JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nectar hit my nose as soon as I popped the cap. Pours a gorgeous ruby-orange, dark for an IPA. Head is buttery, yellow-white, thick. Aroma is heavenly, sweet, nectar-like pine, pineapple, peach and melons. Taste is likewise at first with sweet fruit malt caressing the taste buds before the sizzle of the hops begin. The hops are not over done and match very nicely. Theyíre the slight spicy, vegetable variety. Enough to dry the tongue, but not destroy it... just a little toasted in the finish. Great beer! Purchased at Normís Beer in Vienna, VA
FROTHINGSLOSH (5782) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 This one came to me in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel color with a very creamy medium sized yellowish head. The aroma is strong with grapefruity hops. There is a strong grapefruit flavor with light sweet malts underneath. The balance is not too bad but the hops really dominate. Still not as good as the Double Barrell.
Baler (7) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Bottled as IPA Nectar. Pours amber with a floral/pine aroma. Taste starts with light hoppiness mixed with malt heft, smoothing out into Cascades tang. Full yet crisp mouthfeel is possibly the most satisfying part of the beer. Perfect with spicy fish or chicken.
Bockyhorsey (2611) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a floral aroma. Amber body with off white head, some lacing. Had a flavor of fruit ( grapefruit ). Cool and crisp on the palate a refreshing beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Amber pour with a medium sized head. Floral hops dominate the aroma along with sweet grains. A very well balanced IPA but Iím not crazy about the type of hops used.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clear coppery-amber color with a large off-white head that diminished mostly. Aroma improves as it warms, with sweet caramelly malts and lots of lovely hops giving a citrus and pine character. Starts sweet ends bitter just like I want in an IPA, rich malts and a bit of spice fill the middle but Iím disappointed a tad by a somewhat metallic flavor in the finish. Medium body and gentle carbonation. This is a good, servicable IPA overall.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured an orange-copper body with a brief-lived, modest head. The aroma is hps - floral with light pine and orange. Light to medium bodied, itís got a sweet malt taste atop which is some rather modest (for an IPA) hopping of the above listed types. The finish is mildly bitter and fairly short-lived. This is kind of an IPA Lite.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 (Bottle)Pours a tasty looking dark brownish/redish amber with medium off white head. very nice fresh aroma with some floral in it. Has a nice but not overpowering sweetness to it and it still maintains the bitterness of an ipa. I love the cascade hop finish on this beer. It also has a semi toasty flavor to it which is nice. After taste its really nice.
Itís balanced pretty well i must say but it could still be tweaked alittle i think. Its not an alesmith by any means but it undoubtably a good tasty ipa.
jasonp (1562) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled as IPA Nectar. Beautiful glowing clear fiery amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy cascade hops. Flavor has notes of grapefruit, pine, citrus, pineapple, cascades and caramel. Pleasantly sweet, bitter aftertaste, but not harsh. Very well-balanced. Medium body with a soft texture and subtle carbonation. Some lacing left on the lower half of the glass, great head retention. Very nice IPA.
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A floral and moderate hop aroma of citrus. Orangish brown hue with a little swirl of some of the brewers yeast through out the body. Head was firm at first but retreats to a flat line of white foam and tiny bubbles. Somewhat metallic and sensing a syrup like taste. Flavor is of hops, grapefruit, sugar, honey and touch of malt. I liked this more than the other nectars i tried.