Crockett (1081) - Southampton, 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 (2925) - 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.
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very, very good, the 90 minute IPA is much better to me....but this is about as good as any and not as expensive as the 90 minute. Overall, a great value.
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best IPA for the buck. Yes, I too prefer the 90 minute. But at nine bucks a four-pack on my wallet, I like the 60 minute a whole lot more. But then again, Iíve never spent more than $30 for a bottle of wine and I think itís a chic and savvy exhibition to be seen with a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon at a hoity toity art show.
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color with a big white head on it. Starts off smooth, and has a nice strong hoppy after-taste. Definitely one of the best IPAís iíve found out there
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 I think Iím spoiled by the 90 but this one is still nice. Would purchase regularily for an everyday IPA and leave the 90 for special occassions.