MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was suprised to see I hadnt rated this, but thanks to a great SS, I now can. Real nice up front IPA aroma, sweet citrus aroma but a decent malt textrue. Mouthfeel is a realy blast. Oily and viscous until the sharpness kicks in then I taste the nice malty backbone. Solid beer, nothing amazing, but a top notch session.
AmEricanbrew (6282) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear yellow color with sa foamy white head. Very nice fresh piney hop smell. Full mouthfeel. A nice malt taste quickly overtaken by a tasty PacNW hop flavor. Not overly bitter or harsh, a good ipa here.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (GBBF): Light copper with a beige head. Huge hoppy aroma. Medium bodied. Sweet citric hop flavour with some nice caramel and spice behind. Nice beer.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The requisite pine and citrus aroma, leaning towards grapefruit, wafts from this hazy deep golden ale with orange highlights. Flavor is pretty zippy but leans toward the overt bitterness with citrus skin harshness covering up some moderate fruit, a little fuzzy with pine resin burps. Not my fave IPA but drinkable.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours transparent red tinted amber with a medium white head that sticks around. Aroma of fresh pungent fruity mildly citrusy hops and a solid toasty slightly caramel malt backing. Flavor is of citrusy fruity hops and a solid toasty caramely malt. Very nice balance. Medium body silky ever so slightly viscous palate. Aftertaste (and the burps) are a very nice fresh hoppiness and gentle malt sweetness. Very nice IPA.
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body, frothy tan head. Aroma is nice and spicy, very citrusy and hoppy. Flavor is doughy and sweet, with a nice balance of peppery hops and bready malts. Dry finish. Good!
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber color. A pine aroma with floral hints. Nicely hopped but not overly bitter. Has a medium body.
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2005 A well put together beer. An aftertaste that is a delight and lingers for awhile. A pleasant beer from start to finish. A must try for any beer taster!!
madsberg (10611) - Sřborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Clear. Beige dense head. Herbal and chocolatish aroma. Flavour is very "american". Hoppy flavour like herbs, flowers, grains and some light spices. Is bitter and fruity in the end, and has a good lasting on the palate. Good one.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plain, light orange body, barely a head at all. The aroma is delicately hopped, slightly fruity and earlthy. The flavor is a little weak, but its a nice balance of hops, malts and herbal notes. Finishes thin, but pleasantly.