oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2006 Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a bitter finish.
Reid (2337) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is a deep, dark golden almost amber in colour, with a nice bubbly, chunky light tan head.
Great aroma of spicy, citric hops! Refreshing.
This is definatlly a hop heads IPA, even by Pacific North West standards this is full of the grapfruit like flavours of hops. The malt really doesnt get a look in in this one..so its hops all the way.
Good on the tongue, quite refreshing and not to thick, great aftertaste, that goes on and on.
Good drinkable hoppy IPA, would definatlly have another..and another..and another :-)
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This is a great all around IPA. The color is an murky orange-brown with an off-white head and spotty lacing. The aromas are grapefruit rinds and junipers. The taste is wonderfully bitter and hoppy and you can detect the flowery nature of the hops in the top back of the throat. The carbonation is normal and the feel is thin and delicious.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lemony orange sweetness on the aroma. Copper/amber in color with decent head and some lacing. Luscious body - very thick and well constructed malt base. Some cereal and some lightly toasted sweet flakes. Lots of basic C-hops, the usual suspects - lemon citrus, but well balanced. A great IPA quaffer. Thanks André.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a thin white head. Citrus hop aroma. Citrus hop flavor with some sweet malt/caramel backing. Lingering bitterness.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deeep,rich bronze color with a dense, whipcream head. Aroma of sulphur, bubblegum, and passion fruit. A bubblegum-like flavor I often attribute to a combination of very hard water (sulphate) and ale yeast fruit. Some viscosity from the malt and a solid, long acidity into the finish with a tropical fruit flavor.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Well done IPA. Medium amber in color, clear. Scant white head forms but remains for the duration. Some lacing left behind. Aroma is rich in malt and hop. Grapefruit and other citrus aromas mix nicely with a caramelly sweetness. Medium bodied. Well balanced with hops providing a nice long lived effect. Nicely done.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer pours an orangey amber color with a razor thin white soapy head and little to no lacing. The aroma is unbelievably sweet for an IPA... Tangerines, nectarines, malts... but where are the hops...surprising sweetnesses and very floral. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, fairly dry and mildly bitter. Strangely enough once again, more malt than anything. Significant amounts of fruit....tang, tangerines, oranges, florals, citrus and cardboardy sticky malts. Some hints of pine and grass, but very weak. Might as well label this what it really is.. an American Pale Ale. Dry, sticky, cardboardy astringently bitter finish...acceptable session beer, but not my cakewalk.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeah, not bad. Rich and strong in hops, and not bad overall. What else can you say? If you’ve been on this block a while, you know your IPAs from your sidewalk chalk.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour gave tons of head. Aroma has some odd spice notes, almost soapy. Flavor is also somewhat soapy, not very india of a pale ale. I should have passed on this one.