DuffMan (5197) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold, average head. Fruity, bready aromas. Sweet hoppy palate, slightly bitter finish. I liked this, but it doesnít strike me as an IPA style. Interesting.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Clear yellow-gold with a thin fading head. Pale, slightly toasted malts with some buttery straw aromas. Papaya and woody hops as it opens, with some fruity (apricot) yeast notes. Prominent sweet malt and resiny, woody hops with mild fruity flavours in the end. Slightly spicy. Nice enough but really lacking any character, and I felt like this was unfinished, conceptually.
JoeMcPhee (7624) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy beer with suspended yeasty chunks. Pale yellow muddy colour with a thin white head. Fruity, juicy aroma, mango, papaya, and juicy fruit gum. Also an unusual concord grape aroma. A bit of wheay spice and honey flavour. The flavour is less impressive than the aroma, honey malt and light fruitiness. Yeast adds a touch of spice and dustiness. Light fruity finish.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2005 Bottled. Hazy pale yellow. Papaya aroma. Sweet and juicy with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. The malt profile is simple, and the hop rate surprisingly low, but still it manages to be pretty good.
vanvenlo (916) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 Nov-12. Need to rerate this beer, now that it has changed. 6 Feb 2005 - Slight sweet malt aroma. Yellow cloudy colour with an ordinary head and lacing. Heaps of pleasant bitterness with some nuttiness. Slight unpleasant aftertaste and a thin mouthfeel.
Lunkie (1174) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet hop malt aroma. Cloudy yellow colour with no head. Sweet malt floral flavour with a very long taste. Fizzy palate.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a pale yellow colour with a solid white head. Weak hop aroma doesnít bode well and taste isnít much of an improvement. Weak beer with only really mild hop flavour, not great.
MrDick (324) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not sure how this is labeled an IPA as itís a completely different type of beast. Pours a very cloudy, brackish, just-turned-on-the-faucet-for-the-first-time-in-mo light brown. The flavor is much closer to an wheat beer. Huh?!?
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale gold body with a compact lasting white head. Aroma of citrus hops and wet newspaper. Taste was pleasant, light hop bitterness, a little watery and thin in body but the hops do come through just not enough for my liking.
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy light gold; more wheat beer than IPA. Fruity, floral nose, yeasty?
Pretty tasty, more sweetish floral notes. Not particularly malty. Finishes ícorrectí with some hoppy traits and some bitterness but not quite the real deal. Certainly more varietal than from last yearís batch.