wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewery. Yellow, semi-hazy, with a smalll white head. Smells like hops, imagind that--citrus, pine, and grass. The flavor is a little disappointing (not too disapointing). The malt is invisible because of the hop content. Needs more malt to handle the hop content--I think it would be good with an ABV of over 7.5.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: pours a dark yellow, maybe a light orange. Clear. Small white head. Mild herbal hop aroma. Flavor is mildly hoppy, bitter finish. Light citrus. I’ll pass next time.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is not a beer that will blow your mind. In fact, after the Pelican IPA I had prior, I was like, whoa, what is this, Genny Lite? However, after a few crackers, I came to enjoy the subtle simplicity of this summertime brew. Very mild aroma. Light golden in color. Citric tangy flavor with a quick, pleasant, juicy finish. Enjoyable, yes. outstanding, well…
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a ok IPA. Hoppy, citric, and bitter. Finishes chewy, crisp, and dry.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light in color for an IPA- kinda similar to stone I guess. Light copper with low carbonation and thin head, but good lacing. Different in aroma from a lot of IPA’s. Somewhat spicy- slightly piney, with herbal and floral hints. Not nearly as much citrus and grapefruit as expected. Mouthfeel is good but the flavor was slightly bland especially for a 6.8% beer. Moderate hop profile that seemed somewhat subdued. Maybe this would be better if I had it fresh on tap somewhere. Palate was slightly resiny and had a good bitterness in the finish. Pretty decent and somewhat different from most other IPA’s but nothing that special.
guzzler67 (1548) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden appearance with a small head and nice lacing. Subdued, spicy aroma that hinted of gingerbread. Unique hop profile with a good malt backbone. Dry, lingering finish.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden and clear pour with white head. Smells nice and hoppy but the taste doesn’t back it up. A little too much malty taste for an IPA. Still a good beer.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice aroma, very crisp and not overpowering hoppiness. very drinkable with a good clean finish. Another winner from magic hat
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 What really set this apart from Magic Hat’s Blind Faith IPA was the lck of the typical roasted break taste of their beers. This had much more of a grapefruit flavor. The sour citrus notes were nicely complimented by the fresh tasting, bitter hops. Could have been a little stronger for a limited, speciality brew but this is nevertheless a solid IPA that’s isn’t run of the mill. I’d drink it again.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New bottle (12oz) just arrived in Maryland. Clear sparkling gold, creamy white head. Ultra fresh hoppy nose with notes of grapefruit, lemon rind, and spruce, with underlying tones of herbal earthy hops, slight hint of caramel. Citirc and earthy hop flavors dominate , but are followed up nicely with a light sweet malty note. Lighter side of medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying hoppy finish. Very nice session IPA in my book, and slightly underrated.....