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 (5369) - 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 (1345) - 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 (3137) - 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.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice root beer float head. Hoppy aroma. Golden amber color. Initially sweet but dry on the palate and aftertaste. Fairly balanced but not to the extent of a really good IPA. Another good effort.
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good IPA. Pours out of the bottle with a perfect head and nice carmel color. As expected, hops are in abundance but this is what I prefer in a beer. One of my favorite IPA's!
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bootle. love the aroma very hoppy. The flavor is very much an IPA, nice hoppy flavor with a bitter finish. Good citrus (orange) flavor. Another good California IPA.