TheEvilTwin (13) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice IPA, I thought this was very well done. Nice Hop nose with a lingering flavor of citrius. Had on Tap at the Houston Gingerman.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Opal Divines. Pours medium orange with a small head. Has the standard IPA stuff going on here. The only negative was a bit of an off aftertaste, otherwise it was fine.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bitter End. Amber color with a white head. Taste is hoppy of course, with a tart and slightly sweet base. Im not a big fan of IPAs, thus Iím not a big fan of this. However for an IPA fan I can see nothing wrong with it.
ttrentham (1) - USA - OCT 17, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Knock you on your ass aroma. I smelled it and imagine rubbing my face in a vat of hops. Nice head. Good color. Great taste. A must for the hopheads. Since discovering it this past Thursday, Iíve been back twice for more.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Thanks again to brother Fly for the sampling of this uncommon beer!
Rating # 845
Showcases the intense hops as they prominently radiate from the pouring! A massive nose of hops, green hops, juices from the hopsack used in the dry-hopping! The lacing is marvelous; it sheets the glass on every side. Massive notes of pinesap and caramelized brown sugars; grapefruit and lemon zests, very spicy and cedar wood like, hints of guava and pineapple in the finishÖ. The body is bold and leathery and the finish is bittering and spicyÖ very dry!
This is an outstanding IPA!
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Agrred that the hoppiness is nicely restrained. Very mild and very drinnkable for this non-hophead.
Earlier Rating: 3/17/2005 Total Score: 4.1
Real Aleís best offering yet. Amazingly executed. Nice, big hoppiness without all that damn citrus. Yummy!!
Tejas (871) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2006 2nd time Re-rate. I have to give credit where credit is due. This keeps getting better every time I try it. Orangish bronze in color w/ a beige creamy head. Does leave some nice lacing. I donít think this is terribly hoppy at all. Reminds me of a hoppy pale ale moreso than an IPA. A bit chalky / soapy flavor w/ a dryish palate. A really quality everyday IPA but I still prefer Live Oak Liberation.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy as hell. Hoppy as hell. Hoppy as hell. Golden pour. White treacly head. Nose is massive hoppy hell. Massive. Dried apricots and bitter hoppy lemons. Flavors fall short of the nose. Dry bitterness. Amarillos donít shine through so much in the mouth. Dry malt and effervescent bubbles. Hops slice and donít sing. Good beer. Kind of like The Bitter Endís Chaos IPA.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark orange, light head, somewhat effervescent and bubbly. I have to say, this hit the border between "pale ale" and "knock the shit out of you with hops California IPA" pretty damn well. Lots of citric notes, floral aroma with hints of perfume. Little bit of sugar in the finish. I like!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Dark hazy ice tea shaded brown with a thin, dense off white head. Nose is magical-all smooth floral hops balanced just right. Soft mouthfeel. Very lively citrus taste. Hops are absolutley perfect. The citrus. zest, lemon, grapefruit, floral notes are perfectly represented and compiment each other. The bitterness is quite hidden for an IPA, but it is mostly on the back end. This is an almost flawless American IPA. WONDERFUL!