5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours pale yellow, slightly hazy, large frothy white head, spotty lacing, with soft carbonation. Stale oatmeal aroma, no hop at all. Very thin pale malt flavor... where are the hops? Body is medium, mouthfeel is medium, but this beer is boring. Not bad, just not an IPA by any stretch of the means... nor a Pale Ale. Aggressive hop character? Bold beer? Um... at least it doesn’t taste bad... but its no IPA. It tiz somewhat smooth tho... at least they got that bit of advertising correct.   Thanks goes out to goldtwins for the trade!
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Clear orange color. Floral aroma. Nice hoppy IPA from a decent NC brewery.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, pint glass. Spicy and citric hops upfront...reminds me of centennial. Slight caramel and honey sweetness. Very clean aroma. Light yellow-golden hue, served without a head. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor shifts to a lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic finish. Very nice spicy bitterness in the finish. Light and pleasant acidity. Medium body, smooth/watery texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: A pleasant session, on par with most other micro IPAs, but nothing to set it apart.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Goldtwins. Pours a nice amber color. Sparse white head fades out rather quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Lacking in aroma, neither malt nor hop is really present here. Very slight caramel and floral hints. Lighter in body. Nicely bitter. Hop bitterness just overtakes the sweet malt in this race. Fair IPA.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden brew with a little ring of white foam.Nose is faintly hops and more of something else,some malts.Watery hops.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not overpoweringly hoppy. Still a solid beer. Not what I’d look for in an IPA, but enjoyable.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asheville, July ’05/ Poured a clear golden yellow/ orange. Aroma and taste were both "medium" grapefruit, not overpowering hoppiness but not undetectable either. It seemed less "IPA’ish then other Ipas but still blended the hops nicely with an undertone of spice.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle. Pours a deep golden color bordering on the orange side, but not quite there. White fluffy head hangs in there with good money. Lacing rings around the shaker. Effervescent carbonation cascades to the top. Distinct rich hop aroma. Buttery mouth feel with a decent up front hop bitterness followed by a mellow sweetness. No risidual hop pain. All the bitterness is up front. A fine IPA that should have mass appeal.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Light hazy light orange/yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma is all bright citrusy hops, juicy mouthfeel with soft carbonation, starts and ends bitter with a long bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light hoppy aroma over a clear yellow color. Ooh, nice flavor! Smooth flavorful hoppyness that doesn’t overpower. Good stuff for a red-state beer!