JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 Maverick. Pours a typical copper orange with some decent thick off white head. Aroma is lots of piney and citrus hops, and somewhat creamlike. Taste begins quite dry and the hops leave a nice bite on the tongue, but the beer begins to sweeten up towards the end as the large amount of malts in this one show up and take over. Hoppy and floral, with good caramel malt smoothness. Medium bodied. I like this one.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep gold with a persisting white head, then BAM!!! A tremendous hop aroma, followed by a spicy hops bite on the palate. Medium malt body and sweetness that doesn’t quite balance the strong hop character. A lingering bitter finish with a surprising undercurrent of faint sweetness. I really like hoppy IPA’s, and this is a good one.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark gold color. Light hop aroma with a caramel malt backing. Flavor was the opposite caramel malty with a citrus hop backing. Hop flavors continue through the finish.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nifce brew,one of the best at the ABR.Plenty of hops with no second guessing this as an IPA
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber with a pretty little white head. Nose is nice and hoppy, very piney and citrusy with subtle malt sweet notes. To drink, this beer is a pleasure. Not as fun as their hercules, but good none the less.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber coloured, thick sparkling white head. Grapefruit, citrus, perfume-like, Extremely hoppy nose. Grapefruit flavour as well with great bitterness and some notes of diacetyl. Flowery finish. Full bodied.
omhper (23323) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Cloudy amber, rich head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Dry and very hoppy. Straightforward and one dimensional, nothing but hop aroma, hop flavour and hop bitterness. The malt just acts like a foundation that is there, but shouldn’t be noticed. After many thousands of different beers simple ones like this should be slagged of by me, but I succumb and offer my soul to the god of hops. No matter how I try I can’t stop myself from loving it.
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Copper coloured, small beeige head. Strong fruity (citrus) aroma. Flavour is hoppy fruitish with some caramellish hints. Also some spices are present in aftertaste, kind of peppery kick.
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden dark honey color, small off-white head. Flowery hoppy nose. Sweet in the frontm flowery hoppy, not hoppied to extreme, so quite drinkable, but straightforward IPA. Not bad, but not extremely good either.
MIBRomeo (2570) - 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