5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Vibrant golden, clear, moderate white frothy head, fairly nice lacing, lively carbonation. † Corn oil nose, slight perfume, only a smidgen of hops. † Somewhat bland up front, with an emergence of tea or tobacco leaves near the end. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Slightly sweet finish, with the hops only coming out at this point. † Overall, a light IPA thats fairly clean but could stand to be less transparent up front.
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 (3189) - 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 (404) - 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 (990) - 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 (didnít realise its bottle conditioned until I poured it) orangey colour. Thereís pine in the mix but this seemed more citric (grapefruit and bitter orange) and less resinous than some other US IPAs Iíve tried. Refreshingly sharp, but not excessively so. Quite a classy little number. Bottled, from Safeway.
mreeves (275) - 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 donít really like), and not as hoppy as I like my IPAís. Probably true to British-style IPAís, but not exactly what Iím looking for. Has a nice amberish color, reasonably hoppy nose and flavor. Nothing spectacular, but a solid IPA.
Maddog (390) - 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 loverís dream. Always fresh, this one will become a standard in my fridge.