tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
220z from shopper’s village. Pours a medium orange with yellowness. A mdecent sized head, not fluffy but a nice dense head. Aoma of pine, citrus. Flavor of hops, citrus, maybe grapefruit. Palate is wonderfully rich. Seems very balanced in terms of hops/ malt to me. I think this is really only my second IPA, next to Goosse Island. Still, one can’t not be incredibly impressed with this beer. Enough sweet to balance hops, and complexity balanced by drinkability. Fantastic. Oh yeah, and this is my 50th beer.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from santa. Pours a very light orange color with a small receding white head. leaves nice lacing. Nose is quite hoppy, nice grapefruit and lemon touch, quite citrusy. Palate is full with a pleasant bitterfinish. Notes of malt, dryness, some grapefruit, light lemons and oranges, and a bitter finish with light alochol present.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great hop flavor and aroma. Golden color with a lasting head (didn’t take long to drink it). Not alot of malt flavor, but who cares. We don’t drink IPA’s for the malt. A very good beer.
JK (5659) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent ipa. The aroma starts with herbal hops, followed by less potent citrus. Looks good; no sediment at all, rocky head, and considerable carbonation. Complex flavor. Initiallly bitter, and this is followed by very light grapefruit, lemongrass, clove, and undercooked bread. The aftertaste is a combination of fruit, bitter hops, and sweet bread. Very good.
coolshmo (18) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I suppose i’m just used to the Ruination. for an IPA, this is no laughing matter. But i’m so used to the double IPAs that this is just a little boring for me. quite hoppy, and not too bitter. GREAT IPA.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is full of hops and hints of grapefruit. Gold in color with a medium sized off-white head. A full mouthful of hops and citrus splashes. Taste is bitter and fades relatively fast.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold/copper with a rocky 1/4 inch white head and very good lacing. Carbonation is very lively in this one. Smells of fresh cut grass, grapefruit, lemons, roses and caramel. Taste is of pine, citrus and peppery. Mouthfeel is full and thick with some noticable alcohol. Finish is bitter with malty undertones.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at David Copperfield’s, 74th Street and York Avenue, NYC. Clear golden yellow ale having a small diminishing white head with fair lacing. Fresh flowery hop aroma. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied that starts with a slight sweet malt and hop flavor and bitterness. Finishes dry with lingering hop bitterness. Well balanced malt and hop with a slightly higher hop profile. This is a nice hoppy beer.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stand on its own IPA with plenty of hoppy yuminness. Great tight thick head with strong hop aroma. Hardly any noticable malt taste but still not over the top in hoppy flavor. Second only to Great Divide Titan IPA
hopshopshops (4) - napoleon, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer I’ve ever tasted hands down. The perfect amount of hoppy bitterness. I love this beer.