leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Cloudy golden color with thin white head. Perfumy citrus nose with notes of grapefruit. Nicely bodied with a smooth, creamy texture. Tasty grapefruit, tangerine, and citrus flavors with a long lasting punch of hops in the finish. A notch below their IPA but overall it’s good stuff. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Shiney and clear reddish gold. Almost scotch-like. Thin white head.
Perfumey start with some pine and citrus soon accompanying it. Piney alcohol with a nice sweet caramel backing. Rind and fresh grass or maybe green herbs in the finish. Some sweet orange liquor too.
barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2005
bomber, bonus bottle from OldGrowth in a recent trade, Thank you Tom! I enjoyed this one so I don’t mean to be overly critical, but.....it seemed a bit one dimensional. aroma was of grassey grapefruit. appearance was an orangey-yellow with a fast fading white head. yes it was big in alcohol and hops but where was the malt? a really nice IPA in flavor, just wish it would have been balanced a bit more with some malt. mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
bottle. Thanks Goldorak. copper boddy with red tinges and a fluffy white head. aroma is sweet hops, bread, yeast, and a trace amount of alcohol. body starts out with a whack of grapefruit citrus hops leading into a balance of biscuit malt and warm alcohol. some sweet malt on the lips and sharp hops in the finish. pretty good. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2005
(bottle carted home from New Hampshire). Hazy gold with smallish white head. Lovely floral hops aroma. Flavor is well balanced between hops and malt. It really doesn’t come across as overly hoppy. Outstanding "imperial" IPA.
mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - SEP 5, 2005
bottled, hazy golden color, lively carbonated. huge floral aroma of citrus and grapefruit. sweet, almost cloying. extremely hoppy and bitter as expected. can8ianben (1601) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Wow, very nice! This one is a IPA lover’s dream Nice and hoppy, subtle malt backing, a big punch of hoppy aroma, loads of citrus, grass, sweetness, subtle alcohol in the nose. Very well crafted. Head is gone in a flash, especially in a big snifter glass, but good experience. shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Bright orange color with thin but heavy cream white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is floral and sharp. Flavor is floral, full and resiny. Tasty stuff. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Hazy orange color with lots of floaties, thick rocky white head. Excellent aroma and flavor of spicy and citrusy hops with caramel and a bitter finish. Light to medium body with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Head dissipates very quickly. Nice Golden Color. Citrus Peachy sweet taste before the bitter of the IPA kicks in. The bitterness expands nicely at the tail. Nice signature for an IPA.