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 (3048) - 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 (1072) - Southampton,Ontario, 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 (24607) - 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 (7124) - 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.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 bBottle (12oz)/b iAt Volo, shared with blankboy/i. Pours bubbly, clear amber, average head, not much lacing. Light copper or orange. Strong aroma of citrus and several hops. Tastes ... hops!! Lemon rind and coriander. Starts hoppy and lingers more hoppy. No maltiness I can detect, light body - basically a medium to medium -strong hoppy IPA. Not my favourite kind of beer, but if you like the variety, pretty sure you’ll really like it. Please excuse the lower rating - I’m not a hop-head!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a foamy finger’s length lasting head. Smells of meadows, hay, grapefruit, oranges, and flowers. Tastes bitter with some minor caramel notes, pepper and floral notes. Lasting, nice carbonated mouthfeel.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got the bottle at Halftime Beverage which seems to have a great selection of this company’s beers. It had a biting hoppy aroma and after the first sip, I thought that this beer is up there with Dogfish 90 minute and Victory’s HopDevil. But what keeps it from going over the top IMHO is its wetter finish and the bitter ends I tasted throughout the beer. Its tasty but a bit on the harsh side (yes I know IPAs have bitterness and love this style). It was a bit coppery in the finish as well. I’m ready to hunt down the other S. Tier beers down now.