SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bronze. Bubbly, light tan head. Big citrusy, resinous hop aroma with some very subtle malt. Same flavor, medium body. Very nice IPA.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Suttree: Cloudy light amber-yellow with a medium white head that lasts. The aroma has a nice fresh, biting hops smell to it. It’s mostly grass and citrus, with an almost lemony characteristic to it. Hints of biscuit and malt just barely show through. The taste is quite bitter, showing the hops all the way through, and the citrus/lemon comes through in the flavor as well. Hay, honey, and an earthy light malt show themselves midway through. Grassy hops become apparent towards the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, very refreshing.
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
intense floral hop aroma. nice hoppy, full flavored beer. pours a cloudy amber with a small head.
OldMrCrow (2389) - 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 (1081) - Southampton, 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 (1247) - 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.