Tybalt (203) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Beautiful cloudy beer that goes down easy. I think it has a smoother feel and taste than most IPAs I’ve had.
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 I love the apperance of this beer. I love the deep orange, rusty body and creamy orange tinged head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, rich malt. The taste characteristics are what good IPA’s strive for. A strong grapefruit citrus front accompanied by heavy malts. And with a backbone of dried aprocots. The body of this IPA is wonderfully thick, letting all the flavors fully come out.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Secret Santa Crosling! Medium orange amber, slight head. Faintly biscuit and undefined hop aroma. Definitely malty, lots of biscuit and caramel. Bit of veggie in the hops, but finishes earthy. Not bad, balanced.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler, courtesy of Dan who recently returned from NM. This was a tasty IPA with some blue spruce and quite a bit of surprising fresh basil notes, which caught me utterly off-guard. Some butterscotch and wheat mix with the citrus and pine on the palate. The texture was a bit thin, and this would greatly improve with a better mouthfeel. Paired next to Dogish 90, Dreadnaught, Great Divide Hercules, it was good, but didn’t hold its own (although granted this is not a IIPA).
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler. Cloudy amber beneath a frothy white head. Aroma was citrus/hops, malt/dough, flowery. Medium body with a slightly watery texture. The flavor was a refreshing citrus/hops bite softened by some sweet malt notes. Quite good.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Basic caramel-sweet nose with a green pepper / pine hop zest. Nicely blended and balanced combination of woody green pepper and orangey hops with a doughy caramel malt base. Somewhat thin mouthfeel but it fits the strenth of the beer. A nice IPA.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Albuquerque, NM. Hazy red-copper color with little or no head. Fresh hops, citrus peel, and some earth in the aroma. Citrus and earth again in the flavor with some single-layered hops and nice bitterness. Fresh and crisp but not remarkably so. Light-bodied with a certain amount of depth leaving a medium bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Il Vicino’s in Colorado Springs. Pours cloudy amber with ruby and copper hints with a tiny white head; spotty lacing. Huge pine hop fragrant perfumey hop floral aroma. Pine hop and sweet citrus hop flavor with an orange caramel malt body. Spicy and medium bodied palate.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Ernest for this one.Pours a copper color with only a ring of bubbles.
Nose is soft on the hops and a little sweet malt.Nice.This is a gentle and easy to drink IPA.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired in trade with Ernest (thanks!). Poured a darker amber color with a very small sized off white head. Main aroma of pine and peppers with some caramel and grapefruit. Tastes of grapefruit, caramel and some toffee with a peppery finish. A decent IPA but just lacked something I couldn’t quite put my finger on.