bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was a very good ipa. very dry and hoppy with an easy finish. I could drink alot of these.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of ChazyRph. Pours pale golden color. Aroma was all grassy hops. Flavor very bland with a tiny bit of grassy hops in the finish. Didn’t remind me of an IPA at all.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great IPA from vermont. Nice copper tones, loads of hops and a fresh clean finish. Another winner from Long Trail Brewing.
DocLock (8707) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark straw color with hopcit and slight fruit aromas. Tastes hoppy, with a somewhat light palate, dry finish. Not bad, but not very balanced.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Styles. Light amber colored with a fair white head. Some lacing. Lacking in hop aroma. A bit sour? Thin bodied. A fair IPA at best.
Pailhead (5837) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Kind of a funky caramel, fruit, and very light hop aroma. Resembles and English Pale Ale more than an IPA based on aroma. Pours a transparent golden-orange with a small but somewhat large bubbled head. Very light in flavors. Almost pilsnerish with a light IPA character lingering slightly in the background. "One of the HOPPIEST brews in the States." Are you kidding me? If anyone outside of the US tries this for their first American IPA and buys into the advertising, they’ll miss out on several very good IPA’s. Don’t believer their hype!! Can I sue for false advertisement????? If I have a case here I can retire early, because these people will owe me a lot of money.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber colour. Hoppy, citric nose with notes of vanilla. Pretty light bodied. Flavour is somewhat American PA-style, has a nice hoppiness with a restrained dryness/bitterness.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewtopia bottle. Yellow with a fizzy white head. Smelled hops and malts. Tasted real good, malts with a good balance of hops. Finished with a lasting hp after taste.
hopscotch (10228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Spring Brewtopia 2005... Clear, yellow ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of butterscotch, toffee and apple blossom honey. Flavor has a good malt backbone. It’s very generously hopped and dry with lots of toffee and grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, crisp, moderately bitter finish.
ClarkVV (4445) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2004 bottle at Julio’s Spring Beer Festival, 4/02/05. Clear golden-yellow body, small white head, fair retention, some lacing. Aroma of simple, citrus hops and light fruity yeast. Little bit of pale malt to balance, some dry hay-mineral-like notes. Flavor is dry and hoppy, bordering astringent. Fruits, minerals, some iron in there that dosent belong and a bit of soap. Boring, unwavering hops bitterness, little malt backbone, medium body, moderate carbonation. Yawn....