thehinge (279) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lively orange pour with a white head. Bready aroma that I’m not in love with.
It doesn’t lace much and appears to a little thin. Love it’s balance though....piney on the front end with a good hop bitterness in the finish. This one is for hopheads.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a large, sticky head. The aroma is nicely hoppy and tingles the sinuses a bit. The flavor is less in-your-face than expected. There’s a bit of an egg-custard aroma under the hops. The bitterness tingles the tongue in a pleasant way, but is less assertive than expected. The maltiness is a nice caramel, but seems a bit one-dimensional and slightly candy-like.
can8ianben (1382) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is wonderfully plesant - big thick aroma, heavy sweet sour flavour, wonderffullly creamy head and body, just really really well done.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium-amber color. Creamy off-white head.
Hop aroma… piney cascade that have some stemmy edges that dry out the aroma.
Nice hop flavor… a little grainy with some orange citrus and pine hops. Very smooth and creamy... nice balance.
This is a pretty good IPA, but seems to have a lot of hype.
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - APR 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a standard hop juice that is nicely done. huge grapefruit aroma and hops flavor.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA Pours an orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is sweet, pineapple, pine and herbal. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are piney and floral. Medium to highly bitter IPA. Nice blend of warrior and tomahawk hops. Nice orange malts. Nice balance. Very decent IPA. Lots of malt sweetness with all that hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2006 Wow. My wife brought some back from her recent trip to PA. This could replace Terrapin Rye as our daily beer. The aroma was something else. Very, very hoppy, but also with a different, more mellow, not so resin-based smell. The mouthfell makes one feel like you’re tasting nectar. No hop bitterness or chewiness. I hear that the lucky folks in PA can get this on Cask. I’m moving.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber\gold with a average sized off-white head. Aroma of pine wood smelling Hops, and citrus, and malts. The flavor is malty, slight sweetness up-front, citrusy, with a hoppy dry finish. Good healthy body, good brew.
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, medium amber body with little head. Aroma is spicy and hoppy, but fades away too quickly. The first sip is an immediate hit of piney, peppery hops. This is balanced by a thick (but not syrupy), creamy maltiness. The hop profile is really, really pleasing. Plenty powerful but not overkill. Palate is smooth, with a sticky, spicy finish. Super good!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man… I can’t remember who the heck sent me this not more than a month ago… Maybe zathrus13?? Anyway, Thank You!
A beautiful copper body and a luscious ivory head… coats with heavy sheets of lacing! The aroma is an intense effect of dry hopping… very floral, very clean and fresh, very piney / citric! I totally dig that aroma… it’s a hop tea! The flavor has a nice bready caramel presence and a citric, oily / zesty super dry bittering finish. I have to say… the body seems a bit weak for the intense aroma… and the flavor gives off a slightly astringent feeling about 3 seconds after the beer has been swallowed… it reminds me of overly ripened cumquats that I picked off trees and ate as a kid. Anyhow, I am all about the hugely bright and hoppy aroma!