badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold color with a thin head. Aroma was hard to pin down, but straw and hay came to mind. Turned moldy in the taste. More like a watery saison than IPA. No bitterness.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky light amber pour with a huge white head that takes a long time to diminish. Smells too yeasty and not hoppy enough. Slight hop flavor very light and fluffy in the mouth. Aftertaste is negligble what there is, is piney hops. Initial taste is also somewhat sweet a trademark of IPAs made by british breweries (at least as far as I can tell).
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed golden color with a full head of light cream foam. Heavy woody yeast seems to control the aroma. There are some nice light orange and apricot sidebars but the wood and yeast always seem to come back. Smooth but there is a light thin feel toward the end. MIld light caramel and vanilla with a touch of orange peel and mild pine wood. Seems to get thinner and sweeter as it gets warmer. Does not have the real maris otter malt malt flavors I look for. Another average, at best, Ridgeway brew.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a small white head. Floral hoppy aroma and a light sweet malty, dry hoppy, pinetree taste. Medium body with a light sweet dry finish.
joergen (18875) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head.
Aroma of malts, hops and pine needles.
Perfumed flavour of pine needles with notes of malts and hops.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, nice foam. Green hoppy aroma, a bit metallic. Good mouthfeel, quite round and some malt, plus caramel and a strong bitterness, with herbal aromatic hops. Strong but balanced final. A good example.
PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods, Baton Rouge, La. - 500 ml bottle. Nice,cloudy murky light orange pour with a extra fluffy white head, thick, sticky lacing. Clean, fresh aroma, with some faint citrusy notes, very lemony. Excellent bitterness, nice departure from the onslaught of west coast hops that American IPAs tend to have. Good malty back end with some nuttiness and a trace of caramel. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Very good - better than expected.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, 500 ml. Pale gold colour with bubbly white head. Good hoppy dry palate, with a juicy sharp citricity. Nicely turned out with a full finish and dry bitterness. Enjoyable bottled beer which suggests it is purely for export on the label.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle - thanks to slob for this nice little import! Pours golden peach color with a large and foamy off-white head that diminished to a creamy skin on top. Aroma is nice with fruity malts - a bit of peach and citrus - and lots of floral and herby hops giving that slightly dusty note that I associate with British IPA’s. Flavor is good, lightly sweet and bready upfront, then quickly followed by tart citrus, bitter grassiness and a dusty metallic finish. Light body and assertive carbonation. Quite pleasant overall.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 31, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze with a giant bubble bath looking white head. Aroma is dry floral/grass hops. The aroma itself is so dry it almost makes my throat hurt. Body is highly watery. There is little flavor to this one. Hoppy floral/grass finish. Not nearly as dry as the aroma indicated.