stowenbrau (4) - Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Short beige head, alluring golden color, hops smacked me before i even hit took a real whiff, aroma was great predictor of taste but it is not overly bitter despite preponderance of hops as the malt balanced it pretty well, great smooth mouthfeel and delightful long, fruity and piney finish, i did enjoy, very different from the harpoon IPA iím most familiar with
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from brickskeller (2005). aroma is citrusy, hoppy. color is light clear amber. flavor is at once malty but is quickly obscured by piney hops. not great, but not awful. just a bit too piney for my taste.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am not a hop head, but the light brown body and white head was a good start. The nose was hops, of course. Taste was hoppy and bitter, but more balanced and pleasant. Good stuff.
ClarkVV (4855) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hello Pennsylvania! On draught at Parrish Cafe, 3/31/05. Soft, honey and copper-toned orange body with a large and lasting light beige head. Mostly clear, though some chill haze to start. Smells of floral notes, light citrus (orange zest, sweet lemons, limes), a bit of honey. Colombus hops are pretty hard to go wrong with for an IPA, it seems. Iím not getting much marris otter out of the nose. Flavor begins muted and easygoing, with a lightly dry bitterness from the hops softly asserting itself throughout the entire experience. Some slight caramel and toffee, or maybe Iím just imagining that. Anyways, a good enough body to keep it drinkable without being too watery. A bit of dry, paperiness on the end, with a little prickliness from the alcohol and malt earthiness. But itís mainly just a fluffy, lightly sweet, modestly hopped ale, that passes from memory quite easily. . .
PhatB420 (792) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
hints of an orange cascade of decadent colors flashing in different directions rushed the eyes as this beer is poured. down the hatch is a rush of a beautifully mixed brew of hops and precise bitterness that leaves you wanting no less of a awesome beer. great taste for the mountaineer resting from his long and extended adventure.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange color body with a few bubbles but not much for head. Aroma is citrus and piney hops. Nice hoppy flavor. A little weighted but not bad. The finish is great!! Overall, nothing really special.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Also part of a summer sampler this bottle offers a beautiful label by Scott Mouse. This was my favorite of the sampler. Not overwhelming in the use of hops the bite comes across milder than what you would have expected. Very delicious and very much enjoyed.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/4 pint bottle.
Pours out a hazy amber. Which has been said before, so its true. Took a whiff, hey there hops howís it goin? It really is light on the malt but not so bad. Could benefit from a little more malt, Iíll agree but Iíd be a liar if i said I wouldnít drink a few of these now and then.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Hazy amber orange color with a medium white head. Citrus and pine aroma, hoppy. Over this beer is out of balance, sticky hop syrup and layers of pine tar. Unpleasant bitter finish, light on the malt as well. Overhopped, undermalted.
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.