axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy copper with a big frothy head that’s slow to dissipate. Big grapefrtuit citrus aroma with a kind of west coast hop hints(cascades). Super sweet up front...all sugar. The finish is a nice tart grapefruit followed by a bitter mix of hops and alcohol. Weird twist...my burps now taste like honey. Medium, full bodied with a slightly oily/silky feel.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 The Lure:
Ripe oranges and grapefruit adhere to a prickly yet sensual flowery perfume. It’s so fresh and alive that the hops appear to be spiced.
Bitterness is more welcoming than expected as the wondrous malt does its job perfectly. Every hop flavor is enveloped in malty sweetness : oranges dipped in a caramel sauce, grapefruit in the process of being candied, tart apples glistening from the honey coulis dripping on them.
Vibrant yet restraining from exuberance is a real breath of fresh air.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shiny amber body, slightly hazy. Fizzy white head. Nice cascady aroma... not overly strong, and slightly one-dimensional. Footy caramel in there too. Great taste. Seems very well balance... not overly hoppy. Not overly sweet (well, maybe some would say too sweet). Slight peppery notes in aroma and taste. A little silky in the mouth and rindy in the finish. Good beer!
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn. This beer is on tap at RFD, and it is tastey. Strong hops flavor up front with some malty balance at the end. I really like the pacing of this suprisingly strong IPA. Don’t miss this beer.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and resin hops, very bitter but with a huge semi-sweet backbone that leads to balance and alcohol, which is well hidden.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautifully appearing beer being cloudy, very dark golden with a retained off white colored head. Aroma is sensational with sharp, crisp notes of grapefruit, alcohol and passion fruit. Flavor is initially citric bitterness and the fresh hop flavor is terrific. Caramel too. Very delicous beer. Thanks DocLock!!!
beerlover82 (216) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 Pours a dark golden copper with big, thick, creamy head and lacing that lasts for minutes. Aroma is of malt, some hops and !!!! alcohol!!! The alcohol is very noticeable in aroma and palate. Can taste malt and some hops.. This very delicious stuff with sweetness and booziness coming through. A huge beer, my favorite brew made in Pennslyvania.Very thick and delicious.Highly recommended.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 Pours a light amber with a large white head that fades to a medium head. Aroma is citrusy, earthy, and floral hops with a light sticky sweet malt sort of like cotton candy. Flavor is a light fruit peach and slight nectarine a slight pear, hops, alcohol, and cotton candy. The light fruity sticky sweet malt makes this one somewhat unique.
Arayaga2 (1747) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 Fantastically floral with a hint of pineapple. I heart this product for its delicious drinkability, which hides its 10.6% ABV. Stoudts’ finest product. ($41/24*12oz)
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with an average-sized white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Alcoholic, bitter palate. Flavor of alcohol, hops, and caramel.