Ernest (7791) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers, resin), with a note of black tea. Flavor is moderately malty, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Surprisingly balanced and docile for an American IPA...guess it’s because it’s East Coast style. A little more malt in the mouth would be very welcomed, but it’s fine as-is. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Extremely strange, yet pleasant hop and malt aroma, with hints of pine needles dripping with caramel. butter, apple and pear, human skin, as well as hints of corn husk, tea, apricots and pine. Orange copper color, with no head. Medium body. Tea-like hop character, with a variety of fruits, along with pine-like hops. Malt body is full of butter toffee and caramel flavors. Fairly nice and enjoyable beer! Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
No head. Golden body. Spicy, big hop aroma. Spiciness almost reminds me of curry. Solid spicy hoppiness, complimented with prominent bitterness in the taste. Medium body. Well made stuff. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
very very good IPA - strong hops flavor stronger hops finish - had this at brewtopia in manhattan Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Pours with a short head and a amber color. Mouthful tastes rather thin. Nice hop character, not an intro microbrew, but something a non-craft beer drinker should be able to handle, and a beer that experienced craft drinkers should enjoy.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2005
bottle from PineyPower. Thanks Dean! Pours a deep amber color with a small off white head. Nose is thick and malty, lots of caramel. Taste is thin at first, then a big blast of hops and caramel spew out, followed by a bitterness and a dryness upon swallowing. Some light dry notes of citrus remain in the mouth. drfabulous (8483) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Quality IPA. Enjoyed at a bar in Syracuse. Not the best I’ve had, but nice hops and worth the taste. wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Poured golden with a thin white head. Aroma had citrus, graitfruit and orange with some caramel also. Taste was really smooth. Well done. CTwriter (34) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
Not too fruity, not too bitter, it’s a wonderful beer to drink without food. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle, clear ambery pour. Hoppy, citric rindy aroma, with some malt character - but the hops are the nose. More citric piney hop flavors predominantly, with caramel crystal malt backbone. The hop flavors themselves struck me as a little harsh, and notes of alcohol came through as well. Decent IPA.