tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2004 Grassy, herbal, orange and grapefruit hops in the nose. Itís a clean, fresh aroma. Deep caramel colour with nice fairly lasting white head that recedes to thick cover with sudsy lacing. Strong grapefruit hop flavour with biscuity orange and equally strong balancing malt sweetness. Creeping bitterness that becomes intensely bitter, but sneaks up on you. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and medium-full body. Very enjoyable IPA. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004). Resampled at the Vermont Brewers Festival on tap with the randallizer. Enjoyed equally on tap and in the bottle. On tap, of course, the hop aroma is far more pronounced.
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the aroma that I would look for in great IPA. Not overly hopped, sweet malt that is balancing the act. 60 minute IPA is a handsome amber drink with bright white head. Nicely balanced, medium bodied, malt base is able to support that entire hop content .Some light green apple. Very, very good.
rajendra82 (1031) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden orange color, cloudy unfiltered body, creamy durable head, in other words the picture of a quality IPA stamped all over the pint glass. The aroma is bit fainter than most other IPA style beers, with the hops exhibiting a mellow soft character rather than an up front pine resin like aggressiveness. The taste is very bitter, bone dry, tart, and lemony, and backed by the pale and caramel malts displaying a faint butterscotch flavor. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, with a creamy effervescence. This is quite easy to drink.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
original tasting or terribly overated?? I must say, I actually liked this beer on tap. medium bodied. not too hopsy. sweet, roasted flavor. hint of orange, black cherry. very good beer, indeed.
hopdog (11032) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium Orange/Amber in color with an averaged sized head. Hoppy, piney and citrus aromas. Piney tastes with nice hoppy bitterness. Not as good as the 90 Minute IPA but not a bad beer.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 xjust couldnít get into this one -- had trouble finishing the six over a 2 week period. minimal head, dies off quickly -- smelled univiting -- I guess I just donít like this type of hops -- tasted as bad as smells -- just didnít have the malty sweetness to offset the bitterness of the hops like SNPA does. I will try their other beers, but stay away from the IPAs.
11-8-05 rerated -- I donít know what I was thinking? I guess now that I brew my own, Iíve become a hophead, but wow -- this is one tasty brew beautiful straw yellow with orange hue, big frothy white head that leaves a trail of belgian lace all the way to the last sip. Big, in your face hop profile. great sweet finish. I canít believe I ever said a bad thing about this one! Drink up -- Cheers!
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice malt and hoppy aroma to it. Pours a nice golden color but is a bit cloudy. Aftertaste is nice and pleasant. Over all a good beer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Pale yellow color, big frothy white head, slightly cloudy. Spicey honey hop aroma, some malts, crisp. Flavor is hoppy of course, with a decent malt pairing. A great summery IPA, not as big and complex as its big brother 90 min. but still good.
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with plenty of bubbly carbonation and a frothy white head. The foam laces down the glass nicely. Smells fruity and citrusy with plenty of hops. Quite good.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Happy deli NYC Poured and orange gold color thin head. Hop taste all the way through. nice stuff