Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 12 oz bottle
Aroma / Appearance - An aggressive pour yielded a huge foamy bubbly head that lingered over the transparent hazel brown body. Scents of pine, spruce, citrus and banana cream presented themselves to my eager nose.
Flavor / Palate - A strong bitterness presents itself on the first sip with the taste of spruced hops. This bitterness stays around for a long time before finally fading; it feels like someone liquified tree bark and captured the woody tones. A grapefruit aftertaste caps a solid and enjoyable session beer. If I were a hophead, I might have enjoyed this one more.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Oz. Bottle. A high thin wafting away aroma of lightly creamed butter hops, with notes of stinging plants and light citrus. Pour of furiously bubbling light golden, with yellow fringes. A head of silky lacing white. Flavor packs a very respectable hop punch, with a one-two of rich fresh squeeze droplets of Yuzu and creamy candied background malts. In the hops, a good balance of the lighter more earthy grass varieties, mingled with an effervescent dose of floral citrus bouquet. Well done. The heavily offered light sweet malts, keep a clean crisp profile with an excellent body. In the palate, a crisp tartness followed by a chip of lawnmower bitterness. Finishes with light peach, however the grassy hops glower with a heavy bitterness that takes away on the smack. Overall, pretty darn good. Iím off to join the fellows on the bottle.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Cloudy orange. Very citrusy aroma. Flavor followed up with more citrus, grapefruit. Dry bitter finish. Enjoyable beer, Iíde like to try it on draft as I would all solid IPAs.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Julioís beer festival:orange body. Aroma is grapefruity and citrusy hops. Balance here was good. Not all that interesting, but no flaws.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at muddy river smoke house, portsmouth. Deep golden/orange with a long lasting medium head with good lacing. Aroma is big, and is of citrus hops and very earthy. Taste is of bitter hops up front with some sweet malt, and citrus flavors dominating throughout. Dry finish, with a good lingering bitterness.
maranello550 (3) - Kearny, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very decent IPA. Tastes of grapefruit. Very hoppy, good aftertaste. Good head that will be there till the end. All the flavor hides the ABV, so be careful! You wonít be disappointed with this one.
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, at a Smuttynose tasting at Charles Street liquor in Beacon Hill, MA. Fairly tranlucent orange body, good puffy white head on pour. Lots of lemon and orange zest in the nose with a hint of grapefruit. Body drank very light, weightless almost. Lots of bitter hops and strong pine needle flavors. Very dry aftertaste, not quite as bitter as I expected. The flavor seemed to wash down as quick as the beer. Loads of potential, but not much kick and not much staying power. Fairly average for a good IPA. I definitely recomend it, but not something to get too excited about.
joergen (22879) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange coloured with a white head.
Perfumed aroma of grape fruits and hops.
Flavour of grape fruits and hops.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange colour with a foamy white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma with a lemon citric note. Hoppy and fruity flavor with notes of pine. Dry and light citric finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanx to Thomas E. Orange colour with a big white head. Malty, pine tree, grape fruit aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry grape finish.