jtw (1058) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005, 22 oz bottle, thanks to secret santa! a nice light amber, just like i like my IPAís, and a huge hops aroma of mostly cascades, but probably centennials too (the cascadesí bigger brother). really nicely balanced malt body, but otherwise i just wish there were MORE to it. still a great brew overall, thanks santa!
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 22oz bottle bought at Johnís Marketplace. Slightly hazy orange body with a creamy light tan head. The smell, of course, is the hook on this thing... so rich, creamy, lightly spicy hop cone explosion... itís a circus of sweet melon, spicy orange and pineapple and sweet lemongrass. The best IPA/IIPA nose Iíve ever had. First touch on the lips is lightly active, then more rotund and harsh across the middle, ending a little smoother than it suggests, with a residual sticky sweet honey and hop coating. Flavorwise it doesnít really blow me away - itís a little too caustic, and really the problem I have with double IPAs as a whole is the nails-down-the-throat abrasiveness.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 Shared with and courtesy of owner @ Najas. Poured a hazy amber with and orange tint and huge extremly long lasting off-white head. Huge hop aroma. Citrusy and earthy and even floral. Hop flavors through and through but has a very nice balance with the caramel malt. Long bitter dry finish. Very nice beer.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA from Moylans. More Hops than Moylander but similar. Bottled............................
rajendra82 (911) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bomber was traded to me by BA RedwoodGeorge along with its sister beer White Knuckle DIPA. This one was poured into a imperial pint glass for the purpose of the review, where it came of light copper in color, with a thick beige foam leaving gobs of lacing with each sip. Smell was subdued for a west coast breweries product, with more of an earthy English hop profile and some alcohol in the nose. Taste was bit too well balanced with the hops not quite having a knock back punch, and as a result sweet fruity malts being permitted to show off flavors of pear, pineapple, and mandarin orange. The hops that were present were more spicy and grassy than bitter. Mouthfeel was a little thinner than average, which might have been the result of the airy carbonation. Very drinkable and light DIPA had nothing particularly wrong with it, but I liked White Knuckleís take no prisoners approach to the style a lot better.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 Grapefruit, grassy, green, leafy, somewhat vegetal hop nose. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a low, fine bubbled, white head that recedes to cover with some nice lacing. Grassy, vegetal, grapefruit hops in the flavour with assertive hop bitterness and sweet, toasty supporting malt base. Medium light body is quite dry with very lively carbonation that prickles the tongue. Bottle sampled at DenverLoganís pre-GABF party 2005.
Resampled May-09 and score adjusted upwards though comments are largely similar. Still find it a bit vegetal and initial bitterness is quite harsh. Original score 7-4-7-3-14=3.5.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pine needles, like a Christmas with Bing Crosby, Itís beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. A swirl gives it a nice head. Red, cherry juice color, with brown. Classic big hop aroma, and the flavor, characteristically of such a concoction, is less interesting. Although there are pine vs. floral vs. citrus differences among hoppy beers, does one really need that to know what youíre going to get with a beer such as this?
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Darkefl! Pours a dark copper color with a silky, frothy off white head. nose is sweet grapefruit, lots of orange peels, and some caramel. Taste is malty and thick. Good amounts of caramel and some citrus notes as well. Finishes soft with almost no bitterness.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pine, hops, citrus aroma. Amber color. Definite "super hoppy taste." Not the best IPA Iíve ever had, but one worth having again.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bootopia. Aroma was awesome, sweet hops,pine and citric backed up with some nice toast malt. Pour was amber with a pillowy ivory head. Flavor really jumps at you as the hops really hit wave after wave, finishing with just enough malts to make a smile come to your face. Palate was nice finish was a nice citrus hop. Overall this was yummy.