JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Deep rich copper color with two fingers of beige bubbles. Heavy grapefruit aromas with only a touch of caramel malt and hint of amaretto. Lots of citrus qualities come out in the first sip.Fairly simple malt flavors with a touch of toffee and caramel. While I like my IPAs a touch more malty, this does have a decent balance. Lightly woody and slightly nutty finish. Quite drinkable. Thanks Santa. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
clear orange/gold, white hed. aroma of perfume, detergent, ctirus, pine, caramel, flowers and mild cotton candy. flavour is softer than the aroma would indicate with notes of fruit cocktail and melon with carmale and earthy resiny hops. very nice. jb (3407) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Had at the Rohrbach’s summer brew fest. Everyone brought their IPA’s here and this one tasted similar to the rest. Also not much different from their own Hop Sun product. Thick head, looks like IPA, nice maltiness, hops finish. SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle from sampler. Perfect orange body with an offwhite head and a good lace. Looks good. Active carbonation. Great aroma. It’s hoppy, but not overpowering. Piney hops, honey, sweet malts and a little more pine are all in the nose. The flavor is very well balance with the hops and sweet malts, but there’s also some honey and grapefruit and other citrus fruits. What we have here is a very drinkable and thoroughly enjoyable IPA. Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Decent sized light beige head. Reduces slowly with light carbonation. Strong bitter aroma. Little spicy with plenty of floral hops and maybe a bit of unripe grapefruit. The really sour kind. Color is a nice dark amber. More harsh bitterness but it recedes quickly after the swallow. Pretty well balanced and the harshness dissipates the further into the glass you get. Short lived finish that is slightly sweet and has a little remaining bitterness. A pretty good IPA.
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Resinous, pine infused aroma with the malts becoming more noticable as it warms. Reddish amber appearance, small head and good lacing. Bitter, generously hopped taste with a thick, slightly oily, mouthfeel. Flavor was fuller and hoppier than I was expecting. Dry, lasting finish. ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Nothing special about this beer; this has a tannic detracting note masked by a lemony hoppiness; decent malty backbone with late, harsh, substantial, lingering bitterness OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2005
12oz bottle from a trade with Sregnar35 - thanks Bill!! Pours amber with a short offwhite head. The hops in this one about take your nose off. Sharp aromas of pine and grapefruit abound on top of this one.. A nose only the true hopheads can appreciate. Flavor is crisp and hoppy yet backed up quite well with malts. Ont he palate this is medium bodied and quite delicious. Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2005 Wow, you taste an IPA like this and you really get it. There is alot of hops, AND you can still taste the sweet malted barley, very nice. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
A little watery, but a nicely malty and subtley hoppy brew. Not overwhelming like a lot of west coast IPA’s. If you prefer the IPA with a crisper and subtler taste, than this is the brew for you. A dark brown amber appearance and a frothy white head. Not overwhelming to the tastebuds. A good starter beer when introducing to micros.