SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from PineyPower. Thanks Dean! Pours a deep amber color with a small off white head. Nose is thick and malty, lots of caramel. Taste is thin at first, then a big blast of hops and caramel spew out, followed by a bitterness and a dryness upon swallowing. Some light dry notes of citrus remain in the mouth.
drfabulous (4628) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quality IPA. Enjoyed at a bar in Syracuse. Not the best I’ve had, but nice hops and worth the taste.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured golden with a thin white head. Aroma had citrus, graitfruit and orange with some caramel also. Taste was really smooth. Well done.
CTwriter (34) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not too fruity, not too bitter, it’s a wonderful beer to drink without food.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, clear ambery pour. Hoppy, citric rindy aroma, with some malt character - but the hops are the nose. More citric piney hop flavors predominantly, with caramel crystal malt backbone. The hop flavors themselves struck me as a little harsh, and notes of alcohol came through as well. Decent IPA.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (thanks Jah Noth). Pours a clear amber color. A nose of flowery hops and strong caramel and malt. This is my first "eastern IPA" and i can tell... seems the PNW likes to over-do hops, were as this brew is moderatly hopped. Almost reminded me of a weaker barley wine or strong ale. Flavors of caramel, plum, and honey.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and flowers - like sticking Your head into a blooming bush, but also a nice deal of hops. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and hops. OK IPA.
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Benchwarmer’s in Ithaca, NY. Smells/tastes of super citrus, harshly & deliciously bitter. A mouthfull of a beer. Great lacing.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber coloured,thin white head. Hoppy, perfume nose. Fruity, citric clear hoppy flavour. Great bitterness. Long aftertaste. Somewhat flowery finish.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear effervescent dark amber with a tall semi-creamy off-white head. Clean piney and grassy hop aroma. Taste is light and clean, with piney hops predominating with a touch of sticky malt. Not too big or overwhelming... just refreshing. Nicely done; an easy-drinking anytime IPA.