JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle: Cloudy amber/yellow color with medium sized off white head. Aroma has lots of herbal hops, touch of honey.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. nose: dough, toast, herb, and pine aromas. head is about average, also oily; pours hazy burnt orange-amber. taste yields floral character, a little grapefruit, herbal spice, a healthy dose of grass and earth as well. the finish is earthy and like pine sap. The taste of pine does linger longer than normal. this has indeed won the complexity award, balancing an appropriate amount of hops for an IPA. This wet hopping process does add a nice dynamic to the beer. I’m surprised of the style rating, as i would think it would rival higher contenders, such as bridgeport, or other great ipas.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Barley’s Smokehouse. Slightly hazy copper/orange color with a medium off-white head. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Floral hops aroma along with a fair amount of citrus. Medium-bodied with a good hoppy character. Floral hops and malt are represented, as is a sweet fruitiness. Not overly bitter, and somewhat flavorful. The finish is crisp and moderately bitter hops that lingers pretty well. All around solid IPA.
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pourd with an orange type color, plenty of body, some cloudiness. Decent initial head and lacing, on par for the style. The aroma was light caramel with strong floral and resinous/piney aspects. Flavor was first floral and pine hops, maybe some caramel in there, the malt base was prominent, the flavor not easy to pull out, maybe some melons and a touch of diacetyl. Wanted more citrus hopping. Strong / heavy malty mouthfeel, as hoppy as this was, well supported by the malts. A decent IPA, but not excellent.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a clear amber color with a two finger off white head. Nice lacing. Has a toasted malt and light citrus hop aroma. Flavor is caramel malt and citrus hop. Medium body. A decent IPA but nothing special.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with white head. Aroma is of pungent citruis, grapefruit hops. Taste is a little different than aroma. The taste is slight citruis notes with lots of bitter. A little too much bitterness for my liking.
ElGaucho (2328) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. My 100th IPA rating. Starts well enough with a fruity aroma with hops. After smelling the brew, I went to set it down to type in my aroma rating and proceeded to spill some on my pants. Good thing it’s a big bottle. Murky, dark amber with a large, off white head. Beautiful, creamy artistic lace. Color is quite attractive as well. Perfect score for appearance. Initial mouthfeel is hops, hops and more hops. Definitely tastes hoppier than it smells. This brew wants desperately to be great, but it has a bit of an imbalance in favor of hops and a subsequent bit of harshness that keeps it from being great. Needs more sweetness. I see now that this is a wet hopped brew, which may be why it has that slight funkiness. I didn’t find it watery or anything less than full bodied as Redlem did, but I concur with his "burnt orange rind" assessment for the mouthfeel. Still a good IPA and a worthy one for my hundredth.
Tejas (944) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hoppy resiny aroma and flavor. Quite drinkable. Probably the best Left Hand brew I’ve had thus far. Hoppy falvor doesn’t linger in the mouth as long as Fresh Hop does but still good brew.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sorry because this sounds like a very labor intensive beer to make but I did not care for it that much. The aroma to me was like burnt orange rinds. It had a very nice hop bite in flavor but the body was very weak and there was no mouthfeel, very watery.
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange pour with a nice eggshell white head. Very orange/citrus in the aroma department. Very nice bitter taste. This one is all hops, but really good! Predominately citrus and grapefuit all the way through. Very crisp and refreshing finish. I like this one a lot.