HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2005 Cascade nose? Very floral and spicy. The palate is rich and fruity. The 7.1% ABV is hardly evident. A solid hoppy IPA.
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am (once again) sipping as Iím writing. I think I possibly just discovered my favorite beer. I love the strong hoppiness and the rich body. Great bite and nice aroma and...I love the label. Very 1920ís. This IPA is the best beer Iíve tasted in a very long time. Run out and get it if you can. I found my bottle at Trader Joes.
Aurelius (3726) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Distinctive kumquat/fruitpunch esters in the aroma & flavor. Apricot colored, lousy label, light foamy head. Sweet, hoppy (not overdone, but hoppy), some caramel. I preceded this with Bert Grantís IPA, and this wins hands down.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fair IPA, but rough around the edges. Not balanced in the malt dept, for sure.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An overwhelmingly hoppy IPA, but it lacks balance as the finish comes through a little strong due to a lack of any strong malt flavor. Great for hopheads though, as the hops are there in a big way.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lighter IPA. Nice amber brown color, fruity-hoppy nose, pleasant sweet taste. A notch below Red Hook IPA.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Striking clarity, wonderfully enticing nose that oozes with grapefruit. A subtle malt undertone struggles to keep pace with this hop fest. Bitterness and citrus of hops are prevalent from start to finish. Very good afternoon refresher.
666seth (222) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a refreshing beer for once in a while. Not a great IPA at all. light in hoppy and malty flavor, a bit of a floral aroma.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: Decent hops, though not very complex. OK finish - nothing to write home about.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 11, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity hoppy aroma. Very fruity bittersweet taste with slight alcohol twang. Tasty beer.