jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not too much aroma here. This beer produced a HUGE rocky head that wouldn’t go away. Great color and lots of floaties. Nice beer.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium hoppy aroma, with some grainy malt notes coming through. Sweet toffee/biscuity start with a balanced hoppy finish. Less overpowering than some IPAs. Nice and refreshing.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet hops in the nose, quite floral, with some pine sap and lychee. Quite sweet to start then really bitter to finish. Slightly spicy, citric finish aswell as lychee/pine/grapefruit. Lots of flavour. Palate is quite heavy.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 Bottle at Chris’, thanks to joet. Wonderful piney hops in the aroma. Taste is very hoppy with a little malt. Nice AIPA that’s all about the hops.
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. A copper coloured beer with a soapy white head. The aroma is pleasantly hoppy like the Stone. The taste has hops and some strawberry notes. Drinkable but you can only have so many American hoppy beers in one sitting that you start getting ambivalent.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque dark amber with a good sized off-white frothy head. Fair retention with sticky lacing. Piney, citrus aroma with some sweet malt...nothing fancy, just simple. Citrusy, floral flavor palate, not overpowering, malty, bitter and sweet finish, alcohol comes in to play on the finish as well. Good palate of flavor, body is big and creamy. Solid IPA.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
big flavors, sweet malts really hold strong through the wash, great bittering, not too sharp, not too dull. fresh.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
almost as good as their double ipa, this one resembles it in alot of ways. orange colored pour. sweet hoppy smell and pine scent. really smooth and easy drinking when it is very cold. alcohol creaps in a little unexpectedly from this beer. these people make great beers, and im glad to have tried another one of their line up
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp and bubby. I let this one sit for a while during a poker game and the aroma and body and head were there waiting for me in spades (pun intended). The orange and pineapple just pop out in the aroma. The sweet ruby red grapefruit flavor is enticing and trhe finish is worthy.
PorterPounder (5556) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a Birthday Bouquet from Grapevine Liquours in Austin, Tx. 22 oz bomber pours a dark orange with an extremely frothy white head and thick lacing. Aroma is fresh and floral with a touch of nuttiness. Flavor has the requisite citrusy bitterness as expected, but is balanced nicely with some malty nutty and chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, not tongue numbing as some strong IPAs tend to be, Overall, above average.