johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden and poured from the bottle with a small head. Hops are very dominant -they lead to a pleasant dryness. A very good example of this style which was very easy to drink.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: clear, dark gold. Quickly diminishing white head. Decent hoppy aromatics with a good deal of hop cones, pine and citrus resin. After thoughts of hops and bitterness: the palate is a bit watery and canít maintain the hop profile through to the finish, which makes this a pretty unremarkable example.
Ungstrup (26261) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An orange beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of both hops and caramel - but it also has some notes of barnyard, which makes me wonder if it is a bit off. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and some Cascade fruit notes, leading to a hoppy bitter end. OK hoppiness, but nothing crazy.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells is not too strong. This has a great taste. Crisp, clean bite with hops that sustain. The ending isnít too bitter but still crisp. Good stuff.
Mads Langtved (2246) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botteld GBBF 2005:
Citrus aroma. Malty, sweet flavour. Bitter finish, quite well-balanced. Dry finish. A pleasant IPA.
MrRomero (1966) - Nolanville, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2005: poured yellow with a small head. Hoppy aroma and smooth hop flavor with notes of citrus and pine. Easy drinking. Nice beer.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at GBBF, ,August 2005 (Day 2). It may not be as big as most US IPAs, but I thought this was a cracking beer. Attractive burnished copper appearance. The aroma has all the classic trademarks of pine, resin and grapefruit. More of the same on the palate but relatively restrained (for a US IPA). Soft malt provides the counterpoint. Smooth, fairly light bodied, but not weedy. Bittersweet finish. Hugely drinkable. Iíd certainly have this one again.
JonMoore (1581) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Only Fine Beer. Light amber colour with a very slim white head. Nice , very hoppy aroma, with citrus and sweet malts. Flavour is similar, hoppy, grapefruity, fruity, sweet malts and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation. A bit more balanced than some American IPAís Iíve tried. Very good.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - OCT 4, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ GBBF, 2005. Cascade hops. Sweet and quite delicate with a lovely fragrant dryness. Very drinkable - which, for me, is the main purpose of beer.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with an off-white head. Aromas are sweet malts with pine, spices and lots of floral hops. Flavours are peppery with sweet pine and sweet, soft maltiness. Has a grapefruit bitterness towards the finish. Not bad.