JK (5808) - 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.
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear copper orange. Malt with citrus nose. Perfect balance of bitterness with the sweet malt mixed with the pine and citrusy taste. Clean crisp finish. One of my favorites, and not overated.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good IPA. I didn’t really care for on first taste, but as the glass went on it seem to get better. Clear rich golden color.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 This beer pours with a creamy white head with plenty of lacing. Lots of hops dominate the smell and taste of this magnificent beer. Easily the best easily available IPA.