ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA hits all the right notes, very hoppy, very floral, very distinctly flavored. Very well done IPA, one of my favorites now. The bottle art is absolutely great too. A must try for hop heads, and a must try for any beer lover.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 I had been looking forward to trying this one as I had heard good things about this company and I am a big IPA fan. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy orange color with multiple floaters and a small white head. The aroma is strong grapefruit, pine and fruit cocktail. The flavor is surprisingly dry given the sweetness of the aroma. There are strong grapefruit and pine elements to the flavor. The malt balance is a bit lacking and this ends up being a good IPA but not one of the best.
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased as 12 pack; bottled 6/05 per label. Has LOTS of unappealing chunks floating around...I E-mailed the brewery to see if this is an acceptable flaw, or if I should return the suds to the store for refund--they did not respond. Tastes alright, but I would not serve it to anyone else, as it would probably gross them out.
leaparsons (8032) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, GBBF 05. Golden orange with a small head. Aromas are sweet caramel malts with lots of very floral, spicy hops - spiced oranges comes to mind. Flavours are bitter grapefruit and orange pith with a caramel base hiding behind the hops. Spices on the finish - as if it has been mulled. Very decent.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange/tan color. Very citrusy nose with hints of cut grass. Clean, crisp hoppy flavor - lots of hop flavor to chew on.
DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GBBF 05. Golden/orange beer, with a loosely bubbled head. Nice aggressive hoppy beer. Drinkable and fluctuates with a sweet and sourness. Falls off a little on the finish, but still very good.
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 [bottle] Bright golden color. Aroma is citrusy with a nice bright hoppiness. Good, solid malts. I think this is unbeatable when fresh. Probably one of my favorite beers, ever.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled in May 2005
Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Some lacing, not much. Smells of citrusy hops, grapefruit, lime and orange rind. Some hints of tangerine.
Taste is bitingly bitter/lightly sweet citrus hops. Hops explode on the tongue. Some crisp pale malt. Orange rind and grapefruit. Mouth is crisp with a long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Orange rind is prevalent. Well-crafted, it all works nicely together. i could drink these all night long. A very good IPA. If avaialable here in ATL it would be in my regular rotation...
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Unclear. Off white dense head. Floral, hoppy and fruity aroma Dense. Very floral and flowery flavour. Is sweet and fruity. Has a nice dry bitterness in the end with a light sweet touch.
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense GBBF 2005. A bright vibrant orange coloured beer. The aroma is lovely hoppiness with oranges and grapefruits. It grabs you from a distance saying smell me, drink me. The taste also has good lip pursing hops and dry grapefruit flavours. A really good IPA.