jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really good IPA courtsey of TChrome. Aroma, palate, and flavor all citrusy hop. A great American IPA. I Need more.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured orangey copper and clear. Huge citrus hop aroma, some malt, and maybe some orange. Big somewhat balanced hop and malt flavors. Hops were more citrus grapefruity and a touch of orange, and the malts were caramelly. It seemed a little light bodied, but I tend to favor big beers. Good IPA.
GTown (127) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Looks like apple cider. Moderate lacing. Citrus tones and moderate hoppiness. ABV is well-masked. Decent IPA.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours a hazy apricot with a totally retained creamy off white head. Aroma is straightforwardly hoppy with nice piney, citrusy notes as well as a hint of malt. Flavor is also hoppy, though withouot the enamal stripping strength of some IPAs. Very enjoyable hop usage, without going overboard. Some malt backbone to round out the package. Another excellent Fouders Ale.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - NOV 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of pine, black pepper, orange. Appears a hazy orange-copper with noticeable effervescence of medium-sized bubbles and a mountainous yellow head that lasts. Flavor is only mildly bitter, with some butterscotch that is not altogether pleasant, but that is followed by pine and chewy malt. Palate is medium-thick and a bit dry in the finish. Overall, this beer is truly hindered by a butterscotch flavor that is unpleasant and likely a flaw, and so this beer is less than the sum of its parts. I will re-rate another bottle on the off chance that this was an aberation. My sincere thanks do go to joeybgood for sending me this brew and I look forward to rating it again.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. pours golden amber. smells and taste of hops. hop flavor just right. better than expected
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of white colored long lasting foamy bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a transparent orange brown colored carbonated body. The aroma was very hoppy and the mouth feel initially smooth with a medium hop finish that was crisp and clean. The flavor was good on the hops but short on the caramel but it is an IPA after all not an APA. Overall it was very tasty and good.
kramer (4347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via trade w/ atpayne. Slightly cloudy bottle conditioned beer, the color of iced tea. Small white head that left good lacing. Aroma is resiny and grapefruity, and definately Centennial alright! Aggressive Centennial hop flavor with a sufficient malt backbone to balance nicely. Notes of fruitiness and iced tea as well. Mouthfeel was creamy with nice soft carbonation from bottle conditioning and medium bodied. Overall I donít rate this very high, but I really enjoyed it all the same. I love single hopped beers, they give you a good education to identify specific varieties in other beers. A good solid IPA.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper, nice and cloudy with sediment. Tan head fizzles away quickly to leave a ring. Smell is on the weak side, just some floral hops. Taste is a nice blast of hops of front which mellow a bit on the tongue and make way for a malty and doughy experience. Not too sweet, and not too bitter. Dry at the finish.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a good IPA but not at that top level. The overriding scent and taste is of grapefruit tartness. The hoppiness is nice and surprisingly smooth but there isnít much else at play here. The strong alcohol content is well masked though.