1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via CaptainCougar. The beer pours to a lightly hazy vibrant amber body with a very large and lasting white head. Very nice lacing. The aroma is very juicy. Tangerines, nectarines, flowers, and sweet fruit juicy madness. All I have to say about the aroma of this is "holy fuck!". The flavor is juicy and hoppy. Fruity and floral. I’m really liking the balance of this beer. It’s not overly bitter and has a light malty feel. The palate is fruity juicy, nice feeling. I’d definitely drink this IPA again. Perhaps the best "regular" IPA I’ve ever had.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2006 Stole this one from my Father. This is his favorite beer. Sherlock’s East Cobb knows him as THE IPA GUY. Golden in color. nearly perfect lacing. The AROMA!!! wow! heavy Floral aroma. Obvious dry hopping and lots of it. Simcoe maybe. the palate is nothing overwelming. very light and ok balance. good and smooth overall.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber in color with a decent head. The Sweetwater IPA just doesn’t impress me that much. The aroma is of floral hops. The mouthfeel is very thin. Taste is hoppy, floral, a slight hint of citrus, and watery. Definitely not one of my favorite IPA’s.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from goldtwins.
Two days off in the middle of the week means that I am drinking a bit of beer. Went to Louisville yesterday and hit BBC, rich o’s, and Willy’s. Today I am relaxing at home with a few.
Smells of tangerine, and lemons. Pours a cloudy copper with a huge yellow white head that doesn’t plan on going anywhere for a while. Hop flavor is there, but not over the top. A real IPA, not a double IPA in disguise, I like truth in advertising. A bit of grass, some orange notes, a sweet malt background that has a bit of maple syrup to it. Thin body that helps this to quench a thirst, or awaken one whatever the case may be. Not a bad brew to start a morning with. Thanks for the bottle, Larry.
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OldGrowth (3139) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from trade with goldtwins. Best if enjoyed by. month 8 week 5. Huh, week 5. Anyway. Great nose, sweet. Fruity. Peach, apricot, mango, pineapple. Toffee too. Tad hazy orangy bronze color. Small head that faded to a ring. Nice lacing. Bittersweet flavor. Grapefruti kicks in other fruits follow as it rolls on the tongue. Little soapiness too. Thick body, creamy oily mputhfeel. Got grit. Bitter finish. dries as it goes. Great brew. Worthy of it’s hype. Thanks goldtwins!!!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light amber color with a small frothy white head. Sweet caramel aroma with some floral hops in the end. Strong caramel flavor with some light floral hops in the background. Thanks to CaptainCougar for sending this to Richmond.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another big thanks to CaptainCougar for sending this to me. Golden body with a bit of cloudiness, light ivory head that diminishes quickly. Excellent aroma, very light spices along with hops and caramel sweetness. Very good taste, caramel hops dominate, along with some light fruit accents. Cool, bready ending.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of goldtwins... thanks. Deep orange, slightly hazy beer with a thin white head. Sweet tropical aroma, grapefruit, some mango/pineapple and a bit of pine needle zing. Sweet rich malts as well, but they accent the hops rather than competing with them. Piny hop flavour with some light tropical notes and a bit of earthiness as well. Palate seems a bit light, but there is so much character that is still comes across well-balanced. Tasty IPA.
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden amber beer with an aroma of hops and malt. The flavor of the hops just slightly beats out the malt but pretty well balanced. A nicely carbonated palate that isn’t fizzy or watery.
pmfreed (2) - USA - JUN 17, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale orangish color with a nice size head that fades within the first two minutes (except for a thin film that lingers longer). Pleasant citrus aroma. I pick up a lot of orange in the taste. I like it: my favorite of the Sweetwater staples.