IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Pint). Aroma is nicely hoppy, not too strong or weak, and with some pleasant citrus/grapefruit tones mixed in. Pours a medium caramel, similar in color to bourbon. Head is a thick creamy white. Flavor is initially of hops, with some citrus/grapefruit-like hints included. Hoppiness is nicely done, being not to strong, but not too weak. This is a very well done IPA!
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The body is dark orange with a frothy white head. There are planty of bubbles coming up here. The aroma is grapefruit and some caramel. There is also an earthy cherry smell. The taste is carmel and some piney hops with a littel burnt toast. This could use a little balance. There is the very bitter hopping, then some very sweet notes. Not much in between.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber coloured with a solid white head.
Aroma of hops, pine needles, grape fruit, grass and caramel.
Perfumed flavour of grass, pine needles, hops and caramel.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine white head, slightly hazy orange golden body. Dominating grassy and earthly aroma, not very bitter. Sweet fruity notes. Flavor is also fruity with bready notes and an underlying bitterness. Not the most interesting IPA, rather macroish and ordinary.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(From a trade with Dark Elf-thanks) A high quality ipa. The aroma starts with a powerful hint of brandy that faded in only a few seconds. Ordinary appearance; short lived head, gold in color. Different flavors all related to hops. There is dry grass and some citrus, with a dry finish.
madsberg (9324) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Dark golden/amber coloured. Clear. Dark beige dense head. Lasting. Flowers, fruit, herbs and sweetness in the aroma. Flavour is malty and sweet with a herbal hoppyness. Is quite grassy. Well balanced and medium bodied. Is medium bitter in the end. Quite good one.
Padron4KM (530) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours out clear amber, with a fluffy, two finger tan head that lasts and lasts. When it finaly does start to recede, it leaves rings of sticky lace.
Aroma is sweet malt up front, with some grapefruit and orange oil as it warms.
Flavor is lightly malty, around some citrusy hops.
Finish is mildly bitter.
Nicely balanced, will definately buy again.
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop aftertaste that tastes good at room temp, that’s what makes a good product. I highly recommend this brewery.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a beutiful orange colour, nice head i guess, good lacing though...has a awesome sweet hopped up smell, and a sweet taste, a good solid brew that has a good clean bitters
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus grapefruity hops and fuity sweet malt underneath. Malt at front and back, before the moderate sized bitter finish, with grapefruit rind running down the center. Medium bodied. Didn’t expect this to be so good when I picked it up.