ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden/ yellow colour with big white head. Aroma has some sweet fruity freshness combined with a dry hoppy touch. Flavor has some orange sweetness with a long dry finish.
allphoto (36) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite IPA on the planet, ...now Mars makes some good ones, but we donít rate them here. The beautiful pungency of the Cascade hops stay with you as you drink this beer. The head is cumulus thick, the color is straw yellow, and the tiny bubbles rush continously to the top of the beer. The apple sweetness arrives as the hop bitterness disappears. This beer is unique in itís category, and is an incredible example of what can be done with this style.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 bonne petit ipa saveur et arome houblone.Jíai decouver un gout de pomme rouge mure en fin de bouche
dbristow21 (2) - ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not nearly as strong as most IPAs, but i donít always want to be blown out by hops. That is why i like this beer, real good flavor, aroma is nice just enough to let me know it is hoppy. Good finish not to dry. Real good beer to drink two or three of and get on with your night.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling and golden with a generous rocky white head. The aroma is a blend of US hops and English ale. Well balanced classy flavor. Apple, butter, citrus and a tart, slightly bitter finish. Still distinct after all these beers.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great flora hints in the initial pour. Nice tan color and ample white head. To me it was a beer beer. Flavor was big hops and no fruit, spice etc. Just a great grainy flavor. Nice beer.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Great beer! The moment you open the bottle a fantastic boquet overwhelms you with hints of floral subtleties, citrus, cascade hops, yeast, oranges, honey. Great color, laces glass well. Fantastic taste the hops are so well done. A fine tribute to the cascade hops.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2005 Tasted at 54 degrees. Very pale tan color, off white head that subsides pretty quickly. My first smell was amazing, fruity, hoppy, honeyish, excellent. I donít know if it overwelhmed my nose, or what, but all attempts to smell afterwards were not anywhere near as sucessful, but the fruit and honey remained. The flavor is just as I remember, complex due to the hops and quite balanced. It is somwhat citrus fruity. I remember it being more hoppy, though. The finish is real nice. Itís dry and flavorful and sticks around, making you want to drink more.
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Great sweet and citrus hop aroma. Pours a cloudy amber with lots of sediment. Decent white head that lasts a minute or so. Light malt up front with a citrus hop finish. Flavors that exist are balanced very well, but could be a little stronger.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2005 Pours a lovely hazy orange with a fast disappearing white head. Big citrus aroma and that classic hoppy taste....go and buy.