henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, it pours a light, clear copper-orange color with a small rocky white head. The head disipates quickly leaving some lacing on the rim of the glass. The aroma is of sour grapefruit peel with notes of grass and some sweete malt undertones. The initial flavor is also of sour grapefruit peel. The middle begins to balance things out with a bit of sweet malt and then the finish is of hop bitterness that lasts a long time. A VERY nice IPA.
jinxasu (25) - USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent IPA. Goes down easier than just about anything. Heaven in a bottle.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light, clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma is citrus and freshly cut grass. Taste is pleasantly bitter, with oranges and lemons. Good session IPA and a great value.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a light copper hue with good head and lace. Aroma was piney and fruity with some roasted malt and grassy notes. Initially the taste was piney and mildly bitter. In the middle it showed some fruitiness on the edges and a malt presence that I didn’t expect. The finish dry and there was a definite bitter hop flavor. Mouthfeel was more or less smooth and a notch or two above what I would call "thin". Probably more of an APA than an IPA, but a good one no matter how you classify it. Thanks DavidP!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely stuff. Clear copper. Huge, puffy white head. Nice nose, lots of orange and citrus, sweet malts as well. Good flavor, hops are quite noticeable without being overpowering, tart and citric, but beautifully balanced stuff, lots of caramel and butterscotch. Creamy as well. Leaves a nice floral aftertaste. Really good stuff.
tyasu (8) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper-orange color. Citrus and fruity aroma. Little bitter and malty. Slightly weak character as IPA, but I like this taste. One of my best beer!!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling copper body topped by a substantial slightly off-white head. The wispy glass lace is a treat. The aroma of piney hops hits you the minute the cap is popped. Deep inhaltions only comfirm the pine hops, but also add a bit of light non-offensive plastic, and light caramel sweetness. The flavor is packed with juicy hops with a smattering of sweet malts swirling around to keep things under control. The body is medium with a fairly attenuated finish. Bitterness develops throughout culminating in a big bitter burst right after the swallow. Nice enough, though it does make my palate weary even though it is not nearly as big as some other hop monsters out there.
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, hoppy, spicy aroma. Nice slightly milky golden tan color. Aroma bursts on the palate with lots of hop. Smacks slightly bitter, but pleasently complex.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft: aroma, citrus and hops, color orangish, white head, lacing, pleasant citrus and pine flavor, definitely grapefruit, pleasant hop finish.
mds (2201) - 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.