Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured the fresh hop into a levitation glass and was shone an ice tea like looking body with a nice 1 inch head.as the head sat it left nice lacing on the glass.aromas were a very nice balance of fresh pine hops,and sweet caramel malts.flavor was fresh and crisp with the pine hops standing out the most.this is an awsome pale ale!
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a storm of carbonation. US caramel malt, smooth resinous hops and herbal/vegetative aromas. Craggy firm head. Huge hop flavor that is with citrus and pine. Good malt skeleton with just the perfect amount of sweetness. Clean bitterness and a lingering hop flavor. Very delicately balanced and quite refreshing.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 2006 version much better than 2005. Huge, grassy, resiny hop aroma and flavor. An excellent beer.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sturdy copper beer. Floating, sponge for a head. Rocky. Fantastic. Fruity malt aromas abound. Slightly sticky. No cardboard. Hops strike quickly and are devastating. Thick floral presence. A juggernaut of aromatics this one is. Sweet atfirst on the palate with a distinct biscuity center. Flowers bloom on the edges and then rip into a bitterness on the far edges of the palate into the finish where the adjunct bitter resin sticks for a LONG time. Excellent beer. Nice in the mouth...perhaps a tad too carbonated but thatís really just being nitpicky.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear ruby red with a decent head and average lacing. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of fruit. Flavor is dominated by grapefruity hops with a healthy backdrop of malt. A very nice APA.
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The taste of mother nature at its finest. FRESH HOPS! Almost like drinking grass. Smooth with earthy freshness dangling to the end. Light in flavor and aroma.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear brown-amber body. BIG aroma - a spicy hop combo of resinous green vines, grape skins and unsweet orange flesh. The falvor is a nice suprise - well-emphasized lightly roasted brown-to-caramel backing with the same green, resinous bitter hops on top. A differently-hopped pale, itís nice to have something other than grapefruit hops in an APA
SSSteve (3550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet citrus fruit aroma. grapefruit. copper color with off white head. tons of hops in this one! very bitter. the name is no joke. the hops taste very fresh and strong. possibly one of the hoppiest beers ive ever had.
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. There should really be a category called double American pale ale. This has a great hop flavor. Fresh citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Also is superbly balanced with a light malt backbone. The best pale ale I have ever enjoyed
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours nice copper color with a totally retained off white head. There will be copious lacing with this one. Aroma is very hoppy, with notes of wet juicy pine. The flavor is hop heaven. Tons of wet juicy hop cones being squezzed into the imbibers mouth. If you donít like hops, please donít rate this. As for me, I canít thank Aubrey enough for this hop juggernaught. Oh yeah, the ABV is moderate enough to drink the bomber with no consequences.