BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Every time I drink this it reminds me of why this is my old "standby" ale. When my knucklehead friends reach for a Bud, I grab one of these. Very nice sweet floral aroma. Honey colored, with a very smooth white head. The flavor is smooth drinkable, with a nice hoppy finish. Wonderfully flavorful on the palate, sweet, floral and bitter. Very nice beer, very well done.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pretty IPA color of deep gold. SLightly clouded, how I like it. Very nice nose of fruits and flowers. The hop taste is distinctly cascade and it caught me a bit off guard. For a minute, I thought I might be tasting an I2PA. It has a high IBU count, I’m sure, but tasty nonetheless. A nice beer.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with yeast sediment with a medium white head that diminishes fast. Has a strong hoppy fruit aroma. Has a smooth balance that I didn’t expect given the aroma. Nothing extreme in any way here. Solid malt, good hops, and a little citrus taste.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An overall dissapointment. This brew pours a glden hue with a small head. Aromas of a lager, and flavors of the same. This may be heavily hopped, but it is also heavily malted. I couldn’t tell this was an IPA due the the lager taste and absence of deecent hop flavoring.... I would have guessed an english style pale or a steam beer.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hoppy finish which is nice. decent mildly lasting head. pleasant semi-hoppy aroma. pleasant overall.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice rocky white tan-tinted head that lasts! golden color body w/ brownish hues at the center. nice hoppy nose, light flower. slight sweet malt too.
hoppy, banana taste, good carbonation. no afertaste! excellent NorCal sesh’ beer.
lacing on the glass has super sticking power.
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with little head. Hopy aroma and taste. Perhaps a little citrus. I think this may be a pinch overrated, but it is still better than the average.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloring. Little/No Head. Very Hoppy Aroma and Taste. Sweet. Given the percentile, I’d have to disagree and place it as an above average beer...but little better.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/blonde color, medium laced white head. Powerfull floral and fruity hops aroma with some caramel. Great floral hops flavor with some caramel. Sweet finish. Very good, I can never get enough of this beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3477) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Sampled at Empire Brewfest. Sweet citrus aroma with lots of hints of orange. Yummy. Slightly hazy blonde/golden color with a small white head. Malty to start with hoppy bitterness to finish. I dont know, seems kind of overcarbonated and it just doesnt mesh for me.(8/4/5/3/11)~~~~~RE-RATE~~~~~~Amazing that it has taken me 10 years to get back to rating this beer. Time flies. 12 ounce bottle The aroma has some floral hop notes, some grassiness, and actually a little banana character. Weird. Light spiciness, too. Transparent golden-orange body with a medium, fairly strong whitish head present. Starts with a bit of a piney astringent hoppiness. Light pale and crystal maltiness and sweetness comes through in the middle, before this finishes with a modestly bitter grassy hop flavoring. A solid APA, and I could have seen this being totally freaking mind-blowing 40 years ago.