howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 Slight yeast haze, rocky, pillowy head. Delicate and non-typical hop aroma for a dry-hopped American pale. Floral and green, rather than citrusy and sprucey. Nicely bittered, but perfectly balanced. Flavors are subtle when compared to other California APAs or IPAs. Refreshingly dry finish. My impression of this beer is that it’s rating and reputation are damaged by the popular "more is better" notion. This is an obviously well-crafted and tasty beer.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light and clear in appearance. More of an English IPA. Well hopped,but not citrus or piney, more of a leafy or cut grass type flavor. Bitterness in the finish. As all most a pepper taste in the hops. A classic
Michiganmike (17) - Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I would rather drink a Warm Old Style Than this crap. Anybody that likes this so called Beer is insane. Floral Aroma my ass!! this beer Sucks!!!!!!
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ale. Very fruity, herb-like aroma. Cloudy light amber in color, thick tall head. Decent flavor, but nothing special. Very hoppy taste with a dry finish, no hint of the alcohol at all. Dry, clean finish. I like it and its very easy to drink, but it wasnt a very unique brew.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral aroma; hops and malts, little sweet. Good, Appearance is okay; cloudy orange coloured; head is nice but dies quickly.
taste is hopbitter, burned malts and spices. Aftertaste is hopbitter. I like this; My first IPA (rated #292 I believe). The style is hard to get here, but I sure want to taste more of this stuff.
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2003 Cloudy orange colour. Hoppy aroma and flavour. My first experience with the style. It takes a little getting used to, but it's ok.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly clear, orange/copper body, medium bubbly head. Quite active carbonation. Definitely has a full aroma of Cascades, lemon and pine, though suprisingly faint. Hops dominate the palate, with a bit of counteracting sweetness. I"ve had way hoppier beers than this, but the mixture of hops here I don"t find particularly appealing. This rating is for 12 oz bottle. On tap it seems much more balanced with stronger pale malt presence, which bumps it up 0.4 or so.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Having been so impressed by their porter, I was dissapointed by this. My opinion of this beer is that nothing stands out and its basically just a boring brew. The palate felt like some kind of Labbat Blue/ Two Hearted Ale hybrid, but much closer to Labbat. If you want an IPA I would say look for something with a little more substance.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2003 Great hazy orange colour, amazing smell. Hoppy, fruity taste...very smooth finish as well! A great overall 'summer' IPA, where the taste is quick and somewhat hoppy, but not overly drying. Not a horrible Imperial IPA which will leave you full beyond belief, but one that compliments a good seafood dish or something along those lines.
SierraBeerGuy99 (20) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold/Copper alloy in color with little carbonation, head and lacing. Has very little flavor when ice cold but once it warms up it is a bit too alcoholic on the tounge, but has a nice robust grapefruit flavor going down. Plenty of hops to balance it out, a well crafted beer. A beer that should be a staple of any fridge.