OldMrCrow (2362) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a small head.
The nose is malt, grass, and hops; the flavor follows with a nice blend of slightly soapy hops and biscuity malts. The best thing about this brew is the lovely, well-balanced long bitter finish.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 LOVE this IPA. so good. Smells very hoppy. Great flavor, so much hops, like fresh cut grass! i wish this was available in central florida! Micro Man get this beer! PLEASE!
Crockett (1076) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep gold/light amber, slightly hazy. Tiny sudsy head. Gorgeous fruity, flowers, grapefruit, sweet hop aroma. Big hop bitter but still friendly. Honey, grass, hay, lemon, soapy perfume. Notes of earth. Excellent balance from the nose to the dry finish. All the flavours complement each other and weigh well against the vigorous hops. The dry hop sure gave this beer a tonne of character. The taste "wave-length" of this beer is very short. Very clean. With alcohol being disguised with cunning genious. Fairly straight-forward, quite nice.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yet bright red/orange color body with a foamy, off-white head. Earthy, floral aroma. Flavors are strong but not sour grapefruit with a tight floral finish. Very easy to drink from the second it pours and it just gets better. A very good IPA!
JDiddle77 (12) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the beer that introduced me to the IPA style and it is the one that I am still going back to.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Music City Brewer’s Fest. Amber in color with a creamy off-white head. Tons of hops in the nose with grapefruit, orange, and flowers standing out. The flavor was not super bitter, but very smooth and relaxed with a nice citrus blend. The body was light and a dry texture. My favorite IPA of the fest.
Gachupines (1242) - USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral aroma, bitter taste of hops. This IPA is fairly strong up front with a nice fairly clean finish. Always a nice standby as its usually easy to find in Atlanta.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely bitter! Has a murky appearance (not a bad thing) with a decent and lasting head. Heavy floral aroma and great bitter finish. Ummmm. Bitter.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 NIce golden color, nice aroma with a hint of fruit. Decent mouth feel, had a nice bitter hop after taste. A good pale ale not quite the normal pale ale though. Can’t wait to try it on tap.
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank goodness that there is a time and space and that within this context two bottles of what one presumes to be the same exact thing exist. Had one on a recent evening and was cramming my nose in the thing and couldn’t pull out aroma one. As in previous times of sinus woes I contemplated using beer as a nasal spray. Upon that attempted rating all was diminished. I wanted a beer and I got that. I could tell it was okay and little more. I do believe I even though it to be good. This evening I can’t say that my nostrils have experienced a miracle, but I sure as hell got something out of this and those hops that I could sense tugging at my tongue came back and gave a very plesant greeting. Now, after all that I must say that the deep south might want to raise its head and acknowledge that California and other states have yet to fall into the ocean and thus statements of "mammoth IPA" might want to drop a notch. IPA that does this brewery proud, to be sure. I would love another. - good job.