ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flowery, citric, creamed corn nose; solid malt backbone with a building citric bitterness and finish; creamy and smooth palate; rock solid and pleasent.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful beer, light orange with some amber coloring. left some lace. citrus nose. nice balance from the malt but a great bitter finish. i detected some pear in the flavor as well as some spiciness toward the end. a good ipa.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden with hints of orange. An OK head and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lemon, juicy hoppy palate is balanced by elegant malty sweetness. Superb.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer reminded me more like a spice/herb/vegatable than an IPA. Decent spicy, lightly hopped aroma. Appearance was very impressive. Off-white head lasted the entire time. Hazy peach, orange color. Flavor is well blended with hops, spices, yeast, etc. Good hoppy finish. Another solid Anchor beer.
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - AUG 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was great until the finish. the aroma is wonderfully flowery and slightly spicy, pouring beautifully into the glass. the taste initially lived up to the aroma, but ended very bitter, too much for my liking. still, a good beer, typical of the US style.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice IPA, not too over the top, with a good amount of hops. I wouldn’t call it heavily hopped for an IPA, but just the right amount to balance with other flavors. Beautiful golden color. Nice hop flower aroma and some lingering bitterness at the end.
mjg74 (2887) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nce dark golden color. Has a really nice hoppy aroma. Has a hoppy bite, not overpowering but nice and balanced. Good quality IPA, not the best but good.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours beautiful gold with bright white head...smells very floral and hoppy...not as bitter as I’d expected...finish crisp and warm...a good starter IPA if you are just warming up to the style...
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical American IPA aroma/flavour. Not that this is a bad thing.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The citrusy smell and taste were just too much for me. It tasted like beer and orange juice mixed. Blech.