Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hoppy West Coast IPA-clean hops, not too sweet or sticky smelling. Taste-medium bitter, low alcohol, low sweetness (!!!). Body-honey with a medium ring of bubbles. Excellently crafted-not overly bitter or sweet. All the IPA flavors stick around and linger perfectly. Damn fine IPA.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle- centennial explosion. Should be called hop juice because the presence is huge. And not in a wussy cascade way. This is high alpha hop stuff, with serious bitterness. Wished I had more of this back home.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a stunningly impressive beer that I really, really enjoyed. While it was admittedly a bit off-balance between the hops and malt, it was a hop bomb and I loved it. Big floral hop aroma, fresh juicy grapefruit rinds with a subtle piney kick to it. Appearance was clear, dark amber with a thick off-white head. Mouthfeel was unfortunately a bit on the thin side of things, but still pleasant enough. Over in the flavor department it was unadulterated hops. Big, fresh and clean hops. Grapefruity with enough pine character to notice. The malts take a backseat to the hops on this beer, and for me that was okay. A lingering bitter finish, and I was happy to have gotten this. Might just be one of my favorite IPA’s.
hapjydeuce (963) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice clean golden color, with a medium head. Fresh cut hops abundant in the aroma, while not overpowering but pretty floral. Has a nicely balanced flavor of pine sap from the hops and light malts. Finishes crisp on the palate, very refreshing. This is your standard San Diego/West Coast Style IPA.
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Dirty_Martini for sending this out. Copper color with a thin head. Very strong orange aroma. The taste is exclusively hops. Orange, raw hop, citrus and a bit of pine. Lovely.
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy grapefruits. The head started off just about perfect and sets its self on a hazy amber. Not much after the pour the head just kinda dropped off the face of the planet. Stays hazy throughout the short life (drank it fast). Again, strong grapefruit.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange/amber. Aroma was intensely hoppy in my opinion, lots of pine, some grapefruit and butter. Malt is there , but this is not one of the maltier IPAs I’ve had. Taste was hops from the start till the end, with lots of grapefruit, pine, and a strong bitterness with no charred or off elements. Biscuit and butter taste to the malt helped set the stage
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a bit too much sediment for my taste (though this is probably my fault for not letting the bottle settle long enough after shipment) and a light head. Pine and light citrus peal are apparent in the aroma with a biscuit like malt presence. Flavor is nice and bitter! Very spruce sap like with citrus peal hints. There is a good malt presence holding all those hops up but it really pales next to the level of hop power. Very light hint of sweetness. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
copper pour with a fruity hops and a touch of spice on the nose. citrus hops roll nicely into piney floral hops. nice and bitter very good
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12-oz bottle shared by the Cellars Wine & Spirits gang, pours a copper orange brew with a thick creamy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has heavy citrus, grapefruit, grass, and pine hops. Flavor is oily, medium body with a dry grapefruit aftertaste. Everything one would expect in a decent IPA.