GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Aroma:pine and apricot hops...
Appearance:redish brown,huge head...
Flavor:good bitterness,light caramel flavor....
Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Bottle courtesy Rochester Dan (jah noth). Cloudy copper body, medium off-white head with nice lacing. Yeast particles everywhere. Light aroma of caramely, bready malts and piney hops. Caramely, toasty, bready malt body with a nice piney hops aftertaste. A bit bitter, a bit citric, but pretty balanced and flavorful. Very well-done. frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Dark amber color with very little head formation. Toffee and citrusy hops shine through in the aroma. Lightly sweet toffee and a little bit of toast, followed by a crisp bitterness with notes of apricot and hops that linger on the tounge. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a coppery red/brown with a very nice light tan head. Very nice fruity hops aroma, which also comes through in the flavor. Also some light sweet caramel flavor. I really enjoyed this one, glad I picked up a six-pack! MarkBarnes (419) - Waterville, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Oct. 1, 2005. 12 oz. bottle. Very pleasantly surprised by this one. Didn’t know this was an IPA when I tried it -- a bit darker than I’m used to seeing in the style. Great hop bite without the "oiliness" sometimes present in similar brews. Very curious to know what the ABV is on this one. An excellent session IPA; and I’m thrilled that it’s being stocked by my local small-town grocery store here in Upstate NY.
FlacoAlto (4228) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Pours a murky amber orange color with a wispy pale head. The pleasantly hoppy with sharp notes of pine, a bit of lemon, and a bit of maltiness that pokes its way through the hop notes. The beer is a mix of muddy malt notes (caramel, and toasted malt) and lots of hops. The hops are sharp and herbal, a bit of pine as well, with a nice bitterness throughout as well. The palate of this beer is quite full, almost approaching a strong ale in quality. The bitterness in the finish is quite biting and is a nice foil to the malt sweetness that is in this beer. This beer is fairly drinkable, but just seems to be lacking something that would make it great, I can’t really place my finger on it though. mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
draught. orange copper with a small whitish head. nice full on hoppy aroma and a clean bread yeastiness. well, I knew it was an IPA but I wasn’t expecting it to be THIS hoppy. now I know and am quite satisfied. fresh leafy hops. soft balance but the hop ratio is obviously skewed in this one, though it still manages to be nice and flavourful. alcohol peeks it’s way through in the middle and towards the end. pretty damn good. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Nice dark copper body. Smally off-white, slightly tan creamy head. Leaves a sticky lacing on the glass.
Initial aroma was sugared and sharp perfumy hops, reminscent of SNCA. Later, wet sweet cement-like grapefruit pulp.
Mixture of grapefruit and perfumey hops, with a slight sweet caramel. Also medicinal grapefruit. Some "off-like" piney astringency in the burps. Becomes a bit bright with fruit as it warms.
Slightly watery, but still a decent palate with decent balance. To me, better as it warms, as it may have been borderline too cold when I started drinking it.
Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a nice foamy white head with very good retention. Aroma of citrus hops is very dominant. Taste is also dominated by the big citrus hops with a full creamy body. A bit too one-dimensional for my liking and I would have preferred some subtle sweetness or more malt presence. Not bad nonetheless and probably one of the best beer from this brewery. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle: Thick hazy caramel, hues of orange, moderate frothy off-white head, fairly attractive lacing.   Straight forward hop nose, very slight floral aspect.   Strong yet smooth bitterness, slightly agressive yet very palatable.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate.   Lingering hop bitterness well beyond the finish.   Solid IPA, nothing fancy, but very enjoyable.   Thanks Dan!