MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at the brewery during GABF.
Pours an amber color w/ a tall off white head w/ some good lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of citrus and pine scents w/ a touch of carmel. Palate is lightly oily and well coated. Flavor is a well blended piney bitter w/ hints of grapefruit and carmel. A well done IPA
rlgk (13179) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Somewhat hazy orange, small white head. Hoppy dry aroma, some fruits, citrus and grapes. Very hoppy flavor, dry bitterness, grassy and metallic.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 (Bottled) Hazy amber color with a small, bubbly head. Deliciously exotic-fruity, aromatic-hoppy nose with a hint of underlying toffee maltiness. Flowery, sweetish and slightly smoky, aromatic-hoppy, piney and exotic-fruity flavor with nicely balancing, somewhat grainy maltiness. Long, lingering, resiny-hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, astringent palate with medium carbonation. A very enjoyable, exotic-fruity IPA with grainy maltiness carrying it nicely. Good stuff!
jcwattsrugger (11436) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle-with Thanks to Ryan for going back to the cool room
that one extra time! Pours a Thick light tan head, color is amber-brown. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is hoppy. Finishes with a squeaky, dry, clean mouthfeel. A very nice beer.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with beige head. Aroma is dominated by grape fruit/seville orange. Flavour is bitter with seville orange. Large body.
Gachupines (1062) - USA - SEP 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant aroma, taste is somewhat aggressive without being overpowering. Bitter hop bite with a lingering aftertaste.
Sregnar35 (1022) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice IPA, but it isn’t great. It’s easy to drink, oily but not biting on the palate and it has a great piny hop aroma. It finishes slightly acidic with a bit of malt caramel sweetness. It just doesn’t have a hefty enough flavor to be great. Still very good.
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely caramel-amber pour with a well-retained clingy white head. Quite a thorough lacing on the glass as this went down. Very pleasant and decently strong aroma of pine forest and grapefruit. Somewhat oily and slick across the palate, with a tacky, bitter caramel finish. Flavors followed the aroma well, but the bitterness was a tad too abrupt toward the back of the mouth. Good IPA.. but not a great IPA.
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, thick long lasting lace that just clings. Piney, flowery hops nose light to medium. Bubbles run slow and swirl is pretty thick. Pretty rich and creamy, long lingering hop finish. Decently balanced.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orangey ambery pour. Huge piney and citrus (but not too rindy) aroma. Good hopy flavors, with a decent backing of sweet caramel malts, and an undertone of biscuit. Good bitter finish, and a decent mouthfeel. Very well done IPA.