wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured orange with a thick white head. Very hoppy aroma with citrus, graitfruit and pine. Taste started out a bit too graitfruity but smoothed out quickly. The mouthfeel had a solid citrus and pine combination. Good example of the style overall.
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A favorite IPA. Not quite as robust as some but excellent nonetheless. More on the order of Alpha King than Two Hearted, say. Consistently great, nicely balanced.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangey pour. Big rush of hops right off the bat, but the aromas seem to blow off over time. Mild malty backbone coated with piney hops. Thin bodied. Very similar to the Hopscotch, but the APA seemed fresher.
thegreenrooster (3154) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a nice hazy orange with almost no head. Aroma is a fine citrus-pine. Flavor is outstanding. Lots of grapefruit hops with a nice malty backbone. A very tasty IPA and at a reasonable price. Bottled or on tap this is a good one.
stoutchap (393) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light clear amber with a decent off-white bubbly head which dissipates quickly and leaves some lacing. Somewhat citrus nose, decent amount of hops - long finish. Light mouthfeel, refreshing. Nice summer drink.
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red gold amber with a medium sized white head. Citrus and floral hop aromatics. Pleasing bitter and citrus hop flavors complemented by an equally present hop sweetness. Rather malty finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, somewhat sticky.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one had drifted past its best before date without my noticing, but seemingly none the worse for that. Hazy (didn’t realise its bottle conditioned until I poured it) orangey colour. There’s pine in the mix but this seemed more citric (grapefruit and bitter orange) and less resinous than some other US IPAs I’ve tried. Refreshingly sharp, but not excessively so. Quite a classy little number. Bottled, from Safeway.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. A little overcarbonated in my opinion (I think it was on nitrogen, which I don’t really like), and not as hoppy as I like my IPA’s. Probably true to British-style IPA’s, but not exactly what I’m looking for. Has a nice amberish color, reasonably hoppy nose and flavor. Nothing spectacular, but a solid IPA.
Maddog (381) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foolishly, I often overlook this brew at the store. But, for the price, it is truly a special find. Citrusy and very well hopped, it is an IPA lover’s dream. Always fresh, this one will become a standard in my fridge.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber with a moderate white head. Good lacing. Aroma was citrus fruit with some pine notes. Not as pervasive an aroma as I would like. Light-to-medium malt backbone, with a citrus hoppiness providing much of the flavor (mildly spicy, too). Very smooth mouthfeel, and quite easy to drink. Medium, pleasant hop finish.