Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper colour with a nice light beige head. Aroma of malt and alcohol with a sharp pine scent. Flavor reveals the similar qualities to the aroma, just a bit more subdued, the malts show up much more in the flavor. Lingering hop flavor. Tasty.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 A deep orange amber ale with a dense, creamy, white head. The aroma is an engulfing embrace of resiny, piney, grapefruity hop sitting on top of a sweet malt pillow. Flavor is intensely fruity, almost bubblegummy malt blended with the same hops as the aroma though subdued against the big malt. Where hops dominate in the aroma I find the malt dominates the beginning of the flavor profile then the hops take over but they are less descript than the aroma. Acidity and an alcohol induced menthol hop flavor make a nice, long finish to this beer.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh yeah. I dig this color of a used copper kettle.
Smells of new leather, fresh cut alfalfa, sage scrub, a couple warm caramels on the dash board.
Not as big as Arrogant Bastard which I just reviewed, but equally balanced. My tongue is on this roller coaster: Caramel, green rose (hop flowers), caramel corn, wet grass, caramel apple (granny smith), juniper, toffee, orange rind. Oh god, dry, dry, dry, make it stop! I want to do it again!
I love IPA’s because they’re so good with food. They compliment dishes like chicken piccata, tomato sauces, anything with herbs-right. But an IPA like this can stand up to substantial dishes like this rabbit, andouille-n-roasted green chile gumbo I made tonight. It’d be great with green chile, Mexican.... Alone, as a quaffing brew, this is a bit sharp on the bitterings, but pair it with food and>brewhaha>this is a king of refreshment.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
orangey amber in color, offwhite head, very foamy, almost rocky. draping lace pattern all around the glass. pine, orange, marzipan aroma, hop too. surprisingly light mouthfeel, fairly thin and low carbonation. citrusy sweet malt start - pink grapefruit with a bit of honey. mild hoppy finish - for a double IPA. actually this is a great single IPA in my opinion, more of a sesh IIPA.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 Rustic Orange. Great Head.
Biscuit malt, spicy sweetness, caramel, pine and grapefruit in the nose.
Pretty delicious. West Coast hoppiness. Juicy. Light fruitiness. Great hop flavor with sharp and pungent pine and citrus notes.
Full in the mouth.
I want another.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ahhh west coast hop monsters. This fits right in with the crowd, but it’s a hell of a crowd! Big hop aroma, bitter citrus flavor, good mouthfeel, nicely intoxicating. Bonus- 2.99 at Hi Times! Woot! (this is my third rating tonite, I’m losing my edge :P)
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is obviouslly hoppy, with nutmeg, and pumpkin. Nice amber body, with lasting frothy white head. Not an overhopped IPA, pretty darn good, would be excellent if you have a cold (for some reasons IPA’s make me feel a lot better).
UrbaneCowboy (1) - USA - SEP 21, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Easily the best IPA available in Arizona. "Head" and shoulders better than the dull, mono-dimensional brews from Ale Smith and Stone that have better reviews. I can only assume that not many people have had the chance to enjoy this wonderful concoction.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
orangey amber nadda on the head.But boy the nose of this brew is ohhh so nice.most IPA’s I it is like grapefruit but this offers something completely different.Sure you have the Grapefruit hop blast but then it is almost like the person sitting next to you is drinkingorange spice tea and to aroma from that mixes in.The falavors aren’t quite as intriquing but still a very nice blend of flavors vs the norm.Nice body and a lasting tasty finish.Thanks to loweredsixth for bringing this back to me.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a medium to dark amber with a large off white head. Some floaties. Strong aromas and tastes of pine, citris (oranges) and a little grassy. Nice bitter finish. Light malts. I liked this one.