ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy aroma; somewhat perfumy, but nice. Fresh and floral. Clear amber body with a very slightly off-white head. Quickly, but not fully diminishing head. No lace. No haziness. First sip suggests more of an APA than an IPA. Second sip hops come through. This is a very drinkable and smooth IPA with exceptional balance. Whenver I saw the Nectar Ales before, I thought, perhaps subconsiously, that they were nectar or juice and stayed away. Looking for a new IPA six pack, I saw this and decided to give it a shot. Pleasant surprise. This is a session beer if there ever was one. Really good.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF-pours a thin offwhite head with orangy color. Aroma is light citrus hops-grapefruit, secondary malt. Taste is light citrus hops-grapefruit balanced nicely with malt. Smooth. Mild carbonation.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fiery orange-red body, thick off-white head, leaves nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruity and piney hops residues and toast. Flavor is a swirl of floral and citrusy hops, with a bitter, earthy finish. Creamy, soft.
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Good and crisp single IPA. I have had so many double ipa’s lately that a single was very light. Not to take that away from this, it tasting very fresh, and the hop was right up front just like I like a single ipa. Would order again.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear golden/orange hue with no head, smells like alc, weak on the hops, warming, not what I think of when I think of an IPA...
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 12 oz bottle via Liquid Solutions. Pours a clear amber with a small head. Nose is mostly orange and caramel. Taste is the same, with a somewhat hot acidic finish. Bittersweet honey/english hop aftertaste makes you long for the next drink. Medium body, lightly carbonated. ...a very good...no- a GREAT brew.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very good IPA and a new find for me at my local bar that specializes in craft beers. Nice orange color with a thin white head. Hops abound, this is a great beer for the style and one I will revisit.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a nice bubbly head. Sweet floral aroma with some citrus. Sticky sweet taste with a good grapefruit/orange hop bite. Lots of caramel malt, but a decent balance. Long grapefruit finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color – white frothy thick big bubble head – nose of nice bitter hopps , tobacco , grapefruit , floral , and slight various grains – taste of bitter hopps , resiny , floral , and citrus in the background malt – sour / acidic body – aftertaste slightly bitter with hopps and citrus lingering
thehinge (267) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has a big piney aroma.....love that. Pours a bright orange with an off white head. Lacing is plentiful. There’s not much to dislike about this IPA. Caramelly, fruity front end with a balanced, hoppy finish. Very good for the style.