timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2005
beautiful beer hazy amber color, nice thick head. taste good. i like this beer! goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Poured a hazy orange amber color with an off white head. Fruity aroma with semi-sweet pineapple and muted hops. Just got this beer but seems like it could be a little old since the aroma is lacking a nice hop profile that others have described. Malty flavor is sweet with some caramel and a touch of hops. light bitter finish. I feel a little let down on this one. I am hoping that it is just an old bottle and I will again get to try it. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
12oz. bottle. Deep hazy amber with a bunch of sediment floating around. Nice white head. Good fruity, hoppy aroma. Perfect amount of hoppy flavor. Not too over-the-top. Warm finish. Not as great as I expected, but I can’t really complain too much about this beer. I’ll try some more of this. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Poured a nice copper color with about 1/2" head that was well-retained. Hoppy/floral aroma with grapefruit & apricot noted. Crisp & clean mouthfeel, and the hoppy bitterness was well-balanced with a medium malt backbone. Finish was long and hoppy, and there was a hint of honey-like sweetness. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Pours a brownish-gold color this is pretty cloudy. Nose is mostly of hops (duh). Taste is hops (centennial) upfront and not much hop taste in the finish. Has hints of apricot. For me, I’ll take a Goose Island for an IPA as it has more of a floral hoppiness to it.
IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Poured a deep effervescent amber with a fizzy off-white head. Clean and refreshing hops aroma. Taste is hoppy with a strong malt backbone with a touch of alcohol dryness. Very well-crafted and world-class IPA. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2005
So I decided to pick some of this stuff up since it was making a bit of a ruccus (spelling?) here on this site and my oh my am I glad that I did. One of the better IPA’s that I have had. Lighter amber copperish in color with a medium sized medium lasting whiteish head. The nose has a good amout of hops in it but not overpowering. The taste is just about the same... again, not overpowering the beer. Definately a good beer, get ahold of this one if you can. BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 4, 2005
Pours orange/brownish with a big off white head. Small citrus hop aroma. Taste is citrusy with a nice full mouthfeel. Grapefruit taste lingers. This is not over the top, and extremely well balanced, making it the ulitimate session beer. Thanks to Springslicker for this one. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Orange-amber, almost red and teeming with floaties (hop dust?). Wispy, long-lived beige head. Citrus/Christmas/peach/potpourri hop aroma melds beautifully with biscuity, doughy malt. Traces of grassy brie rind as well. A burst of orange/apricot/pine hop flavor, followed immediately by sweet sappy malt. Full, chewy mouthfeel. Sublime aftertaste of honey, fruit, and black coffee. Perfect balance. Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard, but less aggressive. Damn excellent beer.
PS- pair it with smoked ribs or chipotle salsa- you won’t regret it! Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Standard IPA, hops, crisp freshness to the beer. Pour pure golden, with descent carbonation. Lots of pine and citrus in the nose, some malt hidden beneath it all but very little. Very hoppy, flowery, grapefruity. Nice for a session.