frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2005 Transparent amber with a creamy, off-white, filmy head. Citrus aromas crossed the board: grapefruit, orange, lemon. Firm flavor, starting with equally present sweetness and bitterness, finishing long and bitter with an oily mouth-presence.
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brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottle I had did not look like the one pictured, it was a green lable. Poured a cloudy golden orange. I should note that it was very hot out the day I tried this so I had it colder than I normally would have (iced mug and all). Even cold there was a very pleasing sweet pine and citrus hop flowery aroma. Crisp smelling. Had a nice hoppy taste despite the cold temperature. Easy malt flavor. However, I bet if it had been a bit warmer the hops would have totally over powered the brew (very hop forward). Body was adequate for the style, but relatively non descript. A fair brew but not one I would seek out.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz.Bottle: Pours a Red/Amber color with a large sustaing foamy white head. Aroma is big flowery hops, some light fruit, and a little pepper spice. Flavor is hop dominated, sweeter hops at that, with a dry bitter lasting finish. Could’ve used far more balance.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from duane (i think), pour is a deep cloudy golden color with a creamy off white head that sits on top the entire time. aroma is a ton of flowery hops, a little bit of citrus. flavor starts out very grassy and but balances out very nicely with just enough malts to cut off the bitterness. aftertaste goes back to the hops, and there is a distinct bitter tail the mouthful which lingers for a while.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very pale straw-gold, with a nice thick cap of creamy white head, that settles slowly, leaving some nice lacing. Lemon/citrus and herbal hop character, soft, clean, a little bit sweet. Bracing lemon bitterness with a good clingy lingering character. Some odd vegetal character in the finish. A decent IPA, but a bit rough and imbalanced here and there. Some strange distracting off tastes, and rather subdued in aroma.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired in trade with Ughsmash. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of stronger pine with some grapefruit. Tastes of citrus and pine. Has a light sweetness to it in addition to the bitterness.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Clybourn - Sparkling gold, creamy white head. Nose was loaded with grapefruit, earth, and light piney tones. Flavor matched with dry citric hops and earthiness throughout, but no real malt backbone to speak of. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, Mojave dry bitter finish. Not bad, but I like my IPA’s less one dimensional....
Enormo (26) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is probably my favorite session IPA. Has a lot of grapefruityhoppiness. Hazy golden color with a creamy white head that leaves tons of lacing. I could (and have) drink this all day and never tire of it.
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much better than I anticipated. Of course hops dominate aroma, taste and aftertaste, with a nice bitterness to go with. Much more full and developed than I remembered from last time.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Light amber, almost oragnish with a dense mostly diminishing off-white head. Aroma of piney citrus hops. Lots of hops everywhere but bitterness is kept subdued. Some underlying toasted malt provides some balance, but the hops overwhlem over tastes. Smells fruitier than it tastes.