Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m no fan of IPA’s. They are too hoppy. There are only one or two I can think of that are appealing to me. This one is hoppy, although I won’t hold it against the brewer. I can recognize a better than average IPA when I taste one. This one pours a light brown from the bottle. Good head retention and lacing. There is that distinct hop aroma that dominates the flavor as well. The palate is quite characteristic, but that’s why I gave it an average rating. As far as drinkability goes, well I wouldn’t drink more than one or two at a time before I had to drink something else.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasty little IPA, very well balanced, lots of resiny hops oils in the nose, a ton of citrus, nice medium bodied mouthfeel with a great hop character and nice carbonation. Very enjoyable, with a clean finish.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. A very nice IPA. Gold body with a good white head. Aroma of hops and citrus, a bit of sweetness. Flavor is hoppy and citrusy, very light and refreshing with just that touch of sweetness.
ipaordie (4) - USA - FEB 3, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Light malt; moderate hops, average head (lasting, white, w/excellent lacing); sparkling clear; no particles; beautiful amber color; excellent flavor -- not over the top like Red Hook; light-to-medium body; soft carbonation; my personal favorite!
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average IPA, I’ve had this a bunch over the years and am reading it retrosprectively. Good citrus/bitter balance. Crisp and smooth to drink.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with dissapearing white head. Aroma is flower and hops with some sweetness. Soft taste with notes of sweetness and a nice bitter aftertaste with hints of flowers
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,355l. Golden colour. Lasting white head. Smell of perfume. Aroma of fruit - mainly citrus. A pleasant bitterness. A long aftertaste ending in a dry, fruity bitterness. Refreshing.
ABUSEDGOAT (2360) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body with a frothy head. Aroma is obviously hop dominated, mostly citrus and grapefruit, notes of caramel malt. Flavor is much the same, but as it warmed it completely fell apart. The last few sips were a mess. Before that it was a good IPA.
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cracking American IPA. Shining gold with a short head. Smelled great: very bright with luscious soft fruit and nose-tingling gooseberry tartness. Soft caramel and fresh hops. Medium bodied. Typical US PA flavour mix of caramel vs piney hops, but better balanced than most. Long satisfying bitter finish. Very good indeed. (Duff homecoming gathering)
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hoppy aroma, grassy and hint of spice. big grassy hop flavour big bitter taste. dark amber in colour with huge white head. very pleasant beer.