tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 12 ounce bottle. Tons of piney, resinous, hop aroma. Copper and gold, depending on the light, with a billowing white head. As the head fades, most of it clings to the side of the glass. Has to be the best lacing I’ve ever seen. Lots of spice, earthy hop flavor, with some of the typical grapefruit and caramel. Big time bitter. I bit puckering. Starts out sweet, and finishes dry, again, that is probably due to hops more than anything. Welcome in my glass anytime. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2005
The aroma is superb. A complex mix of herbs, pine, citrus--all the good American IPA elements. The flavor is rich and smooth, even a little juicy, but not quite as complex as the aroma. This beer almost gets into IIPA territory, with its high alcohol and huge amounts of hops. Reminds me a little bit of Victory’s Hop Wallop, actually. I will certainly buy this again. framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Best IPA I have ever had. Strong strong fruity hop flavor with just enough malt balancing to not overpower the hops. Great hop aroma with tight lacy pale head. Great beer. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 Bottle. Pours amber with some haze and a thin white creamy head. Faint aroma of malt, some bread notes, but hops seemed to have faded. Flavor of caramel, toffee, mild toastiness, and piney hops. Bitter finish, with some notes of tea and soap. Of the three IPAs I had, this weekend, this was the weakest. Lost Coast Indiga and Mendocino IPA were better IMO. This is still decent, but not worth the price I pay in TN. porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2005
On tap. Poured a slightly hazy golden color, with a thin white head that lasted the whole experience. Aroma of bread and big hops. This is a really well balanced IPA, the marriage of malt and hops reaches near perfection in this beer. The only problem i had with this, was that it seemed a bit thin, at least to me. I would still drink this again, and again, and again.
Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2005
Hazy amber IPA with a thcik creamy off-white head. Overflowed upon opening. Bready malt in aroma with pinhey hops, a bit aged in character. In mouth, a classic IPA with a good malt backbone, biscuity, and floral hops, with noted citrus in finish, not overpowering. Medium to rich body, dry and sharp. Well balanced and pleasant. Just lingers pleasantly in mouth. kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Bottle. Poured out a very enticing orangy-copper color, just a bit muddy, with an medium ivory head. Aroma was sharp citrus and pine. The overwhelming flavor was pink grapefruit, but had a nice sweet malt character initially then gave way to the grapefruit and bitter hops on the finish. Complex and full bodied on the palate, just the right amount of carbonation. The overpowering grapefruit flavor kept me from rating this as high a some of the other premium IPAs, but overall this was a very good beer. kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2005
I had no expectations for this beer and was plesantly suprised by its quality. This beer poors an orange cloudy beer with particulate matter toped by a substantial off white head. Aroma is nice, bold pine hopps while the flavor is citrus, malty and well balanced for an IPA. For a rather modest amount of alcohol. Crit (3977) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Hazy amber with lasting head.Nose is piney,with a touch of carmel malt.Grapefruit hop profile, nice lasting bitterness, lots of malt, great body.
Actually has a lot of balance for an IPA, not one dimensional at all, actually relatively complex, one of their best offerings. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Pours a huge frothy amber head, minimal floral aroma. Heavily hopped which is balanced nicely with an abundance of sweet caramel malt. Very good beer.