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 (1211) - 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 (1454) - 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.
darkcarrington (31) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had heard good things about this one but to be honest i was a little disappointed. More bitter than i expected and not a great finish. I’ll try it again probably since i’ve heard good things about it, but definitely better IPA’s out there
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Milky apricot. Fading small cap of creamy off-white foam. Thick webby lacing sticks generously.
Aroma has a very nice balance of soft caramel and mild tropical fruity juices. Slowly emerging from its center of caramel is tangerine, apricot, pineapple, and light pine needle spirits.
Taste has a nice mild tone of juicy tropicalized hops with light lemon and tangerine pulp with late returns of grapefruit pith and lightly fluffy pine needle greenness. The caramel isn’t as prominent as the aroma leans towards but is there with a small backing element of sweetness. Overall; tasty and citrusy mild with a favorable balance with a slight extra nudge towards the hop end. And thats not a bad thing.
Medium bodied and firm with a fine leafy/fluffyness of hops and a super refined tone of bitterness under the realm of tropical citrus. Light piney notes float off the back end. Stays creamy on the understatement with the caramel malt and is down right slamable. One stupendously slippery drinkin’ IPA! I would stock up on this in my fridge as the 5.9% makes for a extremely steadfast sessionable brew. Infallibly deliciousifibly drinkable!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at a hole in the wall bar that rocked by our apts. This was very east-coast-trying-to-be-west-coast. No citrus or piney flavors, but loaded with hops, malts, and floral scents and flavors. pretty decent but coulda been better. nce clean finish though
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beer pours a hazy (unfiltered) tannish-gold with a reasonably well-retained head that leaves some good sized sheets of lace. aroma is a complex smelling blend of spices, with earthy and fruity notes most prominent. some sweetness lies underneath, with some light toast. flavor is reasonably balanced, with some malt up front, followed by a nice hop flavor, and finished with a nice balance of IBUs and sweetness. interesting take on the IPA - not a hop bomb by any means, but a nicely balanced beer in which the hops are well-expressed.