MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz - Has a weird astringent smell mixed with a floral hop undertone. Poured a huge head over a urine yellow body. Flavor is soapy and bitter. Not sure if I got a bad bottle, but this one is not high on my list.
Suttree (5190) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice session IPA - Orange gold, with a sizeable white head. Big pine & grapefriut aroma, which are big players in the taste, as well. Smoky, dry finish, long, sticky aftertaste. Nice beer. Thanks to Springslicker for sharing this one.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Jsquire for providing this one!
The Mad Hatter pours a bit lighter in color than most IPAs, being a dark yellow under a white head.
Pleasant citrusy aroma scented with pine. Smooth pleasant bitterness from start to finish in the flavor. Good solid everyday drinker.
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. good apa with loads of citrus and hoppy flavor and aroma. good smooth palate and enjoyable beer. very easy drinking beer.
wxman (1450) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium amber color with nice head retention. Quite hoppy, but not over the top with a mild sweet malt taste that’s almost honeylike. Hops linger on the palate long after the swallow. Very pleasant and refreshing.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured out slightly hazy amber with about a 1-inch head. It left good lace around the glass as I drank it and a bit of head stuck around for a while. Aroma was hoppy with plenty of citric and floral notes. There was also a bit of sweet caramel detected, as it got warmer. The taste starts with a bit of bready malt upfront before the citric and piney hops take over added a nice bitterness. Aftertaste was a bit bitter sweet with notes of pine and caramel as it went down. Body is about medium with a nice prickly bitter feel to it as the hops go over you palette. Pretty well balanced and still hoppy IPA, you bet this is some very drinkable stuff. Another nice brew I would have often if it were available in the area, thanks to BuckeyeNation for the chance to try this.
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - MAY 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet hop scent. As I closed my eyes I could swear that there is a faint aroma of cotton candy. Nice burnt-tan color. Head is a little bit weak. Carbonation is not very strong. Pretty good IPA.
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alefest ’05 - Good solid IPA. Flowery bitterness in the finish. Less malt than many of this style.
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Hazy, light amber ale. Citrusy, piney nose with a touch of caramel. Well-balanced flavor with a heaping dose of pink grapefruit and dried, brown pine needles. Light to medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, moderately bitter finish. Refreshing, but too thin. More malt, please.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great looking beer with a rocky almost-white head atop a hazy, copper body... and a bizarre layer of clouds hanging just below the head. Heavy sweet-tart hop aroma with apples and honey. Light malted quality as it warmed. Flavor started very sour and bitter with more apples & honey and a nice, dry but stale hop finish.
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