1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. It pours to a huge thick, fully lasting rocky white head with excellent lacing atop a golden body. The aroma is oranges and is very hoppy. Kinda piney under all those oranges. Light malt hides there too. Odd hints of ketchup linger below this. The flavor is pretty good. Not as good as Ruination, but still good. Oranges, sweet caramel malts, light pine hints. The palate is crisp and refreshing with a medium/light creamy mouthfeel. This is worth trying. :)
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - JUN 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, amber color w/ off white head. rich hoppy nose mixed w/ orange and hops. full bodied, hoppy as expected. bitter aftertaste.
diederic (1) - CANADA - JUN 4, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter, bitter. Just past my bitter limit, I stress just. I knew going in that this should be expected. Good flavour and aroma. Still a very good beer. I would like to try this with different food to get a better sense of the beer.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 Very bitter, citrusy finish (that’s why we’re drinkin’ it, right?). Subtle, lightly carbonated palete. Thin white head, copper to yellow gradient body. Very bitter. Wait, did I already say that? Maybe I shouldn’t be drinking this with this sweet food.
Rerate: Not nearly as bitter as when I foolishly at ate with very sweet food, though I’m gonna keep the rating the same. Taste was very hoppy, bitter, yes, and pretty good at that, though nothing fabulous. I probably overrated last time whereas this time was spot on: balanced taste, balanced aroma, though nothing great (9+), so this will stick with a 3.8
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought the bottle from HalfTime beverage but realize its easily available at most beer outlets in my area. It had a flowery aroma that wasn’t too imposing. The hops are definately there but aren’t excessive. It had a moderate to dry finish. Its a solid beer to me with a fresh crisp taste but it doesn’t seem out of the ordinary-just a good IPA with an awesome mouthfeel to it.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spectacular beer. Pours copper, with a thin head. The aroma is of citrus and hops, with a hint of flowers. The flavor is the perfect combination of hops. Bravo. I liked this better than the Ruination, and its available in a six pack.
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a copper color. With almost no head. The beer itself, has a nice cirtus kick and is very hoppy. Very tasty and enjoyable beer.
achtungpv (242) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper colored, strong hops aroma and an even stronger hops taste. very bitter and crisp but without a lingering aftertaste. THis and Lagunitas are definitely my top two IPAs.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Received courtesy of my friend Sal Paradise from hawkeyenation.com This is heaven. Perfect IPA. Two Hearted Ale is the best I can get around here, but this is better. Floral scent. Grapefruit and pine. Wish I could get this all the time here in St. Louis.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small white head with a clear light orangeish body. Lovely hoppy aroma, citrusy with a hint of pine. Nice bitter flavor.