TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a rich amber with an off white head that fades down rather quickly. Somewhat sweet malts, but mostly hop bitterness. One dimensional, but a one dimension I like. HOPS!! It’s ok but not my first choice.
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 Cask conditioned, at the brewery. Hazy, dark copper with classic cask pour. Citusry, Floral, hoppy aroma. Up-front hoppiness that is well balanced with the malt. Lingering bitterness. light-medium body. A brew for hop-heads that is well worth seeking. Very tasty and drinkable - especially when cask conditioned.
Update on bottle tasting: Carbonation mmore evident, elevates the hoppiness. If you can, try it when cask conditioned. very tasty in the bottle, but more malty (and balanced) when it’s cask conditioned
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and grassy hops, not much malt presence. Taste is dry bitter hops with smoky toffee... not very hoppy or drinkable for an IPA. Average body, a little fizzy.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - SEP 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, amber orange w/ small beige head. aroma of grapefruit and hops. as expected, hoppy and bitter. another nice american ipa.
PorterPounder (4933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big C’s Liquors, Winter Park, Fl. - 22 oz bomber. Pours a murky dark orange with a creamy, frothy, sticky white bubbly head with thick lacing. Fresh, clean, sprucey aroma with hints of spearmint. Flavor has a heavy presence of grapefruity citrus with some underlying caramelly sweet maltiness. Hops take over though after a few sips and numbs the taste buds. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick and extremely tart.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper color with huge head from bottle pour. Citrus on the nose, and great balance with malt & hop. Nice crisp finish!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Everything from this company has been great. I hope this is no exception. Big head great sweet tea flavoring. Excellent IPA!!! There is Tea and Sweet Tea, those of you who don’t get this never mind. Sweet tea initial flavoring. Another great Left hand beer!!! 40th beer for me from colorado. Don’t care much for the sport teams from this state but I really like the beer they make!!! I’m overrating this because it deserves a better score for its category. Excellent IPA.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Bright orange-copper with a nice head--looks beautiful. Clear, fresh cirus hops aroma--mouth-watering, exciting. Flavor and body--really disappointing. No finesse. The aroma promises a lot that isn’t delivered in the flavor. Light and thin on the attack with almost no finish. So close to greatness...
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer earlier and really dug it. Very nice amber pour with a rocky, fluffy head. Citrus and pine on the nose. Medium bodied, and a nice, dry, grassy hop booty. Finishes crisp. I like this one, and wish they made it a consistent offering.
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from Brock Landers. Can you believe that I was right beside this brewery in Longmont and didn’t get to go in because they were closed? Closed! It was 10 pm on a Thursday... Anyway, I poured this baby and saw just what I was hoping for: A nice copper color and a sticky head clinging to the pint glass. Nose is hoppy and sweet. Whatever wet hopping is, I think I like it! Nice medium palate that fits this one well. Taste is great malty sweetness with an immediate hop smack that transitions nicely back to the malt flavor and sweetness. I like it a lot. Good beer, thanks Brock!