Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bonus brew by way of kp)poured a clear orange with a small white head.aroma is a lovely mix of oranges,pine,and flowers.flavor is much of the same with a nice medium mouthfeel.this is one solid ipa.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strawberry banana pour with a lasting, creamy head. The aroma is nicely dryhopped - highlighting citrus and sweet fruits. More hops are highlighted in the body - from grapefruit to grass - they steal the show. And unfortunately everything else - overpowering any malt presence. Slight bitter finish is peppered with alcohol spiciness. While this is good and drinkable, it falls into the one-dimensional IPA category - no malt to be found throughout.
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light pine, floral hops, citrus, and tropical fruits. Taste of grapefruit, caramel malt, light spices, and a medium bitter finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy amber/copper with a white head. Smells rosey with some pine notes. Tastes sweet to slightly bitter with mellow orange and lemon notes.
srauschenberg (7) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Balanced full flavored IPA. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Wonderland of hoppy bitterness. Beautiful unfiltered redish orange color.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle this beer appears a coppery orange with a nice lacey head. Aroma is citrus with grapefruit...almost pineapple and floral hops with a piney zing. Piney juniper hops with citrus in the flavor followed by a dry malt finish. A slight peach tone is present in this brew with a bready character as well. Medium to light body with a good level of fizz on the tongue. Well balanced and enjoyable brew.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from captaincouger! Upon opening a great release of oranges and citrus comes out, very fresh! Pours a dark cloudy orangeish color with a with a white frothy head that leasves thick lacing. nose again is big citrus, lots of grapefruit, orange and hops. taste is pretty dry, some grapefruit and orange notes, light hops, and a bitter finish.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale and reddish, a little cloudy. Fine white head doesn’t last long. Citrus hops all over the nose with a touch of cinnamon and spice. The columbus hops dominate the thin malt body, coating the throat with lupins. I pick up a 6 pack of this every month or so and am never sorry I did.
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Personally this is my favorite beer to come out of Sweetwater. Not too spectacular at first glance but as soon as it touches your lips it may just become your favorite as well. I guess I’m just a sucker for IPA’s.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at the London gathering, November 2005. Thanks to Captain Cougar for bringing this one over. Grapefruity hop juice, but not a lot more to it in my view. Very intense grapefruit aroma, less on the palate. Quite light mouthfeel. I like hoppy beers, so I found this quite acceptable, but a bit one dimensional and short of interest.