ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The nose is greeted with a pleasent grapefruit aroma. Tier pours a reddish amber with a tan head and some lacing. The flavor is initially sweet but a dry grapefruit flavor comes to quickly dominate. The finish is clean.
Tmoney99 (13079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark amber with a large frothy off-white head that lasted. Moderate hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium hoppy bitter flavor with an average finish.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I drove up to Syracuse, NY with a buddy and this was the first beer I had when we got there. Mind you, I had been drinking beer for the entire 5 hour ride up. We had to stop at every rest stop between Delaware and Cortland, NY. It poured a light copper with an off-white head. Nice floral hop aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel. Lemon, hops, pine, grapefruit, and caramel on the tongue. Good bitter finish. I wish I had stuck with this beer for the rest of the weekend. I drank Labatt Blue instead. I will NEVER drink that shit again.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle Pours a hazy dark amber with an off white head. Head was a little thin but good lacing. Aroma is hoopy citrus and perfime. Has a medium body with a good bitter flavor and a good aftertaste. This is a very refreshing beer. I like it very much.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Silphium) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with an average-sized creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, tofee, and citrus. Flavor of breadiness and juicy hops. A very well balanced and tasty IPA.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Courtesy of secret santaand Duane. Pours copper with nice off white head. Aroma nice balance of caramel, faint toast, pine resin and citrus hops. Flavor the same. Hop bite not as strong as aroma indicates but enough citrus zest to help cleanse the palate. Probably wouldn’t pass west coast hop standards, but highly sessionable regardless.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dep amber hue with some hints of orange. piney aroma with some sweet honey. Taste had a present but not over powering hop character. Malt character was a bit citrusy and sweet. Finished some what dry. really good.
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good IPA. Definite hop aroma when you open and pour. Malt aroma also. Fruity beer?, I don’t think so...but is an IPA supposed to be sweet? Definitely more bitter than their dark porter, but the bitter aftertaste is not overwhelming.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Very hazy, coppery amber w/ a lasting cream colored thin head. Aromas start w/ a cedary wood and lemony citrus hop as well as a bit soapy when chilled. Toaste malt and very little caramel @ first, but it becomes stronger as it warms. Very light fruitiness. Balance is to just bitter from start to finish. Malt profile is of toasty and caramel flavors up front and in the middle, but the finish is bitter and citrusy hop flavored. Aftertaste is a good balance of hops and toasty malt. Again, very little fruitiness. Medium body/w lower med. carb. and a dry m/f. An average IPA that doesn’t really stand out in a crowd.
jonas (6540) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Thanks to Super Secret Santa Nat!
Orange amber, low creamy tanned head.
A whif of resiny hops reach me even before I try to smell it - when I do I get a good puch of pine and aromatic peachy hop notes, wooden resin too.
Fruity base (grapefruit, peach) flavor, flowery notes - exits on a light wooden note, but wellbalanced and by no means overhopped. Fairly lightbodied - lacks maltbody like so many IPAs out there, sparkly mouthfeel. Nice.