Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this side-by-side with the Speakeasy Big Daddy in a tasting with bu11zeye and TChrome, and for at least the first half of the bottle I was in disagreement with them, because I thought this more enjoyable than the Speakeasy. Decent head production, darker than the Speakeasy. Great aroma to me, fresh, floral, bready, with some dill (as in dill pickles). There was a malt backbone here where the Speakeasy didnít have it. Favorably impressed.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Sampled side-by-side with Big Daddy Speakeasy IPA. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and hops (much lighter aroma than the Speakeasy). Similar flavor.
omhper (19185) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks SpringsLicker!
Hazy golden. Rich grapefruit aroma. Sweet with clean but firm mouthfeel. Pine needle finish with good bitterness. A well balanced IPA, itís shortcomings in malt character are well masked behind the hops.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy amber with an off-white foamy head. Aroma is grapefruit/hops, some spice. Lively carbonation, smooth and creamy, medium bodied. The flavor is grapefruit/hops, clean and refreshing, pungent. An excellent IPA.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber in color with an off white colored head sitting atop. The aroma of this IPA greatly encourages the user to take a big drink. Not so fast now! Aromas include delectable floral hops and a wonderful biscuity malt sweetness. The user is justly rewarded for his imbibing. Nice sharp hop bitterness on the front end is very suitably balanced by a dash of malt sweetness in the finish. Great daily drinker, this one rates with another of my faves, St. Arnold Elissa.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you to Brooklyn Boy for this. Pours turbid coppery with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma of hops, malt, citrus, and fruit. Tastes malty, hoppy, with some fruit and spice in the finish. This one isn;t as overtly hoppy as other IPAs Iíve had, but it has some extra fruitiness and fullness in the finish. Very good.
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle: This one pours a cloudy orangish-golden color. Some floaties in there also. Mine didnít have much of a white head to it. Nice hop nose, mainly of graperfuit, but some spiciness and maltiness come through also. The taste is a good balance of hops and malts. Just a bit bitter. A decent IPA. Thanks to Cap. Cougar for the trade!
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice white head, medium density, great retention. Cloudy orange color, excellent appearance. Medium body. Taste is medium hops up front with some nice creaminess. A little roasted flavor comes through in the end. Nice fading bitterness. A pretty good IPA.
mooseklaus (3) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice anber color and lasting head. Floral accents in the aroma. Taste has a nice strong hoppy forward with a nice sweet finish. This is an excellent IPA.
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper pour, decent head and a massive amount of sediment. From the aroma, I know Iíll like this one. Some nice hopping in this one. The taste does not dissapoint. Citrus with some floral notes and a nice malt presence to support it. Dry, mildly agressive finish. Very well put together. This is a top notch IPA.