Aubrey (3491) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Deep golden-orange hue. Smooth palate. Sweet-smelling nose filled with pine. Sweet, sugary malts. Bready, earthy and yeasty. Subdued hop bitterness in its seemingly English slant, but big pine. RERATE: Sudsy head. Golden color. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Caramel-flavored malt, but without much sweetness. Quite a bit of bread dough, too. Hops were drastically underwhelming, with muted flowers and snuffed-out grass and pine. Hint of lemony citrus in the background. Drinkable, but not exciting at all. Plus, a bit flat and one-dimensional with a cloying stickiness.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light Orange. Strong, floral, resiny hops in the nose giving scents of pine, spruce and grapefruit along with a slight hint of caramel and toffee. An onslaught of hops and not much else. In a way, East Coast hoppiness with a West Coast feel. Floral hops with a hint of grapefruit and pine. Solid, biscuity malts. Medium bodied. A pleasure to drink.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2004 Bottle from Wohlfs: Cloudy dark orange with zesty hop nose. Very nice medium body that carries with it a lot of taste. starts with some zesty hops and goes through some biscuity to grainy malts before finishing with a nice birst of citrus. Nice zesty aftertaste, too. Well done!
Pailhead (5747) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Nice hoppy sweet grapefruit aroma. Pours a cloudy orange with a minimal white head. Lightly malty with a grapefruit hop finish. Well balanced IPA. No real strong lingering hop aftertaste. It is there, but it’s very quick and mild.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks TannerTavernboys and Fly for scoring me bottles of this. Bright metallic-orange body with all sort of chunky satellites and suspended meanies and a thin greyish white head. Nice fruity aroma of nectarines, grapefruit, and a cheesy but enticing funk. Bitter, juicy fruit flavor. Like eating a fistful of hops and orange wedges with the peels still on. Medium body with a dry, resinous feel. This is a ballsy IPA that I would be happy to have regular access too.
Imbockinsxtx (81) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like any other Saint Arnolds beer, a bronze coloured beer. This brew is a somewhat malty and very hoppy beer. There is some grapefruit flavour to it and a good taste overall. I enjoy the flavour. Salud.
boto (1965) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: This one pours a cloudy, orangish-golden color. There was a very small head that went away immediately. There was no lacing. The aroma is dominated by grapefruit hops. There may be a hint of pininess there also. The taste is good, but doesn’t quite elicit any raves. A decent hop presence in the taste, but not much else. Some maltiness. OK, but not really one to search out.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, orangey and piney aromas. Hazy orange, pours a small cream head. Full hops flavour, plenty of orange, followed with a solid malt backbone. Medium bodied, really well balanced and hoppy. Wonderful!
Thanks again to wohlfs and rudolf!
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks kevin! / but egh, decent beer. not an ipa to me... in a blind taste test, i’d rate it as a pale ale. it’s soft, subtle... but nothing more. just a poorly thick ale. should be thinner, sharper, and more distinct. ’tis not. it’s pretty much a light apricotish flower thing, and a dash of spice. BAM! like that.
flemdawg (543) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangeish yellow color with a white head that was not all that big. A fair amount of lacing as well. Grapefruity piney hop aroma. Also cherries maybe and some malty sweetness I believe. A nice balance of the bitter, grapefruit rind hops and the sweet, but not too sweet malts. Thanks to Louis for sending me this top notch IPA.