IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color, moderate white head, some lace. Aroma of herbal/spicy hops, touch of malt. Big hop bite, lingering bitterness. Medium body. Pretty nice. Shared with frielock.
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light brown yellow golden sexual body. large white head. lighter color than most ipa's i've tried.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2004 Light golden, nice head and lace. Moderatley hoppy nose, sprucy and piney. Medium bodied, nicely hopped, malt base seems a little weak, some floral notes as well. Slightly warming with some off putting metallic notes in finish. Decent but shouldn't skimp on the malt.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden yellow in color with decent head, tiny effervescent bubbles, and lots of lacing. Middling floral aroma. Taste is all citric hops with little to balance it. Tastes a lot like a hoppy American Standard. Decent beer, drinkable, but not near other quality beers from Cali.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely sharp citrus hop at front of every sip, like knives slicing into your tongue. Great beginning, but there's just that little problem of "where's the malt?" - After that initial shock, the rest is juicy and full of resin, but just too thin overall. Looked great - hazy orange.
ClarkVV (5688) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold/straw, slightly hazy, thin white head, not much lacing. Weak hops aroma. Fairly large flavor of alpha hops, hay, some light floral tones and more bittering hops. Body is medium, mouthfeel is creamy, lots of air, but not peppery carbonation. Very good malt balance. It's always nice to have a good IPA to go to when you get tired of those somewhat over-the-top double IPAs. If this is North Coast's budget beer line, I couldn't tell.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Love the style, but this beer didn't impress. Nothing special here. Reminiscent of Lagunitas IPA but without the full flavor. A little too watered down for my taste.
raymow (1395) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I wasn't all that impressed with this IPA. Not much of an aroma and doesn't taste all that good either. It does have some hop flavor but it leaves a bitter, medicinal aftertaste. The appearance is about the best aspect of this brew, in my opinion.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Pours amber with a nice off white head. A good hoppy aroma. The flavor starts sweet but quickly gives way to bitter (grapefruit) hop flavor and very dry aftertaste. Nice hop flavor that is strong but not overly sharp. Drank very smooth. A nice IPA.
OldGrowth (3209) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Ok nose. Sour citrus orange/grapefruit that dulls the more you sniff it. Clear orange yellow color. Head that stayed for a while,clung to side of glass. Green hops taste, Pretty bitter, very one sided as the pale malts make little difference. Bitterness lasts a while. Very drinkable though.