Ughsmash (7468) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Mista Styles! Poured a deeper peachy amber with a well-retained cap of creamy beige head and significant rising carbonation. Nose was of juicy pear and floral hoppage, rich resiny malts, and a whiff of alcohol. Flavor had pine resin and sweet lightly-toasted caramel at the base with a moderate dose of juicy pear, citrus, and floral bitterness... pale malts and some herbal notes apparent at the finish. Carbonation was a tad too high for my liking, but otherwise it felt very good on the palate. Left a long citrus, pine, and caramel finish. Good stuff!
alexanderj (3462) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2006. Poured a clear, light amber. Nice size white head. Aroma was the standout; smelled of pine and hops. Similar to Stone 10th Anniversary. Taste was mainly hops; not much complexity. Would have liked more complexity. It was above average for me, but not fantastic.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you to DocLock for this one. Pours a lightish clear amber with a small head. Pretty nice carbonation from start to finish. The aroma is fantastic. Smells of sweet hops and has a light grapefruit and malt flavor. I remember the day when I did not care for IPA’s. Damn fool I was!!!!!!!!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly reddish honey body with thin loose head. Nose-clean resinous hops without the overly sweet stickiness I associate with this PNW style hops. Taste-medium bitter, grapefruit, piney, fruity pebbles, PNW hops, medium acidity, good CO2. An excellent example of how to use hops! The beer showcases all of the great hop flavors and lets them take center stage without trying to overpower them with a thick, syrupy, sweet malt bill. Excellently crafted and balanced. Only complaint is a slight medicinal aftertaste and finish, but with such a well-made beer, that is very easy to ignore.
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Jeff. Light amber color with a full head of light taupe bubbles. Full fresh hops aromas, with fresh cut cedar and just a hint of oranges and grapefruit. LIght citrus throughout the sip with hints of pale malt and plenty of pine. A pure hoppy IPA. Really no fault in that, it is what it is, and one thing for sure is that it is just a good hoppy brew.
HeadieNugget (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall a good beer.Nice thick head with a ruby color.Very hop-filled bite with alittle bit of a metallic finish.Would suggest beer is having a steak dinner and a crisp ale was recommended.
madsberg (11170) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Impressive sight. Herbal and flowery aroma. Spiced and fruity. Flavour is citric piney and has a herbal and flowery fruityness. Is heavily bitter in the end. Quite easy to drink. Light warming. Full bodied. I really dig this one. Thanks to Mullman for this really really good IPA.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine off-white head, orangegolden colored. American hop nose with a nice refreshing fruityness and a light spicyness. Fruity and flower hoppy flavor with some sweetness under the bitterness. A bit of alcohol in the finish. A really nice and refreshing IPA! Thanks Mads!
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle obtained in a trade with the trade-tastic Illinismitty! Thanks Sean!!! Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium thick, fluffy head and lots of lacing. Aroma is like tomatoes or pizza sauce, i know it’s weird but that’s all i can smell in the beer! Flavor is hoppy and slightly bitter, but i’m having a hard time getting past the tomato smell in my nose. Dry and light on the palate and a very middle of the road beer for me. Thanks again Sean!!!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with an orange-amber body topped by thick head with a good amount of lacing left behind. SLighlty sweet and fruity wtih a nice hop note and a good malty balance. Medium bodied and smooth.