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.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big white head with yellow body that let you know there was very little malt to balance right from the start. Pine-sol aroma, thin hop juice. Glad this one is over.
Tmoney99 (12406) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Pours a dark amber with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting. Heavy hoppy citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Heavy hoppy bitter flavor with a long refreshing finish. Very good IPA.
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, sweet. Got an initial ripe fruit, like apricot, that disappeared as it warmed. Citrus, caramel, pine, little grassy and sourdough too. Clean brownish orange color, Ok head that faded quickly. Nice lacing. Bitter flavors, like aroma. Grapefruit and grassy dominates. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Nice brew. Went down quickly.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange colored, no head. fairly harsh and pretty bitter for a normal ipa. lacks the full body of an iipa though. pine, grassy, hoppy, etc. not a bad ipa. took a while to drink it too. this is an ipa that isnt for people that arent sure if they like the style. pretty offensive, but not for a hophead.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 22 oz bomber. Pours a light amber with a thin white head, but with nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of citrus, and a tangy hop smell. The taste is all hops, with a bitter finish. It has a very clean flavor, but is pretty simplistic. Just too many bitter hops in ther for me... it dominates the flavor too much.
jsquire (3859) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange amber color out of the bottle with a foamy off-white head. Really fresh hop nose. As a hop head, I like this beer, but it is one dimensional. The malt character in this is pretty thin, with the hop dominating the flavor profile with lots of grapefruit, pine and orange peel. Soft mouthfeel. Enjoyable hop based beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear orange-copper color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is big and hopy. Grapefruit, orange, and pine. Flavor of carmal mlat with plenty of grapefruit hop running through. Medium body. Moderate bitter finish lasts a long time.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - Pours copper with a fair offwhite head that settles back to a film and laces pretty well in the shaker. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and just a bit of the alcohol. Flavor starts sweet with caramel malts and blends quickly to pine and citrus hops. Palate is medium bodied and balanced and smooth. Nice bitter finish. A decent IPA but nothing outstanding.