Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 A "REAL" Winner! When someone tells me a particular beer is a regular award winner, I am instantly skeptical and unconsciously think I will already dislike it, as if to say - award winner hah! well we’ll see about that... But this multiple award-winning IPA is truly a winner in my book. On tap at the "Sweet Spot" bar in Santa Rosa, CA. pours a beautiful yellow gold with saffron highlights. its frothy beige head goes the distance kept company by the ubiquitous chunky lacing. the aroma can only be described as "berry delight" or "fruity tooty". rasberries, strawberries, grapefruit, cherries. there all there. pine hops and toasted malts hide out in the background and assuage the strong citrus bellowings. tastes of light hops, (corresponds to the slightly bitter taste), sweet malts, grapefruit, and dough. finishes crisp and more solidly bitter. light mouthfeel. Refreshing!
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear effervescent amber iwth a large creamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine hops and a touch of caramel. Taste is fairly mild but clean pine and floral hops, some brown sugar sweetness and a dry finish backed by a bit of toffee. Easy-drinking, straight-forward, run-of-the-mill IPA.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a white head and lots of floaties. Smells of citrus, pine, yogurt, wildflowers. Tastes of citrus with some mellow wildflower notes.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber with a white head. gamey flavor that is very nice, tastes fresh or homegrown, Earthy. With this the beers palate is a little course and unrefined but the whole product is still fairly good.
dpointer74 (16) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a well balanced brew. I prefer an IPA that’s a little more bitter, but this is an excellent choice for those that prefer a more malty beverage.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange beer with a small off white head. Light caramel malty aroma with a citric hoppy fruityness. Sharp hoppy bitterness along a low key malty sweetness.
Tmoney99 (10087) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper color with an average rocky white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body. Moderate hoppy bitter flavor with an average finish. Good brew.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle - Pours amber with a short white head that stays pretty well but doesn’t lace much on the way down.. Aroma is light grapefruit and pine with a fair malt presence as well in the aroma. Flavor is not as hoppy as other west coast IPAs I’ve had. Fairly balanced a nice blend of caramel malts and citrus hops. Palate is smooth and medium bodied. Very drinkable would make a nice session.
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Off white creamy and lasting head. Golden unclear body. Aroma of oranges and malt. . Lovely and long lasting hops bitternes.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - DEC 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
unlike some over the top american ipa, this is a well balanced brew. hazy orange colored appearance with yellowish head. floral aroma of grapefruit and citrus. full bodied, hoppy as should be. though i do think the 43 different hops and 65 various malt recipe is probably a commercial gimmick.