Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy and rusty-orange; OK white head but nice and lingering lace. Inviting nose was sweet and flowery. Nice texture, weight and carbonation. Malts were cakey-sweet, doughy and a little toasty. Faint note of yeast in the background. Hops were citrusy, flowery, and a little piney. Big blast of hop aromas in the finish (flowers, grass and lemon). Snappy bitterness in the aftertaste (plant stems). Could use a pinch more sweetness to balance things out, but otherwise itís a pretty good IPA.
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 Mad Anthony needs to quit acting like itís hard to brew good beers. Itís like they just donít want to. This one has an astringency about it that I canít call pleasant. Itís a little too much on the sweet side, although there is a fairly apparent Cascade presence and a mild bitterness. Finishes more sweet than it ought to. Well, in my book anyway. I want my IPA to be nice and dry. There is something about their malt selections I just never really care for. Clearly this one has plenty of crystals in it. Is it drinkable? Yeah, sort of. Should it be better than it is? Yessir.
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. This is a hazy orange beer with a sort lived off-white head. The nose is like fresh pine and orange hard candy. Very hot on the tongue. This is a very hoppy beer with lots of pine, grapefruit rind, orange candy and grass in the finish. Almost enough caramel sweetness to balance. Body feels like it should be bigger. Okay IPA.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with atpayne, thanks Adam!) Just opening the bottle, I can smell the piney hops, and after pouring the beer, the very aromatic and piney nose exuberantly calls to me, beckoning me deeper into the forest. Definitely an IPA dominated by hops, itís bitter and piney with grapefruity citrus and hints of tea and herbs just for good measure. The moderately sweet malt doesnít jump out, but provides a solid base so that this beer isnít just hop juice. A bit of chalkiness in the flavor and mouthfeel. Body is medium "plus", but finishes fairly clean and very crisp, and carbonation is pleasant. Goilden amber in color, but being only slightly hazy, itís easy to see the small, tan particles suspended in the beer. Small but creamy off-white head quickly settles to a filmy layer, but still leaves a very decorative doily of lace on the glass. While not pompously hoppy, there is plenty here for the hops lovers out there, even for those of us who reside on the West Coast.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my Secret Santa for this beer. Poured a cloudy amber with a semi-creamy off-white head. Great aroma of grapefruit, pine, a touch of lemon. Taste is bitter pine, touch of grapefruit, slightest bit of toffee, some lemony acidity. Bitter dry finish. Pretty clean and delcious. Quite a pleasant surprise.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish color with a thin lasting head. Aroma of oranges and hops. Piney, hoppy flavor which leads to a medium lasting finish. Lightly Chewy mouthfeel. Not a bad brew coming from my home state.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
orange/rust color, white head, somewhat lasting. aroma is of strong sweet pine and light citrus. malts are fairly subdued being lightly doughy. flavor is heavy on pine, quite bitter, malts again are subdued. this rivals fresh avery hog heaven for the pine quality. this beer assaults your palate with layer after delicious layer of pine. itís maybe a bit one dimensional in that aspect, but i think itís fantastic. I must have a very fresh bottle. I can see this dropping from what Iíve rated it to a 3.2 with a couple or more months on the shelf. get it while itís fresh and itís quite a treat.
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy medium orange amber, with a film of white head. Muted citrus and floral hop aromatics, with underotnes of sweet malt. Caramel malt and pine hop flavors, tinges of citron with a bitterness and astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat sticky.
Pailhead (4607) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Courtesy of MI2CA via trade. Aroma is rather citrusy with some grapefruit hops and a touch of pine. Pours a hazy amber with a lot of sediment. Small off-white head fades quickly to a ring. Slight lacing. Quick sweet citrus and a hint of caramel flavor up front is almost instantly dominated by a huge hop assault in the finish. Mostly pine with some light grapefruit. Hops linger in the aftertaste for some time. Decent IPA, but without much malt balalnce, itís a tad one-dimensional
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seemed to me to be a straight-forward IPA with little complexity. Citrus and pine aroma and citrus and pine taste. Medium bitterness. I wouldnít turn my nose up at this, but not as interesting as many other IPAs.