OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a trade with Sregnar35 - thanks Bill!! Pours amber with a short offwhite head. The hops in this one about take your nose off. Sharp aromas of pine and grapefruit abound on top of this one.. A nose only the true hopheads can appreciate. Flavor is crisp and hoppy yet backed up quite well with malts. Ont he palate this is medium bodied and quite delicious.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2005 Wow, you taste an IPA like this and you really get it. There is alot of hops, AND you can still taste the sweet malted barley, very nice.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little watery, but a nicely malty and subtley hoppy brew. Not overwhelming like a lot of west coast IPA’s. If you prefer the IPA with a crisper and subtler taste, than this is the brew for you. A dark brown amber appearance and a frothy white head. Not overwhelming to the tastebuds. A good starter beer when introducing to micros.
methtlcai (10) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
man this IPA has a killer hop aroma- like you are sticking your nose into a bowl of hops! The appearance is really nice too, as is most of the southern tier brews- a nice amber with good lacing- not so much thick but good retention. The thing I like the best about this IPA is while it is not my favorite, it really accomplishes its brewer’s goal- to make an accessible yet authentic IPA. ’Filtered and clean finish ’ wouldn’t normally turn me on to an IPA, but this, like SNPA, is something I could show my macro-friends and convert them to hoppiness.
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good IPA. Poured amber gold with some nice lacing and a medium head. It’s hot outside and this tasted nice for a hot day beer. The citrus and honey notes characterized the "warm weather beer" attitude. Flavor was of light hops with a medium bitter malty afterthought. I wouldn’t recommend this with spicy food.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flavor:Hops and light malt flavor...
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
yet another bonus in my trade with jah noth.the ipa poured a "clear" amber color with a small head that did leave nice lacing.the aroma and flavors was exaclty what i like in an ipa.ice tea,citurs,syrup,and pine all balanced this out nicely.this is damn good stuff.
Crockett (1089) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Deep gold amber and clear, with a medium off white tan small bead sudsy head. Moderate carbonation. Fresh cedar, juniper/gin. pine resin, minty herb. Not much in the way of sweetness. Mostly just bitter. Sometimes a little edgy. It’s a good IPA.
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy orange colour with beige foamy head. Fruitish hoppy aroma with some malty notes. Bitter hoppy flavour with dry finish. Standard IPA, but hides it’s 6,5% well.
blankboy (7227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Bar Volo. Pours a hazy amber orange with a frothy, average size white head. Nice aroma of moderate to heavy hops, some citrus and a touch of malts. A heavy bitterness in the taste and to my delight, it’s quite hoppy. Doesn’t taste or feel like 6.5%. Very enjoyable.