Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ale suffers from delusions of grandeur. Had it called itself an APA, I perhaps would have rated it higher. But the orange and lemon hop aromas are too mild, the malt too weak. The palate, too thin. The sweet malts and citric hop bitterness balance out nicely in the taste, just like a good APA. There’s only a mildly bitter finish with the maltiness also coming through. It’s a pretty good drink, but not a very good IPA.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Buck Dich for this one.
The hype: With a name like Immortal IPA, no hype is needed.....
The Initial Pour: Hazy dark straw with aroma of hops, florals, citrus, subdued fruit. Tastes hoppy, with citrus, fruit, and a solid malt backbone. Smooth, crisp, complex mouthfeel.....
The Repour: Holy shit, the repour provided tons of hops and other floaties, and kicked the turbidity up a notch! More hops aroma, taste, and provided a semi-dry finish....
The Final Judgement: This one was almost like 2 beers in one, and they both impressed me. I just pissed, so this one proved to be non-immortal, but it will be a vital part of my bottle collection....
The Aftermath: The aftermath saw this one being converted to urea, just like all the other beers I’ve drank.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber colour with a light tan head. Fresh hops dominate the aroma but there are some sweet malts that break through. Also some citrus. Mild and a little thin for an IPA. Finish has an acidic bite, very dry aftertaste.
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Golden hue with an initial large frothy head which fades but produced excellent lace. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, grassy and pinety hops, toasted bread, and dusty yeast esters. The taste is straight forward and true to style, moderate bitters with a bready malt back ground, lingering bitterness and dry and metallic finish. Overall, it’s good but nothing different.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty clear dark golden with good head and lacing. Light earthy/grass and citrus aroma with a malt background. Nice sharp hop bite with malt follow-up. Good lingering bitterness. Very drinkable IPA.
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate head, transparent, golden body. Light citrus aroma, dry nose. Malt is mostly citrus, a lot of orange and light notes of grapefruit. Dry, hoppy finish. Not as much complexity going on in the malt as some of the better versions of this style, this one feels a bit bland, but easy drinking and nicely hopped.
kane (111) - USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A standard west coast IPA. Nice citrus hop aroma and taste. Easy drinking. Nothing stands out as far as being extreme but it is very smooth and quite tasty.
SpringsLicker (3108) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bück Dich for this!
Pours a clear golden color with a sticky tall white head.
Grapefruit hop aroma with some yeasty bread dough.
A good full on medium body delivers a slightlu bitter brew with a good malt balance to it. The bitter finish takes a long time to fade.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong resinous pine and citrus aroma. Slightly hazy copper colored with a thin firm white head. Decent malt and hop flavor. I get a some of licorice also. A bit thin for my tastes and not interesting enough to recommend, though not bad.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy gold, nice sticky white head. Hoppy nose--grass, pine, grapefruit--with some sweet malt. Strongly bitter flavor, lots of citrus, not much else going on.