TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Pours dark golden with almost no head. Light aroma of citrus hops, with some acidic grapefruit. Taste is spicy and almost all hops. Chewy, almost malty, but not hoppy to the extent of being overwhelming. Iím not much of a hop-head, but itís balanced enough to merit approval . Lots of hops in the finish, surprisingly little in the aroma. Quaffable, but not complex. If this is the beer Iíve been training for, Iím already a master. Fairly mild for an IPA.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy and amber. Head settles down nicely to just cover the beer and lace around the glass. Bigger grapefruit flavor than what I was expecting (pleasantly enough). Flavor is not overpowering; it lingers but not cloyingly. Some balancing sweetness from the malts but not much. Very much an IPA. Iíd rate this above the 420, which is also enjoyable.
Herk34 (2) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best GA IPA Iíve had - a little cloudy, great aroma, long-lasting taste. Much better than the more heralded 420.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to goldtwins for this beer.
Poured amber with a large semi-creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of floral hops and a touch of candy. Taste is somewhat thin, predominantly hop driven, with a somewhat metallic character. Body feels thin and overcarbonated. Not bad... started out better than it finished.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brownish orange color, medium sized rocky white head. Citrusy sweet Cascade family aroma. Malty backbone with a slight toasty character, with complementing citrusy and grassy hop flavors. Residual sweetness, slight toastiness, and a twinge of diacetyl in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly dry.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít think it is the beer Iíve been training for, but it is a good APA nonetheless. Iíd hesitate to call it an IPA.
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. Itís 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 (3454) - 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 (2413) - 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.