beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, age unknown. Hazy gold pour with small head. Citrus hop smell that seemed a little small for an IPA, but it could just be an old bottle. Malty mouth, kinda thin, and an ok bitter bite. A decent IPA, but not my favorite.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy yellow-gold with yeast particles in suspension. A thin ivory head. Smell is sweet and citrusy. Orange, grapefruit and lemon aromas with hints of tangerine and blackberry. Amazing.
Taste is also sweet and citrusy. The orange flavors shine through here. Strident bitterness in the finish, a hoppy bite that sneaks up on you. Lingering bitterness and citrus in the finish and crisp. Drinkablility? I keep quite a selection in my fridge and I always seem to drink my Sweetwater selections first. This brew is no exception. Could this be my new standby IPA?
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the mellow mushroom. color is cloudy orange/amber/gold. thick & creamy off white head. aroma is hoppy citrus - orange rind. some grapefruit. very hoppy for a single IPA, medium carbonation but mouthfeel is still smooth & creamy. nice bitter finish & not too strong. very faint sweetness in the finish, like dried orange rind. nice thin layer of lacing on the glass. bitter aftertaste.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Lou for sending me this one in a recent trade. While I am not an original Hop Head, I am starting to like some of these IPA’s more everytime I drink one. this ome is a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a nice foamy off white head. the hops hit you with the first sip but after awhile the maltiness of this brew starts to present itself. a very nice IPA from Georgia. thanks again Lou for sending it my way!
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in trade with goldtwins. Poured a medium, clear amber color with an averaged sized offwhite head. Aromas of flowers and grapefruit. Tastes of light grapefruit, citris and sweet malts. Nice lightly sweet to lightly bitter balance.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
had this one on tap at summits. decent sunrise color to it with a nice shot of head on top. A very fine hopped aroma, well blended with malts at that. Not the hops im used to from my former san diegos beers, but very nice and relaxing.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy Orange with White Skin. Applejacks Aroma. Hoppy, Sweet and Spicy (Peppery) with Dry Hop Ending.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Best By the 3rd week of April 2005) The IPA has a much better head and lace than the Pale Ale. The nose is very spicy, with black pepper being a dominate flavor. The palte is full and flavorful. This brewery does a good job of balancing the two very different hops used in this beer. The malt is in there too, but the beer is on the dry side. Overall, this beer seems to me to be a good cross of UK and US.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper in color with a thick foamy white head. Strong aroma of hops. Very good balance of flavor: sweet malt undercurrent with strong, hoppy nature. Pleasant bittersweet aftertaste. Excellent IPA.
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to goldtwins. exciting aroma of hops, of course--there is a big british influence on this beer’s hops, which from the description above would be the goldings. very drinkable but not outstanding.