nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light appearance and large head. Very aromatic beer. Hoppy taste with a dry finish and citrus hints.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange/copper w/ substantial head. Decent cascade hop aroma though somewhat subdued compared to others of the style. Medium body, slightly sticky. Nice hop bite w/ just enough malt to balance, leaving a slight sweetness lingering through the finish. Not as big as I expected, though.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very hoppy beer, clean and crisp. I tasted some fruitiness as well. It went well with my dinner, nice beer!
Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delcious aroma--tart apples fill the nose. The color, too, is reminiscent of apple juice, though a bit cloudy. Cascade bitterness is, at first, reserved but playfully rises to prominance as the beer progresses. Additional notes of lemon, grapefruit, and caramel round out the flavor. Slightly on the thin bodied side but I still find myself craving another sip now that the last one's gone.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber - gold with a white lasting head, cloudy. A cascade IPA. Big hoppy cascade nose, with a slight hint of malt. Same cascade hop flavour. Resonably clean in terms of fermentation characteristics, this beer has a solid base to showcase the american hops in abundance. Overall, it doesn't strike you with abundance of hop bitterness although it is well balanced. The lasting impression is cacade flavour and aroma in generous amounts.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy nose, hop oils and a bit of orange/citrus with honey undertones. Slightly hazy orange-amber with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium lively carb and heavy-medium watery body. Hops resins on the tongue but not overly bitter. Malts but no big sweetness - a tinge of yeast. Ascerbic mild bitter finish and after. A dependable, respectable offering.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clean, fruity aroma. . . hazy orange. Solid hop presence, good citrus fruits and pine. Dry palate and a lingering bitter taste. Nice.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely grapefruity, hop juice aroma. Malt is nice, sweetish, without being caramelly, counteracts the hopping nicely. Worthy of its status as an elder statesman of american IPAs
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I've always viewed this as the bridge between American IPAs and English IPAs. It is very hoppy although not as insane as some other Americans. It has a citrus nuance suggestive of lemon rather than grapefruit.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
my favorite part if this beer is that the hops are so citrussy, but not like most other citrussy IPAs, this one almost has a lemon zing to it rather than the typical grapefruit. leave it to the guys at anchor to find a way to be different. the aroma is full of those hops. the body is only strong enough to support all the hops as is the malt presence. this is a good example of american IPAs.