Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, there is "the subtle malty sweetness," as the description says, but this brew is about the hops. Bright orange in color with a huge, rocky pale orange head, this exhudes grapefruit and orange zest hoppy scents. Itís got a solid caramel malt backbone, but that is continuously barraged by the hop bitterness. Having a long, bitter finish, this ale leaves my mouth watering for more.
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 On draft right at the brewpub, and this was pretty much as good as it gets. I like Stoneís IPA so darn much, and this is right there with Stoneís. I think being straight from the tap helps the ratings of great beers.
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow what a hop flavor to this beer. This was the way an IPS was supposed to be made. It hads the strong flavor but was able to go down smooth with out a huge after taste.
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a creamy, tantalizing head that unfortunately doesnít stay in full force. Mandarin-copper in color, it is very translucent. The hoppy flavor of this beer isnít as pronounced as the nose first suggests it will be. The taste is balanced and pleasant, but the after taste loses any note of malt presence then fades quickly. Good, but not as good as I remember it on tap at the Portland Spring Brew Fest this year where it was my favortie beer in show.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to SNOB for the bottle. Bronze-tinged gold color, medium white head, somewhat rocky. Sickly sweet Cascade citrus hop aroma. Some malty sweetness in the immediate nose, but such is crushed by Cascade flavors, predominately citrusy early on fading into a resinous character. Very resinous texture. Cloying bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is rather full for an ipa.
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear golden/amber with a soapy off-white head. aroma is all citrus hops. flavor is mostly a sharp citrusy hoppiness, with some sweet undertones. medium mouthfeel. a great hoppier ipa.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful fresh hop aroma, to full and rich to be classified an ordinary IPA, bold full hop taste, and you experience that fantastic aroma with each quaff,thins out a little in the middle,but keeps the nice hop edge right to the end
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big nose of citrus from the start. Huge white head on this copper colored ale. Nice touch of honey before the hops take over for the finish.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze with a light filmy head and lots of lace. Bitter and floral hops with some grape fruit. Slightly herbal. Strong bitter and herbal notes in the flavor. Some bubblegum. Tangy and bitter finish.
erasmus (1) - USA - FEB 12, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You donít just drink this beer, you experience it. Amply hopped with a refreshing citrus aroma, it combines drinkability with potency.