PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich floral aroma, spice around the edges. Light caramel notes. Pure amber color with full fluffy and rocky beige head. Rich peppery and herbal hops in the palate. Tingly hop presence but coupled with a nicely smooth full malt palate. Caramelized malts dominate the middle with only a light bitterness in the finish. A general acidic earthiness skirts the sides of the tongue. This is my ideal IPA.
ads135 (2911) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good red IPA. Floral and piney aroma. Complimentary bitterness and sweetness and beautiful red color. Tried in Juneau on the wharf after the 4 IGERT workshop.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice super tall head.Darker amber color.you can smell the hops on this one from 2 feet away,This is going to be an adventure.Some what sweet aroma,super hoppy,Possibly a slight hint of citrus.Damn the head just wont die down.I'll have to chance a foamy mustache.Mild malt taste.This baby is hopped to the max.Theres a faint sweet taste at the beginning then bang the hops kick you in the A..,strong and bitter.This brew would be a hop heads dream,me not being one of them can only imagine.Very nice bitter hop after taste that last's.what a brew is all i can say.
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a pleasant surprise in my care package from slikwily! I believe this is my highest rated IPA, which is my favorite style. Has a rich, hoppy aroma; fragrant and somewhat floral. Huge large bubble, frothy head that lasts and lasts. Beautiful amber body. Excellent lace. Flavor is nice and hoppy. Rich and full-bodied. Improves as it warms. My buddy said they make pretty good beer up their in Alaska. I'll say.
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great ipa. The cascade citrus hop flavor dominates the taste even with the strong bitterness. Great body and head along with a wonderful malt flavor. Mouth feel is great enough to warrant mention. Had to bring a bottle home of this one. Wonderful ipa.
zaschell (14) - , Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a bottle of Sockeye Red IPA at the specialty beer store nearby. First thing I noticed was a really nice head--got nice and chunky and an inch above the rim of the glass. The aroma was a nice standard hoppy IPA, but quite strong. Same for flavor--a little hoppier than an average IPA.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2005 2003 bomber. Nice medium dark reddish-amber with some swirling oranges and dark golds. Bottle conditioned, humongous persistent sticky white head. Wonderfully resinous smell, very juicy and floral. Chinooks meld well with the cascades creating a hops aroma that is neither too dominant on spiciness or citrus. Flavor is equally juicy, bursting with hops, huge alpha content, floral, sweet and lightly toasty. Bitterness is high but well-balanced by malt. Very solid offering, nice change of pace back to the traditional American IPA (Ive been getting tired of fuggles lately). Lingering sweet, almost fruity finish and aftertaste. Low acidity, very creamy palate.
2004 bomber Still as good as I remember. There’s just something about Red IPAs and Double Reds that I really like, oh wait, it’s the balance. Imagine that. (I also like cascades and centennials, yes I’m boring).
JRBowie (18) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours up with a healthy white head. Golden redish hue with sweet lingering arroma. This beer will give you long lasting beer breath do to the HOPPPPPSSSS. Ah that was good.
DuffMan (6662) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful burnt orange, thick white head collapsing to little marshmallow islands, leaving thick ropey lace. Big fresh fruity aromas of grapefruit, blood orange, and subtle sweet malt. Generously malty, and equally generously hopped with massive cascade citrus and passionfruit flavours and a long bitter finish. This IPA strikes the perfect balance between maltiness and hoppiness without tipping either way (not too sweet, not too astringently bitter). The best IPA I’ve had in a long time. Shared with Parksy.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by coyotehunter. Body is a lovely copper with a tan head and aromas of pine, lemon, grapefruit a little caramel. Flavor is frickin dynamite in a bottle. Hops and hops with just enough malt to keep it all in check. Finishes with a brisk pine and grapefruit bitiness. Thanks Matt!!!!