harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
A deeper and darker pour than I was expecting, Fizzy soda head, that compromises into a small ring around the edges. Some nice carbonation in the aroma, along with some pine and citrus, along with some rich malty caramel, nose matches and balances out the flavor. Great lively mouthfeel, with some nice acidity. A real pleasure to drink. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle: Pretty big caramel presence with some hints of banana bread and citrus hops. Somewhat resembles a barley wine in aroma. Pours a slightly hazy amber with an yellowish-white head that lasts a minute or so and leaves behind some nice lacing. Lots of caramel and toffee up front. Grape fruit hop finish with some piney notes. Seems like an APA more so than an IPA. pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Bottle. Got this one from my sister Anne for Christmas 05. Pours a hazy copper orange color with minimum lacing and a short lumpy head of medium bubbles. Nose is awesome with sweet malty toffee, grapefruit, and pineapple. Tastes woody, smoky, and a moldy hop flavor (I thought maybe warrior or Amarillo, but it must be the Chinook) like chewing on an old stick. Not much sweetness in the taste so the nose really fooled me into thinking that this would be balanced better than it is. Alcohol is evident as the swallows accumulate. Finishes with a hop bitterness that paints the back of the tongue. Body is medium with a solid carbonation. Overall, a nice beer, but not on par with the best IPA’s out there. JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Humboldt IPA Nectar combines West Coast over the top bitterness and UK maltiness to produce a well rounded India Pale Ale. Floral/citrus aroma, grapefruit bitterness and malt backbone. This offering from Humboldt is not a typical West Coast IPA. timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2005
i’ve walked past this beer at the beer store a hundred times...but not today, and i am glad that i picked this one up....i have nothing bad to say about this beer....its not the best, but i will go back to try this one agaoin soon....
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Great label and cap on this one....the beer is good too but not my favorite. This a great West Coast IPA but a little more malty than I like. Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2005
Cracking the lid on this was like opening a bag of fresh cascade hops; such a strong hoppy aroma, bitey citrus and pine... enough to scare you off initially. The flavour, like the aroma, is also over powering until you get used to it; not really balanced. Finishes off nicely with rounded malt flavour and some tough bitterness that hangs around for a while. outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
In my opinion simply the best IPA around. Grapefruit is the most obvious flavor though does not begin to describe the complexities of this beer. Apples, pears, oranges, etc. sweet nectar without being cloying. Nice soapy head shows some birdseye bubbly. All this while being a great session brew. Ungstrup (38248) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2005
An orange beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy, from a good hop sort (or combination), but also with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of grass and flowers, leading to a good bitter hoppy end, but the body is a little thin. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Ruby orange color, thin head, some lacing. Nose of musky, woody, dusty and overall earthy hops. The malts are present and is sort of "chapstickish" with vanilla notes. The flavor is good, a bit of bitterness and a nice level of body and sweetness to counterbalance. I like it when those two balance but don’t blend, I want to taste them both. The finish is resinous and sappy, juicy and citric. Good IPA, interesting to find out the hop varieties.