fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Draft at San Diego Brewing Co. Poured typical golden yellow with a decent head that left decent lacing. Aromas of grapefruity citrusy hops and flavors of the same. Maybe just a little watery on the flavor, but still a very tasty IPA.
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Bottle at The Avery Experience. Light orange to golden with a tall rocky white head; lined lacing. Fragrant floral hop aroma with pine and grapefruit notes. Pine and citrus rind acidic resiny flavor with a roasted grain caramel malt body. Light to medium bodied and fizzy. AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2005 So far, the least favorite of the IPA’s I’ve tried. Too much of the "piney hops" for my taste. Overly harsh and bitter with them. Color is a nice gold, nice lacing white head, but aroma tips off piney hops, and the taste grabs you and says "something’s not quite right here". II’ve enjoyed a number of different IPA’s and 2IPA’s, but not this one. Ratman197 (14976) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle poured golden with an off white head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Flavors of pine and earthy hops, a hint of biscuits, with a bitter finish. jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Pours cloudy yellow with thin white head that quickly diminishes leaving good lacing. Nose is floral, piney hops with a touch of sweet caramel. The flavor is resinous with citrus notes - grapefruit predominates, some lime (which is rare), very slight malt character throughout. I am also reminded of the quinine like bitterness of tonic water. Coats the tongue with refreshing bitterness at the end. Overall pretty good.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2005
really hoppy, havent had one like this in a while. not much malt notes, just some sweetness in the background. poured a golden color thick white head, frothy almost, great retention. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Even though IPA’s are not my style I enjoyed this one. The aroma is strong with hop smells that include flowers as well as cedar and citrus. Some sweet malt smells as well. It is a dark golden color that is slightly hazy. The flavor is bitter as expected but does have a nice malt component as well. Finish is nice with toasted malt and hops. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
Bottled. Amber coloured. Big hoppy aroma. Very nice flavour with lots of hops. Very dry and bitter finish. Refreshing. Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Pours a nice light orange color and makes a really thick frothy head. Aroma is light caramel malt, bit of citrus orange. Flavor is excessively bitter, very one sided, only subtle hints of what were suggested in the nose are available as the bitter bitter hops rue the day... it is actually kind of harsh and unpleasant. The bitterness is really long lasting. Medium body, leaves a slight coating on the palate. Sadly, the harsh characteristics in the flavor just don’t do it for me. I’ll take the Maharaja over this one 10 times out of 10. broad (3) - champaign, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2005 does not count
Great IPA! Straight hops! No aftertaste, very smooth. Not so much like beer but like eating hops! :)