oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2006 Pours a medium gold/orange color. Aromas of citrus/grassy hops and light malts. Flavor light malt sweetness with a grassy hop.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange, grapefruit, herbal and grassy hops in the nose with underlying honey and toasted malt sweetness. Clear golden body with a fine bubbled and lasting white head. Sweet, doughy malts blend well with orange, grapefruit and herbal hop flavours and moderate bitterness. Medium light body with lively, strong carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangey citrus aroma. Faint whiff of malts. Quite lean, rather bitter. Moderate citrus hop flavor. This could use a bit more body and juicier palate. Finish is very bitter.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF 2005: poured yellowish with a full light beige head. Mild hop aroma. Flavor is hoppy but not the citrusy/pine hops I like. Lightly sweet. Medium body. Decent.
heemer77 (5076) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2008 Pours a medium gold body with a little note or orange. The head is thick and white. Teh aroma is not subtle at all. It is full of grass, orange peels and some light fresh bread crust. Very nice smell. The taste is full of orange peels and some burnt toast. There is a hint of flowers here, but it is overpowered by the straight up hops. This needs a little more balance.
5000 (5981) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Vibrant golden, moderate to large white foamy head, lattice like lacing, no visible carbonation. Wet hop aroma, a touch of sweetness, but also a bit of sweat and fertilizer. Mild hop bitterness on the tongue, not as sweet as I thought it would be. Decent malt base however. Not as crisp or flavorful as I would have liked. Body and mouthfeel are fairly average. Somewhat boring finish yet clean, just mild lingering hop bitterness. No floral or citrus aspect to this IPA. More of a stronger American Pale Ale if you ask me. Thanks Ken!
Ratman197 (8844) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear light copper with a yellowish head. Aromas of biscuits, carmel, and some grassy and earthy notes. Palate is medium body a bit reiny and a little dry in the finish. Flavors of biscuity malt and earthy hopswith a bitter, dry finish.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus aroma with some sweet malt backing. Citrus flavor with some malt. Standard IPA with goodbitterness.
Pailhead (4361) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Indiana_Red via trade. Aroma is very citrusy with a touch of sweet malt. Pours a transparent amber with a small white head. Lots of citrus and sweet grapefruit throughout. Grapefruit hops are present, but not as strong as most. Balance falls a tad more on the malt and sweet side, but very nicely done. Slightly APA-ish. Pleasantly suprised by this one. During the summer this could definitely be a "go to" beer.
Aubrey (3412) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty orange. Decent mouthfeel -- lightish, but chewy and solid; pretty good carb. level. Sweet malts laden with cookie dough, powdery cocoa, and lingering dark chocolate. Aromatic hops, with notes of flower petals, sugared grapefruit, and wholesome earth. Nice bitterness level -- just enough to cleave off the loitering sweetness. Overall, I thought it was nicely balanced, well made, and tasty. A solid IPA.