footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks? Hazy golden brew with big bubbled foamy head.This is a great little IPA I tell ya’.Nose is almost like a Dbl IPA but not over done like some IIPA’s.Very nice aroma of hops: Piney,grapefruit and damn nice.This is one of my favorite IPA’s.Thanks to Slob for this.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy orange/amber pour supporting a sturdy white head with good lacing. Fruity aroma of apricots, grapefruit, malt and a little spice. Well balanced flavors of grapefruit, summer mellons and sweet malt with a solid hoppy bitterness. Finish is near perfect - a little oily but still clean, dry, bitter and just a little sweet. I ignored this IPA far too long but now it has a permanently reserved spot on the IPA shelf of the fridge.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and hoppy aroma. Pours amber with a generous head that sticks around for a little. Creamy mouthfeel that rolls the hops across the toungue. Bitter finish that is a bit dry. Just a touch of an alchohol taste to the end.
Braudog (5453) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 On draft in Williamsburg VA. Yellow-gold with a beauty of a head, almost like a creampuff. The bartender said I got the first glass from the keg. Nice blossomy aroma. Beauty of a tart mandarin citrus flavor, light and sweet, with a tangy finish. Superb.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Some solid residues noticed in the pour. Aroma is malty and citrusy, but in tastingthe malts die out quickly and the finish has a solid bitter kick. This is a very drinkable, well-considered IPA.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy peachish color. Fair white head fades moderately and leaves some lacing. Aroma is slightly skunked and lacking in hops. Taste is a touch resinous, slightly acidic. Not a very nice mix of malt and hop. I am hoping that this is a bad bottle.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 Pours a nice orange cloudy head with good lacing at the top. The head is creamy and stays that way. Very nice aroma with citrus, malts, graitfruit, apricot and a bit of orange. The malts are quite pleasant in this beer. The taste has the Pale Ale in it with more hops added to it. There is more citrus and more sweetness as well. The finish is a little bitter, but not too bitter. This is an excellent IPA.
joeyplush (626) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice pour with a good head, orange/amber color but very cloudy -lots of suspended particles. Taste is not incredibly hoppy, and has several hints of fruit. This could be a great bear if they could clean up the appearance.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Besides the fact that Smuttynose has amazing pictures on their labels, it turns out they make some damn good beers too.
I was thinking this would be a typical yellowish IPA without much malt flavor. I was dead wrong. This is a serious beer, nice cloudy beautiful orange-brown with deep citrusey malt flavors and more hop flavors than you can identify in your mouth at one time. If the apocalypse comes, I will have 10 cases of this stuff in my fallout shelter.
tobias (199) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: pous a golden straw color. murky. the yeast made this beer looklike a snow globe. pleasnt citrus aromas. nice malt base up from with a resiny ciitrus hop bite on the end. hop flavor was a little lacking. could have been and old bottle. would like to try again.