aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 Great example of a west coast IPA floral hoppy nose with big biierness and not to much malt. One of the best normal IPAs in Northern CA. Draft at Pub
Re-Rate from Can. This some seriously God-Awful crap, notes of diacetyl, DMS, sulphur and grain husk. Soapy and grainy palate that I had to spit out.
JorisPPattyn (7907) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 yr. old. Shaun tells me it is called 2-1-A IPA these days - thanks, Shaun! Clear orange beer; orange-pinkish head. Very fruity nose; grapefruit, nectarine, peach - all of these in the hop varieties. Beautiful - bitterish though not overextended - aromatic as grapefruit, and yet there’s malt underneath, and discernible. Balance more than OK. Slick, hop-oily MF, slight burning sensation. Great West-Coast IPA. Sorry, I’m a s*cker for the stuff.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Amber ale with nice light hops aroma. Good hops and citrus in mouth. Some resinous notes. Good bodied. (June 2004).
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light copper color, small white head.
Citric hop nose with some toffee sweetness. Explosive grapefruity hop flavor with some astringent pine resin impressions. Any malt flavor is kind of a musty afterthought.
psynthetic (7) - BERKELEY, California, USA - AUG 26, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA! This beer has wonderful fruity esthers with a beautiful dark copper body. Great finish on the palate that leaves you wanting MORE!
Definitely one of my favorite IPA’s ever. Cheers to Shawn O’Sullivan the brew master at 21-A for keeping me happy!
motelpogo (6692) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap@the brewery. big grapefruit aroma, quite pale, fresh hop character, quite bitter and enjoyable
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet, hoppy nectar aroma. Orange body with very little visible carbonation. Thin, off-white head. Excellent lace. A hop masterpiece! Very hoppy (72-75 IBUs). Peppery. Excellent. A little salty in the finish and a wee bit tart. An excellent representation of the style. Kudos.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft: this is a typical brewpub style ipa. some decent citrus hoppiness but not over the top and very average. crisp and refreshing.....burp, was that grass that just jumped out my mouth?
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@21st Amendment Brewery, Restaurant and Bar. Both grape and grapefruit are present. Pretty typically hoppy aromatic American IPA, lotsa flavour, but not high on character, pretty decent.
nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Barclay’s. Tons of hops and bitterness. Not enough backbone or body to stand up to all the hops.