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 (3874) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4444) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma is very strong with piney and fruity hops. The flavor is very strong with piney and fruity hops with an impressive sweet malty base and a sweet fruity hop finish. The mouthfeel is moderately thick. The beer is intensely hoppy and bitter on the front but mellows into a wonderful malt balance. Excellent.
roder60 (1279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light clear orange color with a nice amount of froathy white head. Aroma is extremely hoppy, citrusy, grapefruit, and flowers. Flavor is light and malty sweet then bitter and hoppy and slightly dry. Overall, a very nice ipa.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Monster resiny hop aroma, and that gets me axcited, but then the flavor profile is very weak, watery and soapy, with some lemon and grapefruit acidity. This one has a mild after dinner flavor with a finish that just drops off and goes nowhere.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Whaleman! Pours a med-light clear (filtered) amber with a white sticky head. Aroma is med. caramel with a balancing piney resinous hop character. The body is med-light with no astringency. The flavor is very clean with a great balance of caramel malts resiny hops, very little citrus and a nice biscuit quality. No diacetyl. The finish is a very clean bitterness, only med. dry. This is a very well balanced IPA. I was expecting much more as far as the hops were concerned, but this was made in the East and no one could argue that this isn’t a well made beer.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Oh man, I know already I’m gonna love this. 12 oz. bottle. Pours an attractive, fiery clear copper with a dense off-white head. Intense citrusy, piney and fruity hop aroma. Flavor has base notes of sweet caramel then comes big notes of pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit/orange/citrus and a slight touch of vanilla. Pleasantly sweet, expectedly bitter but well-balanced (not harshly bitter). Medium creamy body, smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Good head retention and spider web lacework left on the glass. Great stuff.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with slob! - Thanks Bert! - Pours a beautiful clear copper color witha nice creamy tan head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the glass pretty well. Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit, apricot, some pine. Flavor is not as hoppy as the aroma but still plenty. It starts out very sweet with caramel but that is quickly smothered by pine, grapefruit, and floral flavors. Spicy dry finish. Palate seems almost watery for a beer this big. Alcohol is covered pretty well. A bit too dry for an IPA in my opinion but I can see why the hopheads love this one.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 They should call this "Hop Assault." Super pungent aroma of wet, grassy hops. Filtered, deep golden in color with a nice head and plenty of lace. Taste oozes hops, spicy and citric, orange marmalade and lemon zinger. Spicy, burning hop finish. Not nearly as sweet as the hopback as the hops definitely come to the forefront. A great beer for the hop lovers among us. Many thanks to Zach for hauling this bad boy from PA for me.