willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
04.29.05 12oz bottle. Sharp looking brew. Iíll be damned if itís not the exact same color as the label. Ample off-white head, lots of lace. Solid aroma is fruit salad syrup and orange with bell pepper notes, caramel. Nice bready flavors, herbal, more orange, and a sharp hop/alcohol spice to finish quickly. Light lingering resin smack.
TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper body with a small tan head. Nose is big citrusy hops. Light pine notes as well. Mild sweetness. Taste is strongly hopped and citrusy but has a nice caramel and malt balance in the background. Body is creamy and oily with a moderate lingering bitterness. Finish is hoppy an fruity with light caramel, creamy malts and hints of pine. Nice IPA.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange/amber with a small tan head. Aroma is mostly citrusy hops. Flavor is nicely balanced; lots of citrusy hoppiness and some peppery bitterness balanced by sweet malts. The alcohol is fairly evident here, but not overdone considering the strength. Finish is short and sweet. Nicely done.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large light tan head with excellent carbonation. Head reduces slowly. Nice hoppy aroma with plenty of citrus and a bit of caramel malts. Color is a nice dark amber. Flavor is sharp and bitter. Plenty of resinous hops again. Underlying malts give it nice body. Very well balanced. Finish is clean and bitter. Little duration. A good example of the style.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12íer. Copper. Raw, resinous hops in the aroma, which gives scents of flowers and citrus fruits, while the malt is fairly subdued in the nose. Well balanced indeed. Initially malt accented, yet still oily and juicy from the hops, until the mid-palate develops and rich hop flavors begin to take over. Underneath the hops, caramel and butter toffee malt provide body, and a bubbly and somewhat watery texture. It has it flaws, but itís still damn good and one of the better Cascade IPAís Iíve tasted.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2005 Aroma is full of pine,citrus,fresh malt.It has an IIPA vibe but the bitterness is subdued ,yet finishes dry as hell.The 7.9% is detected in the flavor somewhat but all in all works well with the hops.And yes it is damn hoppy for a modest 40 IBUís.Mouthfeel is medium, smooth hop oils and a nice easy tingly hop bitterness /Co2.Well done IPA Lancaster! Though this one hasenít been as clean lately,still good.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Clear copper color with a decent sized head. Awesome floral aromas fill the nostrils. Taste is nicely balanced, smooth and creamy. Wildly hoppy with citrus and piney resin. Sticky sweetness finishes off the task. Very well done.
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, from my basement kegerator. Medium sized offwhite head, good retention and lacing. Clear copper/amber hued brew. Gentle, spicey hop nose, subdued citrus notes, lightly malty. Body is medium, somewhat pastey. Medium sweet maltiness with a decent hop flavor. Lightly citrusy with some pine and faint bubblegum notes. Finish is fairly dry and lightly fruity. Alcohol (7.8% !) is not detected. A solid attempt at an IPA.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy appearance, copper color with a slight orange hue, minimal tan head, not much lacing around the glass, very hoppy nose with notes of pine & tree bark, very dry & bitter body, hoppy flavors with more notes of pine, lots of malt to back up the hops, very well-balanced, very enjoyable as well, excellent IPA
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 Poured a darker amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, flowers and citrus. Sweeter and malty taste with a lighter bitter hop balance. Not your íhop monsterí IPA.