Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
standard east coast american IPA. Deep copper/light amber with a fading head. Aroma is balanced with hops and malt. Some spice/ herbal and fruity hops in the aroma and flavor. Good solid malt backbone. Somewhat minerally in the finish though.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Yellow and cloudy. Very hoppy nose. Clean hop finish. Very nice IPA
abc2248 (9) - LITITZ, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Aroma is citrus and piney. Light copper color, slightly cloudy, with small off-white head that didnít last too long. Taste starts sweet, turns to a good, clean bitter, and finishes with floral notes. Somewhat bitter aftertaste. Medium body with just about the right carbonation. Overall, a good, solid IPA.
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Decent white head with some lacing left on the side of the glass. Just the right amount of carbonation. Floral, grapefruit, and pine on the nose. Really nice piney scent from the hops. The taste is where this beer really comes through. Very smooth and well balanced with a perfect amount of bitterness for an IPA. There is some room for improvement here, but I couldnít tell you where. Very good, one I will buy again.
Foxbush (1820) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Another 2004 Christmas beer. Head was modest and there was lacing. The taste was smooth, with excellemt balance of hops. This is an IPA that you can enjoy at any time. The finish was not bitter but sweet. I would enjoy having another. In March 2008 I purchased a 6-pack. I enjoyed every one of them. The hops and bitterness are well balance. It is more like an APA. The modest alcohol for an IPA also is nice when you having more than one. Great for watching basketball.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid IPA. On tap at Bacchus. Pale copper color with a small head. Aroma had a little skunk in it. Besides that good grapefruit and hops. Not overly bitter, but just about right. Good piney hops. Great finish. Enjoyable
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sturdy golden body with a foamy, off white head that settles quickly but leaves some half decent lace behind. Floral, hoppy nose with some nice malt character and hints of sweet fruit. Smells clean and fresh, just like I like my IPAs. Flavor is a bit unrefined. Starts off sweet and malty followed by a sharp hops bitterness that is quickly overwhelmed by a dominant floral palate. Finishes floral and sweet with some bitter hops desperately trying to make an appearance while a nice alcohol note wraps up the package. Overall, reminds me of the refrigerator at a flower shop. Not bad, Iíd drink it again if it was on tap or available at a friends house.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap this brew pours a hazy orange/amber with a very small white head. I was really unimpressed with this IPA, not just for the lack of hops, but also for the overall blandness of this. Very watery taste, slightly spicy hops with a very light bitterness. Living in the pacific NW I have come to expect a bit more from my IPAs.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, refined hoppy nose - not too overpowering but enough to give your tastebuds a heads-up as to whatís coming. Perfect golden color with a hint of cloudiness. Nice head that lasts until the glass is emptied. Flavor is pure, clean hops. Medium bodied with a nice soft texture and a (what else?) quick hop finish. This is a New England favorite, found on draft in many a bar íround these parts. Itís obvious why!
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2005 tap.I really enjoyed this beer cause it wasnít quite as bitter like most IPAís. An amber colored medium bodied beer with real good flavor. Not overally hoppy which would normally give it its extreme bitter taste. A fairly large white head and smelled of citruses. Iíd give it a try but definatly different from a traditional IPA.