jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big head that just exploded. Very crisp, hop, yeast nose. Quite good. Strong hop flavors all the way through. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden amber with thin white head, dense smell of dry hopped centennial hops. Very good hop flavor with well balanced malt. Very little by way of bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Excellent IPA!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very easy going ipa. balanced,tasty, bitter, hoppy, and overall just good. will have this beer again, and look foward to it.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the Centennial hop, it constitutes one of my favorite beers, Bellís TwoHearted Ale, and was quite well-represented in Town Hallís single-malt series last year. Hereís my first Founders, a favorite style, using this hop, and letís see what we will see...
Hazy, deep amber to bronze color, fine, fuzzy, tapioca-ish head.
Aroma: grapefruit, a whiff of pine, pineapple, softly fruity,never harsh or bitter, but definitely hoppy, on a juicified level, a sweet pleasure to sniff!
Taste: rather mild on the mouth at first, though not unsparing in taste, fruit flavors do a delciious fandango in the tongue, mangoes and melons, grapefruit, and nectarine, with a slice of lime, the bitterness just hangs on the side, never poisons the experiencek merely barks up and nips a little. Again, bitterness is not unpleasant, but full fruity flavor is nothing but!
Medium bodied, zesty, medium-length finish, hangs well and firmly in the mouth. Nice rendition of the style, one I would enjoy again and again, if this were an option!
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrusy hops, moderate fruitiness, and honey. Light orange-amber, thin but lingering off-white head. Solid bitterness, citrusy and resiny hop flavor, just enough malt to be noticeable. Medium body, crisp, lingering bitterness. Well-balanced IPA, great hop character with just enough malt to support.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milky amber/brown with thick white head. Pine, sweet peach, malt aromas. Medium weight with soft bitter finish. Flavors fo pine, peach, malt, sweet start with a mixed finish. Overall very well made though maybe a bit more malt would round it out.
Kinz (3103) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Draft. Medium orange amber, decent head, great lacing. Pleasant earthy hop aroma. Light to medium body. Good floral hop flavors. Hints of roasted malts in the caramel accented malt. Nice. 7, 3, 7, 3, 16. RERATE: 3/14/10 - Notes are the same, but more citrus in the hop flavors and aroma. Bumped up the palate and overall a touch as a result. Good stuff, glad it is available locally these days.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the label: "Dry hopped, unfiltered"- a beautiful rejoinder to "less filling, tastes great!" This is a very well done IPA with sharp hops and a sweet malt follow-up. Good brewery, good beer.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark muddy orange-brown but still. I can smell the flowery hops from 2 feet away, and the flavor is a nice sweet pink grapefruity smash. Finishes with a sharp edge. Nice.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an orange color with small white head. Hoppy aroma. Nice bitter hop taste. Could use more balance with the malt though. Pretty good IPA.