stephen louis (163) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a exceptional beer,my new favorite ale.
pours a honey gold,slightly cloudy to me,big off white head with strong lacing.The nose is hoppy and slightly fruity.
The taste of this beer is top notch.Hops up front,but balanced,then a nice sweet malt,then into citric and finishing slighty floral from a nice sweet hop.A slight yeast like flavour buried in there too,adding to the experience.
great body,I could drink this all night long.
kane (111) - USA - OCT 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is drinking American history and its tastes very good. Growing up in the Midwest during the 70’s I can only imagine what a shock this beer caused at the time. Even during the new Millennium this is a powerful beer in terms of aroma and taste, which has a very nice west coast/cascade feel to it. One of the starters for the American craft brewers movement.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit and floral hops. Well hopped with a strong citrus flavor. This is the IPA which began my appreciation for hops years ago (you have to crawl before you can walk, right?).
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured clear, amber with a little orange. Head was moderate with lots of lacing. Looked great! The scent is floral slightly heavy on the citrus and a little piney in the nose. You can tell it was dry-hopped. The taste is hoppy with light carmel malt in the back. The mouthfeel lighter but stil full, and helped by carmel sweetness. It’d be easy for this to have a strong bite due to the dry hopping but this brew seem to find a perfect balance. Yummy and very drinkable.
shrubber85 (8325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 Bottle - Sweet cherry malt and hops aroma and amber color with moderate head. Flavor primarily hops and light sour malt. Hops are well-balanced - doesn’t come across too bitter. A re-rate but I didn’t change my opinion too much.
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing bad to say about this beer...it was o.k. Certainly not one of the best IPA’s out there, and not as hopped as advertised.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Tatoverede enke in Copenhagen. Good off-white head, aroma is slight citrus fruity. Rich taste, very well balanced, good carbonation. This beer was very good with a meal, easy and very pleasurable to drink. I was quite impressed.
IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a a medium slightly hazy pale amber with a very large foamy off-white head. Very faint aromas of grain, yeast and citrusy, floral hops. Flavors are mostly hops but deep and fairly rich malty taste as well. Feel is quite thick and hefty with a soft carbonationAftertaste is smooth and mellow but the hops are what stays up front. An easy drinking IPA
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 This is a pretty decent IPA. Hoppy with a bitter aftertaste--looks pretty nice in color and an OK brew on tap. Check it out, if you’re an Anchor fan.
Re-rate: 2009 bottle. Appears light amber with a strong head that disappears after 2-3 sips. Tastes hoppy with a floral lightness that is refreshing. Would not drink a lot of these at one sitting, but very enjoyable.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just had this back to back with an Arcadia IPA . . . verrrry similar. Mild for the style, thoroughly pleasant. Really nothing bad to say about this one. Orange-amber color, nice head, retention and lace. Soft on the palate, some sweetness on the finish, just really well-balanced. Either this is overrated or the Arcadia IPA is really underrated. I’ll go with the latter proposition.