mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. copper-orange colour with a small white head/lace. beautiful hop aroma and lots of grapefruit. sweet hoppy flavour, slightly acidic. long bitter finish. A solid IPA.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Duane for this. Dark straw pour, with a medium, fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Wow, the aroma. Reminds me of Titan. Huge piney esters coupled with resiny florals. Almost perfect aroma. Now, for the taste.....I bring it to my eager mouth.....hoppy, very hoppy, with some floral, fruity, spicy hints at mid palate and at the esophageal boundary. As it warmed, more intense pinet resins emerged. This beer is as underrated as a 50 cent, disease-free whore with 3 inputs.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange golden with a solid white head. Aroma is mostly bitter and flower hoppy, not very heavy but nice and fresh. Flavor is fruity and hoppy with a good bitter end and nutty notes. Little thin in the body but still nice and tasty. An easy drinkable IPA.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant aroma of floral hops, light fruit, and honey. Golden-amber color, thin white head. Nice hop flavor, decent malt support, honey, solid bitterness. Medium body, dry finish. Good all-around IPA, good balance.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy light-orange body. The nose has a strong sweet orangy-hops aroma. Great Hi-C hops flavour in the beer - should be the basis of what IPAs are gauged. Solid beer. Thanks Luc.
scotty (959) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rather cloudy(my fault,not paying attention when pouring, so unfair to penalise the beer), aroma is fantastic hops ,hops & more hops, and some malt.
There is so much flavour here, superbly balanced. At the moment this is available at Safeway, but will it survive the Morrison takeover..I hope so.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing special about the pour - muted yellow, small head that soon disappears. The aroma though! Wow! The floral hops smell great - and taste just as good. Nice malt start - and a great bitter finish. The IPA thins out in the middle though. Who cares! For $6.50 a six this could be one of my new favorite IPAs.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice floral aroma. Pours slightly hazy and light orange. Off-white head with large bubbles fades quickly. Very good balance between malt and hops. Well carbonated and light on the palate. Maybe a bit thin. Overall a very nice IPA.
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the first IPA I ever had and I still drink it today. Very good starter IPA had a odd smell like flowers, buttasted good. The head could have stayed around a little longer.
IndianaRed (1798) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head and thin lacing. Aroma is plenty of hops but fruity, citrus and melon maybe. Flavor is rich citrusy hops and lots of balancing sweet malts. Feel is very full bodied thick and smooth Aftertaste is a nice sharp bitterness but fits well with all the other flavors. A very nice drinkable IPA. Thanks MrFacto