jdjuice (369) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice beer. Pours gold and cloudy, looks like a belgian style ale. Very hoppy nose, very hoppy flavor with a very sneaky sweetness that is quite enjoyable. Nice long finish, a high quality beer.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral aroma with a good amount of head. Cloudy gold in color. Typical IPA flavoring with a good amount of bitterness. Not an outstanding IPA but certainly better than the commercial levels of the style.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Cloudy orange color with a frothy white head. Fairly hoppy aroma with a grapefruit hops flavor. 8/4/7/3/16/3.8
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Slightly hazy golden body with a large frothy off white head. Huge catty simcoe aroma with a pale malt background. Huge floral and resiny hop flavor with a pale malt background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.8/3/8/3/16/3.8
CStar17 (14) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Totally awesome IPA. Love the label. Pours lilke ditry golden dishwater with a creamy head. Tingles on the tongue million bitter hoppy explosions. Very smooth clean finish.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy orange-hued body with a wisp of white head. Lemon and sugar cookie aroma with orange highlights. Big grapefruit hop flavor - resinous rind and dandeion leaf. Thereís no pronouced sweet background, the dandelion seems to satisfy the balancing act. Perhaps a bit of crystal malt. Medium mouthfeel with a light zip. This is a really typical but also really good-tasting IPA.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Pours to a glowing golden orange body with a creamy white head. Excellent lacing. The aroma is hoppy with fresh lemon cookies and light oranges. Could almost be confused for a lemon filled donut. The flavor is lemons, oranges, and bitter malts. Kinda hard to describe in overall taste but it is quite different than other IPAs. Iíd almost call it bitter and citrusy malts than hops. They blend so well. It must be all the Simcoe hops... also, they say they use Santiams hops. Iíve never heard of them, but the beer tastes good. The palate is medium bodied with a noticeable hop feel. This is a good beer. Thanks Smuttynose!
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange/slight amber with an off white lacing head and small floaties. Aroma of pine, citrus (mostly oranges), just a great overall hop aroma. Flavors of the same with a great malt balance. A very solid IPA.
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy orange colour with a small head which quickly changes to a ring. Some sediment. Good aroma and overall appearance. There are a lot of hops in here. My only compliant is that there may even be too many hops.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2005 strong fruity hop aroma - i mean really strong. Appearance loses a point because of the ícloudynessí Resembles a dark belgian wit with the ísea monkeysí. The flavor is all hops- could be better balanced. Iím curious what ht IBUís are- ícause this is a bitter as Stones Ruinatuion IPA
Aurelius (4497) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stock, hoppy PA aroma. Lightly hazy, orangey gold. Hoppy, pretty clean. Hops build, not too sweet, some crackery notes. Sturdy mouth, long finish with very light diacetyl. On tap, Blind Tiger, NYC. HHR 4th trip.