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 ’cloudyness’ Resembles a dark belgian wit with the ’sea monkeys’. The flavor is all hops- could be better balanced. I’m curious what ht IBU’s are- ’cause this is a bitter as Stones Ruinatuion IPA
Aurelius (4939) - 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.
Delsym (41) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a damn good beer! Bought bottle in NJ (not available in GA - at least that I can find). Nice classic IPA orange/copper color, fluffy egg-white head, and zingy hop flavor, but not one that hits you over the head - more subtle. Definitely a grapefruitesque note in the palate. Try this beer!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out just like your average IPA, hazy orangish-golden little head but a fuzzy white rim around the glass. Aroma gives out a big hint of hops, grapefruit, pine, some malt but very mellow. Taste is similar but tamed, not big and boastful as you come to expect an IPA, very easy on the palate, but more on the bland side of things. Definitly something I would buy by the case if I was a lawn mower in a hot part of states with a permit to drink heavily while on duty. Overall just shy of average, but steady.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good ipa for the east coast....this would be good to drink when i am tired of stone ipa....it that could ever happen
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am a big IPA fan and this is my favorite beer. Yeah, there are more superior brews but for a session beer i’d consider it perfect. Smells super citrus-y, fluffy, gooey head, good lacing,
a bit hazy. Very bitter, all kinds of grapefruit, refreshing, light tasting, clean.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a huge IPA fan, but this one is quite good. blankboy says it right when he notes grapefruit--this is a bitter, citrusy IPA. Doesn’t rip your eyes out like the Ruinator IPA. It’s much gentler. Recommended.
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with an average size fizzy white head and some sediment. The fresh aroma of sweet malt and citrus hops is quite nice and pleasant. Taste is citrusy hops all the way -- very grapefruity -- with a touch of honey and sweet malt. But it’s mostly hops. Mostly. I found the aftertaste a little harsh, almost too citrusy. Very fresh and enjoyable IPA but avoid unless you’re a Hophead.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is grassy, piney, a little citrus, well balanced. Pour is a nice clear orange with a rocky head, at first... second half of the bottle made it much more cloudy. Taste at first was nice and bitter, very hoppy, lots of grapefruit and pine, but after the rest of the bottle was poured, the taste balanced out, with a subtle touch of sweetness.
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 12 oz donnée par un des mes oncles de passage dans la région de Nashua (NH). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et d’épices. Apparence: Couleur ambrée voilée. Forte présence de lie. Large col mousseux beige pâle. Forte densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse, d’épices et d’houblons. Long arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût d’épices. (Rating #313)