Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 Poured from a bottle. Amber color with a medium sized head. Very nice hop aroma with lots of pine notes and some underlying fruit. Hops are apparent in the flavor with a nice bitter hint of grapefruit and some apricot. I was surprised to find this in a GD mix 12-pack and I enjoyed it greatly.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color with a medium head. Hoppy pine and aroma. Flavor is heavy on the hops with a bit of sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel with a small amount of alcohol warm at the end. Nice IPA..
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange in color with sweet fruity aroma. Dry taste in mouth with some hops. Not as hoppy as most IPA’S. Nicely balanced with a grassy clean finish.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 The Lure:
The soil from a hybrid forest offers pine residue, rich grapefruits and oranges. Dry-hopping is suggested by the brash hop leafiness.
A hop cornucopia develops floral, citrusy, and resinous shades which are superbly counterbalanced by luscious honeyed and caramelized cereals until coniferous bitterness clinches this great glass of Americana.
Teeming with lush produce, a garden shares its honesty.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong orange-tangerine, herbal hop nose with some notes of cherries and an underlying sweet maltiness. Yeasty note is somewhat meaty. Opaque orange-tan with decent white head that recedes to cover and ring with light lacing. Plenty of yeast in suspension. Strong vegetal flavour with orange-flavoured hops that are herbal in character. Plenty of residual sweetness but malts and hops don’t seem to blend well for me and all in all, the green, leafy, vegetable character seems to overwhelm. Medium body with fair carbonationand creamy texture. Snifter, allowed to warm from fridge temp. Bottle (trade, Dec. 2004) enjoyed with Claude, MartinT and Rastacouere. Thanks, Kawa!
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apricot coloured, filmy yet lacing white head. Lots of floaties give it an appealing cloudiness. Yeasty aroma is gently mellowed despite the massive hoppiness. A good dose of caramel malt plays the lever here and blends along to bring out a subdued fruitiness and earthiness. Quite resinous hops profile, very herbal and sappy, potent if a bit astringent in their high level of dryness. Growing bitterness with every sip, mouth coating. Comfortable texture, medium body, apparently gently carbonated though it bites if you keep it too long. Fairly typical, but still good above average stuff.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too shabby, but it’s one of those "been here, done that" beers, even if you never had it before. It just doesn’t do anything to really stand out amongst the ever-so-huge array of available IPAs (it does seem to have a slightly bigger hop bite though, which is good). This is one of the better IPAs that you can readily pick up in a six-pack though, which is also a plus.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orange color, small white head with lots of lacing around the glass. Aroma of grass hops, and sweet malt. Flavor is nicely balanced, slightly sweet.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 0z bottle. Orange in color with a light tan head. Thick. Hoppy aroma. Citrus hops. Flavor is very hoppy. Nice hoppy aroma. Clean tasting. Nice malt backbone. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Orange, light tan head, and thick. Citrussy hop aroma, and big. Massive hops in the flavor, both bitterness and aroma, with some malt sweetness to back it up. Nothing new, but tasty.