rajendra82 (964) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 Tasted on-tap at the Taco Mac in Alpharetta. Burnt orange amber body, medium to low carbonation level, and a smallish head. Aroma is delicately floral hops and caramel like malt, and is pretty light. The beer is much more assertively hopped than the aroma suggests. The taste is similar to a good IPA, i.e., dominated by citric taste of grapefruits and orange peel with an underlying sweetness to the malt. Body is medium with a crisp refreshing feel. A very sessionable semi-IPA.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF '03, deep golden to orange in color with a small white head.Fruity,spicy aroma,citrus,rye malyt.Flavor is citrus and spice again.
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2004 Orange, white head. veggie aroma. Big spicy hop flavor - resiny, I suppose; then an earthy, dry finish.
Hangover (1076) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 RE-RATE (7/24)---- They are bottling this now and it's been months since I've tried it. WOW... I rated this one too low. Wonderful clear golden color with a thin, yet lasting off-white head. Very clean aroma with mostly citrus hops. Beautiful taste with just the right amount of lip-smacking hops. Nice malt backbone. Very drinkable and extremely quaffable. Being a local brew, there will always be a sixer of this in my fridge. One of the few beers I consider better bottled than draught. Better than the pale ales that sweetwater or dogwood are putting out in atlanta. My rating may seem high but this is EXACTLY what I like. Good job Terrapin!
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 5 Seasons. This beer had a small sized white head that was creamy and smooth and contained fine sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was uncarbonated and transparent with a yellow-gold hue. The nose was moderatley hoppy with a bitter and hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel of this beer was tingly on the tongue and fairly smooth. This beer was medium bodied with fair lacing.
thedm (4973) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 29. This draft brew was enjoyed at the brewery in Atlanta Georgia. Dennis, the owner, treated us royally. He kept bringing sample after sample to our table. We were given every courtesy and treated very well. Thanks to their fine staff. This brew poured a large head of creamy finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated transparent light yellow orange colored body. It had a mild hop aroma and a smooth slightly tingly mouthfeel. The flavor was a very interesting mix of rye and hops.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a great IPA IMO. Poured a dark metallic bronze color with creamy, very carbonated head and lacing. The aroma has a wonderful hop fragrance, very herbal and refreshing, super fresh! The flavor is well balanced and the hops don't bite too hard. It finishes with the rye and I must say it'll be hard drinking IPAs without rye after this one! The finish is quenching yet dry. This is a definate winner from 5 Seasons. Go Dennis!
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale color with a small head left a little lacing. floral nose... very hoppy bitter rye adds a nice touch through the middle... dry finish..Good
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2004 Retaste 7/22/04 - (bottled version)- Definitely maltier than I remember with a little more balance, with less hop aroma.
Slight hop aroma. Good hop bitterness carries throughout. Finishes to the dry side. Rye gives it a good bite in the finish. Not quite as good as I was expecting, but still a decent APA.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This stuff is just frikkin' awesome! I wish they would start bottling soon. It is only available on draft for now in certain areas around the metro area, but it is going to blow everyone away when it is bottled. The taste is very upfront, lots of hops and citrus fruits, floral and fragrant, with not aftertaste, because of the rye, it does not kill your palate with the hops. I am telling you this beer is ingenius.