CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Pours a hazy light copper bronze with a thick, frothy off-white head with lots of lace. Aroma is musty, earthy hops with a touch of pine, resin, and crystal malt. Starts, with a nice, dry, caramel bittersweet maltiness turning more piney hoppy toward a grapefruity hoppy, bitter finish. Very well balanced, fresh, and crisp. A great IPA, thanks Larry Pitonka! jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Bright copper-orange body topped by a creamy off-white head. The aroma is distinct, very flowery (Fuggles?). The aroma continues and is sweet like some exotic fruit I can’t put my finger on. The flavor is a huge burst of floral and light citrus. The malts are perfectly matched. Slightly sticky, light caramel. Yum. Man this is good. Light biscuit on the finsih. Medium body bitter dry finish. This is the perfect British IPA as done by a PNW brewer. All I can say is WOW and I wish I had ordered more! KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
This is a classic example of an IPA: fragrant, crisp, slightly sweet, and just a tad bitter. A nice, refreshing beer that I would love to have again. Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is of hops and caramel. The flavor is dry and very hoppy with notes of grass and alfa-acid. The end is lovely bitter. DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Pours amber with a thing fizzy white head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Cloudy looking but with no visible particles in it. Nice moderate hop smell that has a slight fruit hint to it. Tastes somewhat sweet, especially for an IPA, has a traditional IPA bitter taste to it but not very strong. Fairly syrupy with a more bitter after taste, than intial taste, that quickly diminishes, nice IPA.
omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour with a slight haze. Rich lychee-like hop aroma. Solidly malty with clean mouthfeel. Fruity with notes of cookie malt and resiny, very bitter finish. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
Copper color. Beautiful hoppy-fruity aroma, malty, nutty. A malty and nutty flavor, a lot of caramel, with some sweetness and hopped strongly but less than crazy way, excellent! Thanks Jeppe for sharing this one. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Orange coloured. Clear. Beige dense head. Herbs, honey and sweetness in the aroma. Flavour is hoppy, herbal and fruity. Is quite well balcanced. Ends on a nice bitter note. Like it. Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Bottle courtesy of wohlfs. Pours copper in color with a white rocky head. Nice lacing. Thought the aroma was more like a scotch ale. Has some sweetness with a little hops present. Flavor is very well balanced malt and hops with a long hops aftertaste. Very nice brew overall. sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Large offwhite head that really lasts with a lace that wont quit. Lightly hazy, copper/amber color. Fruity, malty nose, grapefruit and buckwheat honey notes. Medium body. Earthy hops, lightly citrusy, medium sweet malts, caramel and light vinous notes. Finish is dry, fruity.