sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like walking through a forest of the big C’s of hops. Good lace and nice and viscous. Flavor is thin for the first second then fills your mouth with hops buds, really drys your mouth. A good beer, needs a tad more balance.
Pailhead (4361) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Courtesy of aracauna and TheBeerCellar2 via trades. Excellent aroma of sweet orange, grapefruit, and a hint of caramel. Pours a transparent garnet with a moderate off-white head that lasts a minute or so. Very malty IIPA with lots of sweet orange, caramel, and residual sugar. Nice citrus hop finish. Alcohol isn’t noticealbe at all.
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one has strong smell right off the bat. Got it on tap and it continued to grown in flavor (not that it was ever lacking) as it warmed up a bit. Not much of a head on this beer at all, but a little lace left. Overall good beer, I’m sure I’ll drink it again sometime soon.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Goldtwins
Deep copper with a tight long lasting off white head.strong PNW hop aroma piney and citrusy!Nice balance of malt and hops very smooth.dangerously drinkable @8%
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hopdog for this...
Appears a reddish tone with spotty lacing being left behind.
Smell is of pine and citrus and sweet malt.
Taste is of caramel and sugary dough with nice hops coming through.
Mouthfeel is sticky with hop resin and sugary standing out.
Drinkability...very nice brew.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange with thin tan head. Solid pine christmas tree aroma with a thin balance of citrus/orange. Hoppy pine flavor with some citrus. Medium palate, hoppy bitter finish.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good beer with big, piney hop aroma and flavor. Hop flavor seems a little green upon initial tasting. I like the bottled version better than the draft.
Hangover (1017) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful red pour with an amazing aroma of hops... cascade and piney hops, some grapefruit as well as a substantial amount of malt. Tastes of hops of course, with more citrus showing up. Nice mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Caramel malts backs it up nice. Not much alcohol evident. Just a damn good beer. Very, very good in fact.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 12oz thanx to goldtwins. Thank you Larry!!! Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head. Nose is huge hops and grapefruit. Lots of citrus notes and malty. Taste is full of hops and citrus notes, some great earthy tones and some wonderful sweet/bitter finish. I cant stop thinking about this beer and wanting some in my mouth.
hopdog (8443) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in trade with kp (thanks!). Poured a deep amber/copper color with a small sized off white head. Araoms of pine (fresh pine needles), oranges and some caramel. Tastes of oranges and caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.