egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel malts. Taste of citrus grapefruit, pine hoppiness, and a touch of caramel malt.
desurfer (1188) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body, thick tan head. Aroma is mostly piney hops with some sweet caramely maltiness. Flavor is nice and hoppy; not overly bitter, but very fresh-tasting. Not much I can say besides that this is a tasty, very good IPA.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours amber with a thin, lasting head and lot’s of lacing. Awesome resin hoppy aroma. Taste is right where you want it to be, perfectly highlighting the sole hop used. Fresh citrus with a citrus hoppiness is the flavor of the day. Finishes puckering dry. Very impressive.
BrockLanders (767) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World of Beer. Pours a murky dark amber-orange ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white big cumulus head. The aroma is of some citrus and pine, but it really smells of that freshly opened hop pellet bag. The flavor follows suit....maybe providing some decent maltiness, but make no mistake--this one is all about bitter hops. Pretty light bodied with very lively carbonation. Finish is long, astringent and very bitter. This was ok, but not my favorite IPA.
jefcon (1303) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-golden with a little slightly off-white head. Aromas are of a forward hoppy aprocot. Tastes follow, with dry cherry/spice/ham undertones. I agree with tasters who identify grapefruit, too. A sharp and bitter IPA, but not the sharpest or bitterest. Palate is fine, but a little short and carbonated for an IPA.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours cloudy orange color with a well retained off white head. Aroma is very grassy with a hint of pine. Flavor is very citricly hoppy. Mouthfeel is solid.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a darker copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, citrus and pine. Tastes of oranges, pine, and grapefruit. On the hoppy side with a nice bitter finish.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a frothy, fairly clear full copper color, that is topped by a prodigious full amber tan head. The aroma is redolent of hoppy notes of pine, fresh cut herbs, and grapefruit. The taste is lightly sweet up front, but quickly moves to be hop dominated by notes of resiny pine with a bit of soft citrus. The finish is quite solidly bitter, and quite quenching, such that you want to drink another quaff. I really like the rough astringent hoppy notes of this beer, though it could perhaps use a hint more hoppiness to balance it out. This is a simple bombastic hop explosion, that is quite enjoyable.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper color with a nice off-white head. Pine resin aroma. Nice resin/earthy/spicey flavor. Not highly bitter. Light bodied. The more you drink, the less impressive it is. It starts out great, but half way through I wasn’t so impressed. A growing mustiness.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper pour. Small off white head. Hops and grapefruit in the nose with touches of malt. Carbonation on the edge of glass is floating to the surface in single file lines. Has nothing to do with the beer, but fun to watch them. Love those hops. First taste is very soft, then half way through the mouth you get hit with the hops. The touch of sweet malt in the aroma was nowhere to be found in the taste. No problem as long as you like the hops. Medium body.
Lightly bitter. Not cloying at all. Very good.