HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured clear refractive amber with a smallish white head. Aroma is wonderful - lush fresh evergreen and citrus hops, fruity and floral, some mild malt too - smells like a balsam Christmas tree. Taste is even more piney - very sharp resiny hops, a hint of sweetish roast malt, finishes sharply bitter, almost like pine needles. Mouthfeel very astringent, light body - very nice, hops are sharper and less balanced than the west coast type, but perfect seasonal IPA for me.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts off with an apple pine scent. The beer has a dark body for an IPA. Pine comes through very strongly initially in taste which ends with aprocot. A nice and enjoyable IPA thatís very non-offensive.
Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasty little beer. i like the color combined with the aroma - i brewed a better beer with santiam hops. this is well done though. i imagine they hurried this beer along. some microbreweries just love pumping out beer. ie custom brewcrafters. does not taste like 6.5% which is nice. sneeks up on you.
iím ranting bye
shadey (1897) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber color with a quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is of thick heavy hops, but not quite as resiny as I would expect. There is a sweet malt backbone hiding in there. Pretty nice flavor and palate.
pmarren144 (36) - Auburn, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured dark red, has a light brown head, that dissappeared pretty fast. Aroma is hops. Taste is pretty hoppy & floral, as advertised. Finishes a little on the dry side, too. I enjoyed it!!
aussie12 (14) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing like what I expected. I was thinking Stones ruination or at the very least, Hopzilla. In the end I got an American Amber with no malt and lots of grapefruit. Donít get me wrong, I love hops as much as the next guy, but they have to be balanced with a strong malt backbone.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY, this is a strong smelling and tasting beer. If youíve ever smelled hop pellets, thatís what this beer smelled like. Very strong aroma. Almost like you had a bag of hop pellets (probably Cascade hops, if the name means anything) and poured water into it, then drank it. If you like your beer hopped up, this is a great one.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a clear red color with a brown tint and medium off white head. Aroma of over ripe fruit, caramel, sugar cookie, and citrus hops. Flavor is a little light. Hop and caramel mix together with a mild bitterness on the finish. Some acidity present.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber color with a tight head. Sweet malts and floral hops are the aroma. Taste is spicy hops blended well with sweet grains to make it well balanced. Really quaffable.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky amber color, small off white head. Aroma of feint apples, hops, and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, lots of, you guessed it, cascade hops. Very pleasent to drink. Thanks to JahNoth for this one.