crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of my 17 Beer Sampler at the Brew Kettle. Orange/copper color with head, definitely tell it’s an IPA, big hop bite to it, pretty citrsuy like grapefruit with an alcohol kick to it, but very hoppy.
stouby (4425) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at home.
Dark orange with off-white head, almost diminishing, excellent lacings. Aroma, a heavy hoppy nose. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy to harsh bitter, long duration. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonated.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a clear copper color with a white head- good lacing. Pine and grass aromas along with some oranges and malt. Very resinous palate. Flavor is oranges, pine, grapefruit and sweet. Strong bitterness. This would do fine as an everyday beer around my house.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 12-8-05.Very nice resinous hop aroma and flavor with a solid crystal malt and company backing.Tropical hop(grapefruit,pineapple) aromas and flavors of tangerine and mango as it warms(reminding me of IIPA’s).Very drinkable.Has a bit of that Avery IPA vibe minus the Styrian Goldings and a cloying malt character.This is one of the best Colorado IPA’s ive tried.Purchaed at Ronies bev Forest Hill,MD.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled the Second Week of November 2005) Six packs of this elixir just hit the shelves of my neighborhood store for $9.49. The bouquet is very green and the palate is very green also. Unfortunately, the head and lace are lackluster. The palate is very fresh, hoppy and earthy. This beer is all about the hops, because the hops dominate this beer on all sides
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy, orange/gold pour. Floral and citrus notes on the pour. A mellowed hoppiness, but definately an IPA. Refreshing and biting, very pleasent and balanced. Thanks Beervana for the bottle.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an orange amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with a nice grapefruit and pine note. Medium bodied, smooth and dry.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 2008-08-27, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 7-4-8-5-15=39
Golden color. Nice hoppy aroma, fruity. Very good flavor, a lot of fruity hop at first (grapefruit), then giving way to a strong and sweetish toffee; good body strength. Very good.
2008-08-08, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 7-3-7-4-15=36
Copper color. Sweet caramel aroma, with light fruity hop. Good round body, sweet caramel flavor, sweet toffee, very powerful hopping, quite resiny and lightly fruity. Very good.
2005-07-19, bottle, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Hazy orange color. Nice aroma: oranges, caramel, chocolate, light phenol. Good maltiness and very good resiny bitterness, well aromatic, more mellow than others. Very good!
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with a creamy, off-white head, nice lacing. The aroma is citrus, caramel, toffee and cookie dough. Flavor is caramel, oranges, grapefruit and musty. The finish is bitter with a touch of soapiness. Medium-body, smooth texture, soft carbonation.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid IPA. Lots of good strong hop flavors/ aromas. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Very smooth drinking, refreshing IPA. I would order this again any day.