legion242 (2332) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very dry IPA. Amazingly dry. Makes me want a glass of water. Grassy, and did I say hoppy.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good IPA, hopping rate is asertive but not as heavy as some other Pac-NW examples.
Nice amber color and good head. As commercial description indicates an American IPA who’s hops are not spit out over the top! I was expecting something like HOP Rod RyePA
A good drinker.
JorisPPattyn (8387) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite pale orange-amber; fluffy cream-white head. Hops, hops, gorgeous hops... Hopsacks, sweet cookies, raisins - and some cardboard ending in a real lemony nose. Hoppy, but not at all bitter taste, quite some sweetness, again cookie or cake taste. Lemongrass and lemonbalm flavours. Slight burning MF, but light body. Hopstaste gets metallic without bittering effect in the aftertaste. It is a bit simplistic, not quite balanced. OK, but certainly not "one of the most innovative beers in the micro-brewing industry" as they claim themselves. Thanks, Poperinge.
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium foamy slightly off-white head. Aroma of cascade hops is clearly present with a nice touch of citrus. Taste is also characterized by cascade hops with a clear citrus touch and a quite bitter finish. Body is above average and carbonation is a bit low. Interesting take on the style.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good, outstanding first round at a Commerical Street pub, Vancouver. Over this, started talking about Canadian politics with travelling Ontario kids.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Volo. translucent orange body with a small white head. yeasty, sweet hop aroma. wow, easy drinking and well balanced malts. tasty with that nice sharp hop bite. Very good IPA.
Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the bottle a copper colour with bubbly head that thins.
All hops baby, an astringent smell though not unpleasing.
Tastes like you’re chewing on a hop leaf. I’m assuming this is a good example of Cascade flavour (and maybe Golding?)
blankboy (6514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bar Volo. Pours a hazy orange with a an average frothy white head. Aroma of citrus with moderate to heavy hops -- smells great! Flavour is heavy on the bitterness and palate is soft on the carbonation. I love hoppy IPA’s and this one is nice and hoppy. One of my favourite beers. I try to get one every time I go to Volo.
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark golden in color. Medium head that stuck around till the end. Aroma had a sweet smell that reminded me of apples.Very hoppy tasting.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Josh! A deep Golden color with a frothy off-white head. Fairly strong pine oily hop aroma without being overpowering. Initial hop jab with a doughy middle and a potent bitter hop follow. There is a sweetness to this beer if you can dig it out from under the hops! Man, I’m getting addicted to these Cascade laden brews! "Hi, I’m Dan and I’m a hopaholic"!