peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Fresh hop aromas greet the nose like entering a pine forest. Cloudy pour with amber coloration. Great lasting bitterness that after lingering dissapates cleanly. Very great beer for the style.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a typical South Texas IPA. Most of the brewpubs and local breweries brew IPAs of this sort. Lots of amarillo type hops. I couldnít tell you what exactly the hop varieties are in this guy but that is my guess. and I just read the description and Iím totally wrong and stupid but anyway...Golden pour. Thick citrus hops thatare flat and papery. I love em like this.Flavors reflect this fruitiness with a nice spicy malt package that balances the hops out nicely. Good beer
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Gingerman, Austin. Pours golden with a white foamy head. There are good pine hops on the nose and the flavor follows. Nothing earth shattering but still pretty good.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Gingerman Austin. Standard hoppy nose, bu this one seemed to have a bit of caramel in it. Hoppy flavors with some sweetness in the back. Mouthfeel was sticky and mouth coating. For me, Iíd like more sweetness, but other than that, this was good.
Aubrey (3455) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightish body ... but still chewy in a way. Cakey-sweet malts with notes of dough and caramel. Nice flavors. Herbal, earthy hops with light notes of pine and citrus. Not a lot of depth, but easy to quaff.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the flying saucer with kevin and lumpy...a huge hoppy nose, lots of grass and pine coming off a dark yellow pour with a thin white lacing. smooth even flavors, with some caramel malts backing up a huge hop profile, with hints of pine, citrus and hay. a slick oily mouthfeel and an aftertaste that doesnt cause pain equal a very easy to drink and tasty ipa.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden in color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Flavor of citrus,pine,grapefruit,very cascade-like. Good american pale ale, didnít know at the time it was an IPA.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft, Ginger Man, Dallas. Pours a hazy orange/brown in color with a creamy off-white head and thick sheets of lacing. Aroma is mild (for an IPA) citrus & floral hops. Wonderfully bitter flavor with grapefruit/floral hops dominating. There is a good malt backbone, perhaps a bit bready, and devoid of the typical overload of crystal malts typically found in lesser examples of the style. Hops are the focus of this beer, but they arenít out of hand. Finished clean. Good enough youíll want to grab another pint.
TheEvilTwin (13) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rounded peppery mose with hints of oleander. A very nice citrius flavor, which I look for in a IPA. The deep copper color is perfect for this american IPA.
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rather light, pilsner-looking color with a disappearing white head. A nice, but very dominating hop aroma. The hop taste is perfumy, piny with a peppery twist. The aftertaste is more subdued and smooth.