waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Great IPA. From the aroma to the palate down to the belly. Well balanced. Great Hops. This is easily a go to pick from the cooler. Very enjoyable. Keep them coming. paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 Bottle marked 020106 08:30 sampled 01/14/06. Clear light orange with slightly above average carbonation. Somewhat skunky aroma with flowery overtones. Not bitter enough up front, but ends up with a lingering flowerly hop bite. Very clean for an IPA. Not sure at first, but grew on me quite a bit over the bottle. Would buy again. The lingering bitter does it despite the weak hop start.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, toastiness, and grapefruit. Flavor of bitter hops and malt. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Clear, golden body with a moderate, fluffy white head. Subtle, enticing aroma of caramel, oranges, pine needles, whole grains, grapefruit, lemon zest and toasted bread. The hops and malt are well balanced as the hops start off the show, but the underlying sweetish malt adds depth and character to the nose. The body is smooth and moderately full--not mind-blowing, but solid and enjoyable. The flavor profile has a nice balance as well. The hops and malt actually go back and forth competing for the top spot on the tongue. It’s piney at first before waves of grain envelope the tongue. At the top, a nice citric bitterness hits before undulations of sweet caramel and toasted grains and bread ride out the finish. This is a nice, balanced, drinkable IPA that goes down well with a nice crisp, bitter, lasting finish that begs for another draught. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: APR 24, 2006 Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/malt. Strong grapefruit flavors with malts and a crisp dry finish.
hopdog (12575) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Jimbowood (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and had a smokey-earthiness to it (kinda of a bizzarre aroma that I couldn’t nail down). Tastes of oranges and sweet malts. Bitterness was on the light side as was the body. Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Very bright golden-amber colour. The aroma is orangey, biscuity, kumquaty with a breadcrusty background. Mild hop-accented character with an ashy, slighlty astringent bitterness, mere hints of orange and a firm but simplistic pale malt note. A very basic, serviceable IPA but nothing more. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle. Honey body with a foamy head with alot of lacing. Nose-very hoppy-almost sickly sweet so. Taste-usual IPA things, classic PNW sticky resiny hops, citrus from the hops, good amount of bitter. I don’t know-I think that the bitter, sweet, and malt is damn near perfect. I don’t understand why this isn’t rated a bit higher. An excellent IPA. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Pale very clear pour, golden and producing a tiny white sheet of foam that concentrates on the glass sides. Straightforward hop aromatics jingle through floral and citrus fruit dominants (tangerine, peach juice). Fresh nature, underwhelming malts stay shy and cornered. Fair PNW bitterness, absent alcohol feel. Very active carbonation ensures the food pairing claims, cleansing the tongue effectively, and remaining easy to drink with its thin body characteristic. I’ve probably had almost the same beer under 20+ different names, but it’s a clean if basic hardworker. How they make english hops feel american in essence, only them know. dpointer74 (16) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
This is a respectable IPA, but the hops overpower the malts a bit too much for my taste.