NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a nice, golden brown color. Small white had with little to no lacing. Fruity aroma. Oranges, grapefruit. Some yeast as well maybe even a slight piney smell in there as well. Bitter bite right away. Nice and thick. Gra[pefruit was the first thought about the taste of this beer. More citrus in there some pine flavors as well. Finishes with a littel bitter of a aftertaste. Good, but not my favorite.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A VERY good American rendition of the IPA... had the citrusy and spicy green hop flavor, a good backbone of malt, slightly sweet, excellent head, and finished with a bit of a green hop bite.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A great IPA. Orange/copper with a slight haze and thin creamy white head. Aroma is not quite citrus, but more orange/orange peel with herbal hoppiness. Well-balanced flavor tips over into a nicely bitter hop finish. Smooth and slightly crisp mouth feel. Not as good from the bottle as it is on tap, but still one of the best IPAís out there in my book.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head was spare and the color was orange. It had a great aroma and it tasted a bit like an orange. It was a bit hoppy but balanced. It was biiter at first, but then it goes away half way through.
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Jerc and GregClow. Dark hazy yellow - very hazy actually, looks like a jar of honey, small white head. Wonderfully hoppy aroma - sweet too, honey, with fresh orange citrus and some lemon - what a wonderful unique mix. Even some alcohol. Taste has a huge hop wallop at first - very sharp and citrus like. A little thin in the body which makes the hops even more prominent. Dry bitter finish. Very nice, just a tad one dimensional.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Illinismitty. Poured a nice cloudy amber color with a 2 finger thick off-white head. Good head retention with nice lacing. Aroma is very hoppy with notes of pine. Flavor is very well balanced with lots of hop bitterness complimented with some malty sweetness. Great mouth feel with a crisp lingering aftertaste. Definitely a top 5 IPA. Too bad it is not sold locally.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown with a big maly hoppy nose...very nice!!! On first taste very very sweet. Acceptable for a double IPA but way too cloying sweet for an IPA. The maltiness did not balance with the hops. Almost like they stopped the fermentation early. Could not hang with the sweet finish.
patrick767 (3597) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 bottle - This beer pours a huge, long lasting head and has a nice aroma of floral hops. The color is a hazy yellow-gold. The flavor has a little malty sweetness up front, along with some pine notes, and plenty of hops from start to long, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. This is simply an excellent IPA.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy bubbly golden-orange with a large lasting foamy white head. Wonderful aroma of floral and citrus hops -- I keep smelling it over and over [sniff, sniff] man thatís awesome. Flavourís the same, juicy floral and citrus hops -- so delicious. Thereís malt in the aroma and flavour as well to balance things out but this is all about the hops. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. An excellent IPA, if this were available locally it would always be in my fridge as itís definitely one of the best IPAs Iíve ever had.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Illinismitty
Strong pine forest aroma. Floral aromas as well. Hazy yellow body with good head and decent lacing. Pine flavor and medium bodied. Cool and crisp on the palate and gone way to fast. Been saving this one for my birthday and today the day. Didnít disappoint cheers.