Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy freaking HOPS! Hop Devil on steriods! Way overboard. With that said, i coudn’t put the shit down. Such a great, off the beaten track taste. For people with a i-m-a-g-e-n-a-t-i-o-n.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
03.03.06 12oz bottle. Coppery amber with a tall and sticky whtie head that lasts and laces. Big hop aromas of grapefruit juice, cat piss, hand soap, white toast, and dried oats. Flavor carries a slight edge of the ammonia or cat piss along with plenty of grapefruity hoppiness and mild toffee. A bit husky in the background, sort of cereal tasting, and a distant, muddled fruitiness. Lingering hop and alcohol burn on the lips and gums; sticky on lips, too. Drinkable and tasty, but not a great value at $10/6. Great label.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells soapy with citrus elements and some straw and grassy notes. Tastes light and hoppy with some nice orangey elements. Bitter finish with a rosey bite.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap a the EBF
Aroma:good grapefruit hops...
Appearance:Clear orange,light head...
Flavor:Good grapefruit hops flavor,light alcohol....
beerbomb (173) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 batch-This is probably my favorite IPA to date-everything about an IPA aroma wise is here and molded together so smoothly. Aroma is sweet pine, very much pink grapefruit juice-excellent combination of aroma hops. Flavor lingers and doesnt fade-massive sweet grapefruit, bitterness, maybe even a little peach. Palate is clean, not sticky sweet and retains flavors. Overall very bold, sweet flavors-everything works in harmony. For an IPA, this is top notch.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours to a clear pure amber with a medium, fleeting, rocky beige head that fades to a small ring hugging the outside of the glass. The aroma is bitter, dried, pine, citrus-grass, stale lemongrass, hop pellets, much more assertive with the bitter hops than their HopBack Amber and it’s difficult to get any malt in the nose (not taking points off here). The taste is very bitter hops (though not anywhere near the Legend 12th Anniversary I had earlier), fruity & salty flavors, meaty hops (weird I know), dried citrus, pine and grapefruit hops, with hints of stale caramel, a touch of alcohol burn and grass towards the end. Light-medium bodied, medium-levely carbonated, crisp, lively, and dry mouthfeel.
willisdavis (1) - USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was glad to see this beer brought back and bottled this year. Hoppier and more piney than their hopback, however a better, smooth finish than their signature mass distributed hopback.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle special thanks to this EXTRA from pineypower. Awesome Aroma. Sweet, Fruity, Fruit Cocktail, Kiwi, Pineapple. Flavor really different. Bitter hopps and decent malts. Dry finish was a surprise after that aroma. Not Bad, but not my favorite IPA
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. A Big Thanks to willblake for sharing! pours a glowing amber with a nice flothy white head. hints of earthy hops, soil, citrus, and caramel malts in the nose. Lots of malt and hops in the flavor. A very nice hoppy amber ale. Not quite as hoppy as most IPA’s and I like it. Its a nice change. Very well balanced beer. Thoroughly enjoyed. Make this available in Massachusetts! Thanks again, Jon!
kps100nj (6) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
great beer. they should make it all year. I would but it no matter what season. I like it more than most beers i have had ever.