elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to jcalabre for this one. Seems like it could be true to the English style IPA as claimed, which is to say not as hopped up as most west coast IPA's. But this is not bad, the balance here is quite good and the malt character decent. Very drinkable and gets extra points for hiding the alcohol - hard to believe that it's 8%.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Poured a orange amber color with an off white head that left nice lacing. Mild citrus hop aroma, barely noticeable. Sweet, hop taste, included some caramel notes as well. Fairly decent IPA
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very large, light brown head, (it is bottle conditioned). Liquid is medium brown in color. Taste is pretty sweet with a medium hop finish. The hops are between and American IPA nd an English IPA. Pretty good and pretty strong, but it lacks refinement.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper color, diminishing white head. Good lace. Aroma and flavor of fresh hops. Citrus, solid bitterness. Slightly sweet malt. Alcohol well hidden, medium body.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2005 Bottled on 12-27-04.This is the mother batch of this beer! If it was like this everytime,this would be on my top three of IPA’s especially for value.Aroma of fresh heady citric(orange rind) hops,nice fresh malts,the estery yeast is blended perfectly without being overbearing, like many batches I have had),there is no dicernable sediment on the base(which really makes this one a winner)The taste is very hoppy but so smooth,medium bodied with a nice amount of IBUage.Simple orange golden color with a nice head and healthy lace.Keep coming with batches like this and I bet people will be re-rating this one up in the 3.8-3.9 range.It has just the right amount of sweet to pull it all together.Dangerously drinkable for such a hefty(8%)ale.Keep it up Yards! Gotta love these citrus hop burps(Yum!)-
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with an orange-amber body topped by a thick off-white long lasting head with lots of lacing. Sweet and slightly citrusy hop aroma with flowery notes and good malty undertones. Bitter, salty, piney hop flavor with a slight sweetness and a touch of citrus. the finish is salty and piney. Medium bodied and realatively smooth with a touch of dryness.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is balanced between hops and malt. It was slightly cloudy with pronounced hop bitterness. The malt flavors were appropriately in the background. Very nice.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eight percent they say....indeed... It is hidden nicely among the hop bite. Gives it a very smooth mouthfeel that eases into the strong side of itself. Certainly a nice smell with pleany of fruity and floral notes.
Reathai (7) - USA - JUL 30, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not counted yet...
I only have been rating beers that I have in the tap at home. I just picked this up for no good reason. It knocked me off o'me feet. This is a really good beer. I am a Victory nut, but I would buy a barrel of this again, maybe before a Victory. I am pleasantly surprised! Nice aroma, fruity. You won't notice the alcohol in the taste, but watch out drinking it. Highly recommended.
raymow (767) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good IPA (label's cool too). Good flavor and nice color (darker than most IPA's. A good, quality beer.