Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper in color with a fairly large and frothy head. Very aromatically hoppy nose, showing the lemony/citrusy Amarillo and the floral Warrior along with a touch of malt, which hints of caramel and biscuits. Hops dominate the flavor providing a very fruity blend of apricot, orange, citrus fruits, lemon and a touch of wheat grass. The malt underneath shows a bit of biscuits and butter toffee, balancing fairly well. An undeniably great India Pale Ale, although I would prefer if the continuous hop addition was more Amarillo and less Warrior.
nicplemel (19) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You know, I avoided this for a while since I had already had the 90 min. and 120 min. from dogfish head, but I’ve gotta say I’m impressed. Don’t be mistaken, the 90 min. is better, but this is a quality IPA. It’s really quite similar to the 90min. just not as bold and not as smooth. The real beauty of this brew is the price tag, perfect when you need something good and cheap.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Canít believe Iíve never gotten around to rating this. Hazy amber/orange color with a good sized white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, pine and malt. Flavor is initially hoppy before the malt comes through, then finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Nicely well balanced and drinkable.
jasonwood (3) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall, a very pleasant IPA. Hoppish, indeed, in the flavor, but less so in the aroma. And tíis true that the flavor sticks to the palete long after the drink has gone down...quite nice. The finest virtue of this beer is in itís simplicity...the flavor is not complex but full (and hoppish). 4 Samples have yielded a pleasant lethargy that I must attribute the fine character of this delightful IPA.
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh is best. My 2003/10 exploded out of the bottle. Still tasted okay. Bowels the next morning....weíll see. Sweetness had dropped out and was quite a bit drier. Yeast had collected into some ugly white globs. Newer sample; Pours light amber/gold with a gigantic firm fluffy white head. Plenty of dark sediment in the mostly clear liquid. Freshly cut grass, clean floral hops and pumpkin pie, rosewater. Heavily hopped (older sample was dulled). With surprisingly chewy malts. Tangerine, poached pears. Burnt sugar. Toffee, alcohol. Spicey citric dry finish. 90 minute is better balanced. 60 minute can withstand a bit of aging, but not a year and a half in my apartment unrefrigerated.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA with an excellent hop balance. Not as noticeable in the aroma, but plenty of bite going down. Stays pretty smooth, with no overly noticable flavors in the pleasant malt. Drinkable and accessible.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very solid IPA, plenty of hops but not enough to make you choke. You can definately toss back a few of these in an evening. Tasty.
jclzony (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA has a nice amber color with adequate white head. This has enough bitterness make you notice but not enough to ruin the smooth finish. This beer is made in the tradition of good American microbrew hoppiness.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/25/05 - draught at Flying Saucer - I didnít have my notepad on me so Iím rating from memory.
asheft (2705) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright, light auburn under a white sheet that forms nice lacing. Strong, but gentle American hops that are more citrus than pine, yet somehow a caramel maltiness breaks through the hops perfume. As in the nose, hops dominate the flavour of this beer, beginning with a salty/grassy feel/taste which evolves into a nice hops flavour thatís actually a bit weaker than expected, with all of the aroma. A little bit of caramel malt in the flavour as well, followed by medium bitterness. Medium body, a bit salty and sort of mouth puckering from all the hops.