heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Attractive deep golden. Big orangey citrus aroma-very attractive. Centennials for sure, maybe a touch of cascades as well. Very reminiscent of SNCA. Solid bitterness with a good hop flavor as well. Malt is solid. But this is really well made and an excellent IPA. Thanks to JPDIPSO for the gift!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Absolutely wonderful full hop grapefriut aroma, amber orange color, nice head, full hop slightly sweetcitrus taste, best hop aftertaste ever. If your a true hophead , and could care less about any malt flavor this is your brew. An instant hit with anyone I get to try it. Has been responsible for many people getting off the macro beer wagon. If you can get to the Tyranena Brewery tasting room and try it there, its a 5.0 rating.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light yellow, small white head. Aroma of lemons, and pine needles. Flavor is very hoppy, acidic, with notes of pine/citrus hops, bitter, and alcohol. Palte is a litttle thin. Overall a nice brew.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber Coloring White Head. Sweet and Fruity. Hops and Hops...Dry at the End.. Not My Favorite Either...
badgerben (4631) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Gold color with a thin head. Very piney aroma. Tastes like hopped Pine-Sol. It also had a lot of chunky sediment. A bit oily. Not too good. Re-rate 10/17/07. Had to try this again and I really wanted to like it better, but I stand by my prior statements.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a tan mixing with yellow color w/ very light head and little carbonation.. the aroma was of malt hopps and light citrus.. the palate was the best part, very creamy and rich in the mouth. The flavor was that of a decent IPA w/ a hoppy citris taste w/ hints of some malt.. I again dont’ really like IPA’s but this wasn’t bad. Overall I’d get a non IPA
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2006 Copper colored, translucent, very small white head transverses the glass. Aroma is grapefruit slightly grassy, with slight amounts of sweetness. Flavor is citrusy (grapefruit) but not terribly bitter. Tart but not bitter finish. Thanks John
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden to copper color with very little head, and some lacing. Nice hop aroma, citrusy and floral, some malt and then a little diacetyl. Monster bitterness up front, there is a little maltiness, and some hop flavor, but the bitterness is on top of this beer. It has some body to it as well which helps balance the hops, and I think this is a good choice for any hophead out there.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample GLBF: Nicely hopped nose of citrus and pine. Bright gold in color. Nice fruity balanced beer. Malts are soft and the body is pleasantly plump. The big fruity hops finish leans toward grapefruit. Bitterness isn’t huge, but there. Nicely done.
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear peachy-gold-amber body with a dense white foam head. Very pleasant aroma. Apricot and orange fruitiness melds nicely with citric and floral hops. The flavor is soft and relatively low in bitterness, despite a fairly large hop flavor. The malt has a biscuit-like quality that makes for a tasty little beer. I likes and I’m glad I decided to pull this one to drink after a lousy day.