highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fierce, alcoholic Californian IPA (6.8%). Poured an amber colour, with a moderate head that laced well. Zinging aroma of gin and tonic and lemon cough drops, with an underlay of sweet spices. Oily mouthfeel. Full of lemony hops, with a classic US IPA bitter finish. Fiercely bitter. Plenty of warming alcohol. To be honest, I found this challenging until the hops had bludgeoned my palate into submission. By the end of the glass, I was a convert. (Bottle, 2001 vintage)
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 Great beer. Reminds me of SNPA but hopped up (no pun intended) on steroids. Very flowery bouquet of hops and pine also sweet and bitter. Complex but smooth . Very enjoyable.
Crockett (1081) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Hazy amber with a light tawny pour. Short but ver well lacing rocky white head. Hop flowers, grapefruit, salt water, toffee aroma. Hop juice, nutty malt, toasty. Very warming. Very green bitterness. Some molases and brown sugar. Finish smooths out, but still has a biting acidic long end to it. Very appetizing.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, shaker. Strong pine and citrus (grapefruit) hop aroma. Malt profile is of bread and grain. Rich copper hue with a nice, tight, creamy, white head that’s well lasting. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: a solid (and one of my favorite) IPAs.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brilliant amber in colour with an off white head and very nice lace. The aroma was a beautiful balance of piney hops caramel malt and cookies. The flavour had lots of hops, pine, grapefruit (lots), malt (cookie dough). Very well balanced, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a long hoppy bitterness. Thanks for the beer Rastacouere.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Not my hundredth beer. I found some missing notes to enter. I had this a couple months back. 2004 vintage. Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, sweet malt. Appearance: Very bubbly. Thick foamy head with good lacing. Off-white. Nice gold/copper color. Flavor: Bitter grapefruit, mild peatiness, orange-style (not taste) sweetness. A bit dry with a lingering aftertaste. Moderate palate that is sticky and very carbonated.
Resample: The flavor is a wonderous hoppy/malty taste that is very smooth and crisp. Refreshing and enjoyable.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Beautiful deep amber pour, nice white head. Aroma of piney hops. There is some malt sweetness. You can always tell a SN beer, they are all pretty similar in flavor. In any case, a tasty beer. And hard to beat $8 for a six pack of good, 6.8% IPA.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2004 was my first taste fo this beer. In the glass it is a nice copper color with a strong hops aroma. The hops also follow through to the palate settling on the center of the tongue. Definately another beer worth trying.
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This ale pours mirky, but the cloudy appearance leaves the ind on the first taste. The taste and aroma are pleasant.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a hazy cloud drifting in the beer. Good palate and a good balance between the malt and hops. I just love the long bitter aftertast.