted to give everyone a taste, but also didn’t want anyone else to know my secret. Hoppy and clean with a smoothness that doesn’t always follow such a distinct taste. Bitterness is borderline "skunky", but stays just enough south of that border to make it tasty, rather than offensive. Thoroughly enjoyable!
cazort (558) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 This is a good IPA. Tastes considerably better (more refined tasting) on tap than bottled. However, it lacks balance and complexity. Very prominent hops. The body is a bit too regular, almost thin, and there’s not much malt flavour. I think this one would benefit from more carbonation as well; it had a flat feel to it. Most of this beer is the hop aroma...planty and slightly fruity, biting. This beer attracts fruit flies more than others--two ended up in the mug the last time I had it.