fly (1369) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jeez - after being so impressed with their stout I was wondering if this really came from the same brewery. Not horrid, but very pedestrian. Seemed like a weird hop soda, which isnít bad, but sure as hell didnít blow my socks off. Murky and muddled and nearly comic.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow. Aroma is more like a pilsner than an IPA - did they use Saaz hops? In the mouth itís overwhelmingly bitter, and again reminds me of a pilsner. Itís really bitter and not much else. Some alcohol warming. Didnít really like this one.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poursa cloudy golden hue with a frothy slight off=white heas. Aromas of pine, citrus, a little cereal and a light toffee essence. Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied with flavors of cereal, honey with a decent bitterness. The thickness of this brew for an IPA is overpowering.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin aroma. First sip is aggressive raw hops that are so strong it makes the rest of the beer seem like water in the background. With successive sips a strong malt sweetness rises up to match the hops. The malt and the hops jostle back and forth in your mouth in a manner that reminds me of Scarlett Fire. Grapefruit character of the hops comes through in the finish.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a white head. Fruity citrus and summer fruit aroma with sweet malt backing. Citrus hops with a good malt backing - caramel and a bit of chocolate. Earthy hops and moderate bitterness. Easy drinking. Bit of a dry-hop grassiness.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a very drinkable brew. Hazy, pale amber in body with a with a ring-around-the-glass for a head, it has a pungent, earthy aroma atop some sweet caramel with traces of floral and orange zest. The flavor is also earthy with some sweet malt and old grapefruit peels. It finishes on a dirty, bitter note - not very pleasant.
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ipe (5) - USA - APR 16, 2006 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Harsher than other IPAs, with strong, overpowering alcohol and hoppy bite.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This IPA pours a cloudy orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is orange, citrus and a touch floral. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet, with lots of orange and citrus flavors. Hops are floral, a touch earthy and citrusy. Kind of mild for a west coast IPA, itís much more in the English style. Lively carbonation. Bitter without being aggressive. Smooth taste, it has an overall balance that is way to the sweet side. I donít know, but I like my IPAs to be a little bitter. Very drinkable IPA, if you can get past all that sweetness. It does hide the 7.5% alcohol fairly well; it is noticeable at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
ChillCoat (1030) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 31, 2006
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled. pours a murky copper color with an off-white head. Pine, roses and cereal aromas. Flavor tastes like burnt grain. Overly bitter...in a bad way.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Dirty golden, loads of sediment, moderate foamy white head, fairly nice lacing, little or no carbonation. † Somewhat harsh musty grain on the nose. † Astringent grapefruit rind and bitter grains on the tongue. † This one is quite brash. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Twangy biting citrus rind on the exit. † Not a lot of hop bitterness, but moreso astringent. † Lingering musty grains and cereal. † Blech... Thanks for the new label Bill!