Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after its pour from the 22-ounce brown bottle sets a resplendent clear deep orange color with a planetary sized creamy light tan head that ever so slowly erodes leaving a thick and clinging sheet of lace to surround the glass. Nose is chock full of hop floral aromas, sweet malt also present, citrus like in its crispness, a real make your mouth water nose, start is slightly sweet with a decent grain profile, the top is light to moderate in feel. Finish is adequately acidic, and the hops dynamic in their spicy bite, a nice drinking beer, with a slightly bitter and very dry aftertaste.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have two greek roomates. They both tried this and said it was, "Skata!" I don’t quite agree but it wasn’t worth what i paid for it. Beautiful beer. Soo attractive. Deep bronze. ROCKY head that lingers forever. Nose is very dry and bitter. Clean ale yeast. Grapey fruitiness behind it all. On the tongue this thing really stings. not at all as appealing as the aromas. A tinny, metallic edge runs down the backbone of this. Chalky, sweet malts and a dry hop bitterness.
IN the end this thing is just ok i won’t buy it again.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh, Fresh, Fresh Fresh!!!!! wow, color is perfect, aroma is out of this world, and the flavor..... Fresh peaches, grapefruit, and clemetine jump right out of the glass. Just a spectacular brew, damn shame its only once a year. Do yourself a favor buy big, and don’t age this guy.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005, 22oz bottle, with the smell of fresh pine and star fruit. Lovely light malt flavor in combination with the slightly harder hop bitterness. I would have guessed this is an APA, but that might be the wet-hopping. Honestly, the more I taste this, the more I can agree with it being fresh and mild. A fine brew.
mnurda (1222) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting taste. Not as full-bodies as most IPAs that I have had. Still, I would be buyign this moreoften if I could get it here. I like the label also. Man, I wish I could rate things like Piscator (he rules).
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber in colour and well carbonated. Loads of floral aromatics, along with some lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and subtle pine. Some mild caramel malt flavor up-front, with stronger pine and light citrus on the finish. Quite drying... to the point of being a little hollow mid-palate. A bit more (and more complex) malt profile could help. Solid, but not a favorite. Thanks to mnurda for bringing this one in.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Golden orange with a small white head. Syrupy malt, spicy and piney hop aromatics. Grassy "wet hop" herbal flavors dominate. Some citrus and pine, and subdued maltiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, rather dry and crisp.
Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark bronze color with a beige head. Nice floral/piney hop aroma. Flavor is pretty much all hops(pine and citrus), but it is pretty mild. Finish is long and mildly bitter.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent IPA, very hopped up, with a whole lotta flavor! Very fresh with aspringlike quality to it, I would love to drink this on a high mountain somewhere
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very clear garnet with beige fluffy head. The aroma is a very distinct fresh wet hop. Grapefruit and citrus hops. Has a character very similar to Three Floyds Dreadnaught. Fresh strong active hop flavors. Great grapefruit and pine hope with very clean and distinct tannin and hop oils. Once the initial hop bitterness becomes familiar, a nice lightly toasted malt is noticable underneath. Hops are a little bit too powerful since the malt is only slightly noticeable, but it’s still a strong, bold, and plesant beer. Aromas are similar to Dreadnaught from the hop side, but it’s not quite as deeply ballanced or powerful as Dreadnaught.