ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Pours golden amber with big creamy head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Flavor is grapefuit and some malt, fairly dry, and bitter. Long finish, medium body.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Gingerman NYC. Very nice IPA with a delicious hop and a decent enough malt backing. My only complaint is that it was overly dry and therefore slow to drink. The flavors were much more alive than in the bottle...last third was spent wondering what to order next from the 70 taps...
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-04, draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 8-5-7-5-15=40
Hazy deep blond color; creamy head; sticky lace. The aroma well mixes quality hops and some malt sweetness; the fruity side includes oranges first, and light grapefruit too. Correct body, with strong dry toffee flavor; the mouthfeel is quite smooth; the bitterness is very high, and the hops brings in a lot of resins first, but also bitter oranges. Very solid and powerful IPA, full of character.
2005-09-25, bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 7-4-7-5-14=37
Amber color. The aroma has some nice hops and some Fragola grape touch. Medium body, strong bitterness, well hoppy, aromatic European hops as well… Very long final, a bit dry.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with a small white head. Nice citrus aroma, with grapefruit dominating the nose. Light to medium bodied. Smooth texture with grapefruit, citrus, and a touch of sweet malt. The finish is a good lingering bite of hops. It’s everything I like in an IPA.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a good citrus aroma. Cloudy copper body with decent head that left decent lacing. Citrus grapefruit flavor with hop bite and some sourness. Good enjoyable beer to have after a hard days work.
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. After the restraint of the Berkshire Lost Sailor tried immediately before, this one is a much more full-on experience. This is certainly no shrinking violet. Hops imbue every element of this beer. Massive grapefruit aroma. Bags of obvious Cascade. More grapefruit (leaves this time) in the palate. Quite sharp. Nor exactly subtle but very impressive.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice orange color to it. has some citrus flavors to it. the right mixture of bitterness and sweetness to it.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from dirtymike. Pours slightly viscous, with a sunset-orange hue. Small ivory head. Aroma is a combination of grapefruit and herb. Flavor is a dash of grapefruit, orange, and a touch of tangerine. The hops bite is a bit subdued, but it is there. Alcohol is hidden quite nicely. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but coats nicely. A pleasant brew.
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep orange pour with foamy, if a bit small, head. The aroma was intense with citrus, mainly grapefruit so I was expecting a strong sweet undercurrent to the hops. Not so. The flavor is strongly of bitter grapefruit with a hint of sweetness for balance. There is also a nice, crisp mouthfeel. and medium body. Thought this a nicely balanced IPA.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy medium orange yellow with suspended particulates. Large rocky white head. Sweet floral and citrus notes, probably Amarillo, in the aroma. Piney and floral hop character up front. Subdued slightly by sweet and smooth malt undertones. Residual bitterness and some astringency in the finish with tinges of caramel malt. Mouthfeel is very smooth, almost creamy.