hopscotch (10426) - 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 (4841) - 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....
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dissapointing. Orange coloured. Aroma and flavour are lager-like. Slightly metallic finish. Rather thin. Not very hoppy at all.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle...clear orangish pour with medium white head. Floral hop aroma, some skunk aroma also. Crisp, one dimensional. Floral hop flavors, some lingering bitterness. Maybe a hint of malt, however mostly uninteresting. Some grapefruit bitterness to finish.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a hoppy as i expected, anda lot of malt charachter in my view for an IPA. Malt character seemed to be slightly corny. It was still a decent brew. It poured a yellowishorange color. Most IPA’s i have had where a deep orange or kind of an amber brew.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean, hoppy nose with a touch of citrus. Medium orange color. Nice crisp flavor, with an equally dry, crisp finish. Very drinkable. Would buy again.
Suttree (5767) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy Orange, white head. Citruy sweet aroma. Crispy, cany orange slice flavor, with hints of pine. Earthy, "dirty", peppery finish. Nicely enjoyable.
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent head. Slightly rocky and leaves some decent lacing. Orange and hops in the aroma. Bit of bread and malt also. Light carbonation. Color is a medium orange. Flavor is a little weak. Decent hops but not much substance. Some bitterness with more orange. Finish is clean and dry and slightly bitter. A decent pale ale.
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - DEC 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at 3 am in the morn but it was not bad at all dont remeber much of the night at hat point but so. it will come to me again next time i have some.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Fairly fruity and mildly hoppy nose. Clear golden copper coloured with decent whiye head that recedes to partial cover. Strong caramel, fruity esters and a decent balancing bitterness with some grapefruit hop flavour that never overwhelms. Medium body with mildly engaging carbonation. A very good English style IPA. Bottle.