DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a medium amber color with a clean enveloping pearlish head with a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is not overbearing, but releasing the cap yielded a few seconds of overwhelming hops and citrus. Definitely an earthy, woody, citrusy aroma to this though it is of course mostly hops. This is full flavored, though it really settles as it warms. The same could be said for the carbonation which is prickling when cold but soothes when warmed up. Malty mid-sip followed by bitter hoppy citrusyness, then the typically malty, sticky, tangy finish. Some bits of wood and fruits...solid but not overly dry. A fun session beer.
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: Super light. Really hoppy. Kind of a cannabis tinged nose and flavor. Crisp. Balanced out with yeast, and faint malts. However, a very short finish. Solid IPA. Some of the fruity, perfume flavors get lost along the way.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep golden colour, with a fine white head. Nose of yeast, fruit and hops. Malty, hoppy flavor, but to watery. could need more spices and hops. This was a dissapointment...
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish copper, rocky head. Woody and mild spicy hop nose, mild alcohol. Pleasant toffee and resin hop start to the beer and finishes dry with a spicy lingering hop flavor. Some metallic notes in the finish. Medium body, Medium driankability. "Second 6er on the cincy trip."
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little disappointing in the hop department. Has a slightly bitter nose, very biting. The malt is apparent in the aroma. Nice amber coloring, slightly hazy. Flavor is nice and balanced, which is nice for most, though I prefer more hop profile, hence my disappointment. Smooth finish, with a touch of fruit (citrus) at the end. Overall, not my preferred IPA, but I wouldn’t turn it down.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a fine amber with a bubbly white head. Smells of piney hops and a hint of fruit. Nice dry mouthfeel, with a hoppy bite. Smooth drinker. Nice.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly hazy orange, bubbly white head. aroma of flowers, orange, apricot, grapefuit and earth. flavous has orange hard candy, smooth flowery hops, earth, pithy bitter finish. nice.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly hazy, golden brown with a smallish head. Smells distinctively of hops, with a touch of yeast. Supurbly balanced; a stong hop presence that doesn’t overwhelm. In fact, the hop seems quite in harmony with the malt, a rarity in IPAs. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, but yet somehow it just doesn’t seem remarkable in any real way, either.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well this beer comes highly recommended to me. The beer pours orangish amber in color with ample light beige head. The aroma is a nice balance of floral hops, caramel malt, and fruity yeast. The flavor is upfront bitterness followed by a solid caramel toffee sweetness and a lingering hop finish. This is what an IPA should be hoppy and balanced, and thusly very drinkable.
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy orange beer with a beutiful white head. The aroma is light - especially for an IPA - but there are some hops to be detected. The flavor is sweet grassy - quite nice - and with a dry end.