ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle...Poured a burnt yellow, (very similar to a dark urine as said by MI2CA) with large white head. The head faded, but coverage remained due to the consistent carbonation. Aromas were very floral, with blueberry, hops and hints of citrus as well. Flavor was indeed very hoppy with hints of pine and some floral tendancies. Bitter finish. Very good IPA.
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this IPA almost as much as I love life itself. Would I subject myself to the supreme sacrifice in its name? No. It’s just a beer after all and not a country. However, it is really really good. Great hops in abundance, citrusy and floral, gotta love those Centennials! Good malt backing it up nice and strong. Nice to look at too in its hazy copper colored way.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Dank beer. That is how I would describe this stuff. Beautiful looking. Deep hazy copper orange color. Nice white head with lots of lacing. Very hoppy (good thing) with citrus and floral notes, maybe some honey. Nice clean finish. Recommended for you hop heads, this is one of my faves.
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 (5256) - 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 (3169) - 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 (1471) - 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.