blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Thaichile. Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a massive lasting foamy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of lots of citrus (oranges and grapefruit) and piney hops, a nice amount of peppery spices and toasty malt -- nothing out of the norm but I love that aroma: sweet, hoppy and spicy! Flavour of juicy, spicy hops (pine and citrus again) and toasted malt with a nice, long bitter finish -- quite tasty. Medium bodied. I really liked this, itís so easy to drink -- I easily drank a bomber of it and would happily have more.
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice body, hazy orangish colour, aroma is a bit hoppy. Has a mix of something in itís hoppy flavor, which gave it a bit of a different taste from your standard IPA, overall not to bad.
Arayaga2 (1946) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Hazy brow opaque liquid with big tan head, it smells floral, with a hint of malt. Malt is very prominent in taste... much more than I prefer, with the hops taking a bitter backseat. Not my favorite way to spend $8/22oz
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with tupalev, my bottle. Poured an almost murky deep orange with a huge, lasting foamy/fluffy tan head. Couldnít get much aroma off this initially, too much head, eventually an underwhelming dry, almost peppery hoppiness, with some grainy malt, it seemed a little papery. The taste confused me at first - I didnít get much malt, and the hops just seemed dry and bitter, but I was dehydrated, so when my taste buds adjusted I was left with a very nice solid toasty malt backbone, very juicy-sweet, and an excellent blend of resin and herbal hops - extremely bitter, but good, a long grapefruit pith bitter finish. Solid body, really solid, quite astringent, a nice shifting feeling on the palate as the juicy hops struggle all the way to the (ahem) bitter end - all said and done, a great drinkiní IPA, definitely not west coast though.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, his bottle. Dark hazy orange, gigantic frothy orange tinted head. Resiny pepper hops in aroma - thereís too much head to really get a sniff! Taste features lots of spicy hops, lots of caramel malt too. Very drinkable stuff here. Body is medium. Earthy quality here as well. Very long bitter finish. Nothing really blows me away here, except how freakin bitter this is, but it is well done and a solid IPA.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Clear, deep amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention and thick, creamy lace. Leather, perspiration, grapefruit and caramel in the earthy, spicy nose. The solid, caramel malt backbone is eclipsed by big, spicy, bitter hops. A hint of apricot as well. Full-bodied and creamy with medium carbonation. Lengthy, almost violently bitter finish. Truly tongue numbing.
Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, the hops bite with intense spice. This cloudy and dark copper IPA has a off-white sea-foam texture head with a pine/citrus finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My rating may be a bit biased due to disappointment. Went to Sly Fox (Phoenixville) for the first time after seeing that they would be offering their Simcoe IPA for a one day only. Sadly they were out of not only the Simcoe, but also the Palisade IPA that had been on special. Good to see that these are so popular, bad that the website was not updated to reflect this and that they didnít bother having enough extra on hand..........but back to the 113. Nice dark amber draught with pleasant hop aroma. Taste is good, but nothing special. Lacks the staying power of a well-hopped top-tier IPA. Good, but not great.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-pours a big, foamy to rocky tan head with copper/amber color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is biting citrus/medium hops with secondary medium malt, mellow. OK carbonation.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks go to willblake for this one! Brought this one to the Columbus gathering. Bright orange color with the standard white head. The aroma had both a good bit of citrus and malt to it. The flavor was similar, and a nice balance between the hops and sweet malt. Sweet in the fornt with a thin, butter finiish that sticks around rather nicely. Not bad.