Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is nice copper amber with a thin dense tan head that laced well...huge yeasties...smell is citrus and pine, but Iím getting a lot of bready sweet malt too...taste is slightly malty at first, but very strongly bitter...nice...
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is dominated by hops. Piney as hell. The flavor is full of strong bitter hops with a bit of a thin finish. Extremely piney beer. Iíd love to try a fresher version of this one.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice amber color with a big head.Very carbonated.Has a big citrus(almost orange)nose with a hop backing.The flavor is a great big hop blast that has a nice little malt backing.Great bitter finish,and man those hops stay with ya!Great IPA!
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Landmark 1850. Golden color. Smell of hops, spice and citrus. Great hop taste. Can also taste a little pine and orange peal. Dry bitterness at the end
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Tom (oldgrowth) for providing me with this one, something Ive wanted to try for several years, and I couldnt believe I missed it on my last trip to New England. Pours out golden with a chunky looking white head. Smells hoppy, and grassy. Fruity and sweet at the same time. Taste is refreshing, slightly bitter, grassy and malty to help balance it out. A really stellar IPA, one of the better ones I have had in quite a while. Thanks!
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavily carbonated, and unfiltered. Pours orangy in color, with a small white head. Very hoppy, with some sweet flavors. This is a good IPA.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Oh joy! Secret ingredient is celery-- you catch it in the nose. Piney hay twang. Really love the label. Great flavor but once or twice Iíve had a sip/bottle that seemed a touch watery/flat. There is junk in th trunk- little bits at bottom.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful amber. A bit cloudy - appeared to be unfiltered. Long lasting fairly small head. Great to look at. Pleasant flavor - not as bitter as most IPAís which I guess is a matter of taste as to whether you like or not. Good brew. Lively palate. Slight aftertaste. A good IPA.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and pine. Flavor is citrusy, carbonated, carmel malts, with a slitter bitter hoppy finish. Decent body, good brew.
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the_Epeeist for the trade. Large fluffy white head atop an incredibly cloudy yellow pour. Nose was thin in both the hops and malts departments. What little malt there was in the nose smelled considerably lighter that what I am accustomed to in this style. Not a condemnation, just different. The flavor shares the same departures from convention. I donít think there is any Cascade in here at all, and the malts just donít smell or taste like the roasty caramel or toffee you usually get in IPAs. What you get instead is a slight malt tone that is almost wheat, but a little wood chips or bark also. The hops are very aggressive, but more in the herbal and grapefruit way than piney Cascade. The body did seem a little thin. Although the attractive head remained, the carbonation beneath it began to subside after just a short time in the glass. I might have to try this one again sometime and reassess. Not unenjoyable at all, just a startling departure from the standard IPA mold.