lrn2swim (2) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color. Really sharp hops....too malty for my taste. Really sweet. OK, but not great.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Tap – Fathers Day Brewery Tour 06]
Strong golden colored ale with a great head. This was a toe curling hopped beer with a great malt undertones. The hops where heavy and this is an IPA for the IPA gods. Great beer.
kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with failry large head. Nose of the grassy hops. Flavor much the same, big citrus up front with a malty toast body. Finish is light on the hops.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I would have only had the sample if I could, but it was really hard to make it through an entire pint. Way too malty for what I desire in an IPA, piney hops, overcarbonated and unbalanced.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker than the regular IPA. Same thin head. No noticeable alcohol. Maltier body and nice hop level.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005: Pour is deep warm coppery red with a thin tan head...piney soapy hoppy nose...taste is a tad bit biscuity and caramel at first, turning nice and strongly bitter...nice grapefruit coming out in the finish...good...
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
05’ bottle courtesy of wohlfs. Dark copper orange with decent off white head. Aroma has a really harsh bitterness to it, almost somewhat oxidized. Mostly pine and faint citrus, without much malt backbone. Flavor starts off with a nice combination of, citrus, caramel and pine, but again turns very harsh and soap like. Seems to be straightforward hops and nothing else. Just o.k. overall.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and lightly citrused hop. Caramel underneath. Malt start turns to citrus juice with a long bitter finish that starts from mid way through. Semi-dry light-medium body.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2005 bomber. Pour is an amber color, with cream colored head. Aroma is an orange hop bouquet, and is pleasant. Flavor has strong bitter with very slight malty nuttiness and grapefruit citrus and pine at the top of the palate. Not much sweetness to balance out the bitter componant. Initial tastes were promising, as beer warms, it is MUCH better. Also, bitterness here is more like IPA levels, a bit high for the regular Pale Ale style. But, it is nice to know what Amarillo hops taste like, this beer really showcases them nicely. I think I’ll need to brew with them! (I understand this is a reformulation with more hoppiness than in previous years.)
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It pours a hazy dark orange color with some head and good lacing. Fruity orange aroma with good malt character. Nice hop bites with a good malt background with notes of orange, resin, and earth. Very drinkable IPA.