fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Aromas were lacking as well as the flavor. Bitter flavor, but I don’t think it was hoppy bitterness. Nice looking bottle though.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a nice gold amber with a smallish head.
Light citrus, hops aroma .
Flavor is a little bitter, citrus with a bland bitter finish.
Not the best IPA I’ve ever had.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Very bland overall, almost no aroma to speak of with only a slight hop bitterness in the finish.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Falling Rock, 9/30/2005. Served in a shaker, it has a light peach-fuzz yellow color to it, with a smattering of white head atop, not very abundant and recedes to a ring fairly quickly. Beer is clear, with moderate sized bubbles rising. Aroma has a nice, soft yellow fruits and light pale malt sugariness. Light tangerines, nectarines, peaches and fresh apricot juice, with an aromatic floral nature. Overall, not a tremendously strong aroma. Flavor continues with the fruit, adding more tangerines and nectarines, with a medium to medium-light body, gentle and supportive of the moderate hops. A moderate carbonation, lively, touch watery texture confirm that this is indeed a simple, session ipa. Not too dry or too bland, however, the hops are refreshing and present enough to satisfy me.
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap in s.f. a few weeks ago.amber body with a nice head.pretty malty aroma and taste for an ipa.ok but not great.
Kevin (2065) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 10, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle. rubber aroma. dark yellow see through pour with lively bubbles and a fluffy pillow of a white head. the aroma is not pleasant. kind of a tree bark rubber/ eraser smell to it. hot pepper taste that bites. citrus hop flavor comes through with a sweet lemon finish with caramel lingering long after the spice dies down. once i adjust to the spice this isn’t bad, but it takes some getting used to.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can smell the spicy notes from the start. Copper color body with decent head. Flavor of the hops and spicy tones. Man fell like I got some pepper on the palate. Better go get a palate cleaner. This would probly go good with a steak on the grill
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to wohlfs for hooking a beer-loving brother up with some brews from the Upper West Side!
Pours a sparkling copper body and a bountiful and resilient cream hued foam. The aroma is piney and spicy with hops. Flavor brings some caramel yet it is somewhat overrun by a fairly acidic and astringent metallic hoppyness… I was expecting far more form this IPA. The finish is crisp and DRY…. bitter with the acidity and rendering of grapefruit peels!
Definitely not my favorite of IPA’s!
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a good sitting around drinking beer. I liked the rich flavor which caught me by surprise. The overall flavor was a good clean crispness. I did feel there was a hop flavor missing in an IPA I should have a strong finish in my mouth. I would have another if I was thirsty and it was offered.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is rather light in aroma and appearance. This is definitely different from many IPAs I’ve had. Hops are really only found in the end, with a light lager/amber ale hint in the body. A nice finish, but mostly an under-par IPA.