Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2004 This was my first ale from Anchor Brewing. The head formed nicely and left lacing down the glass. The aroma was rich with light amber color. The bitter taste of hops was well balanced. This was like a pale ale. I enjoyed this ale very much.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Tap: The taste was not very impressive. Bitter but without good qualitys. It didnít really taste like an IPA strangely enough. It didnít know it was one.
Bottle: Much better out of the bottle in my opinion. Citrus, graitfruit and caramel are present along with the recognizable Anchor malts. In the finish the caramel becomes more present. This is very good out of the bottle and not so good on tap because there is much more hop presense in the bottle and I am not sure why.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy, honey body with some orange hues. Very big head of white bubbles. Stiff and lasts a long time. Smells of pine tree hops and light lemon. Very clean essence . Taste is lemony and pine hops with a sweet, malt backbone. buttery. This is a very good, above average beer but I will not say that it is excellent.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beerhugger. Light amberish in color. Nice white head is medium lived and leaves good lacing. Citrus and floral hops in the aroma. Balance is a little off. More malt balance would be nice. Dry. Nicely hopped for bitterness and flavor.
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold-orange clear body. Average size white head, mostly lasting with very good lacing. High citrusy hop aroma, grapefruit-like (definitively cascade). Light bread but hops truly dominate and hides any malt aroma. Huge hop flavor, light malt sweetness in the mouth. Fully balanced toward the hops, high bitterness of average to high duration. Body quite thin as I feel it, may seems watery but itís not. Crisp dry finish still with hops bitterness. Soft carbonation. Gotta love the hops both in aroma and flavor!
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfull hoppy aroma with notes of candy, lemon and other vague fruits. Pours a light copper brown, head is foamy and thick. Nicely balanced IPA. Hop bitterness lingers in the finish and becomes more pronounced as it warms up. An enjoyable beer.
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was not as impressive as I had hoped. After trying the anchor porter, I couldnít wait to see what else they had to offer. What I got was a bitter beer, which I was expecting, and an acidic unpleasant aftertaste, which was a complete suprise. Iíll give this one another shot down the road...but for now...
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12 oz bottle) Sorry to buck the trend, but Iíve never been a big fan of this beer, and I think itís the fact that it seems too floral and perfumy to me rather than hoppy, especially when sampled in an IPA tasting session. The strong hops influence gives this beer a very floral and perfumy character, and a moderately bitter bite, but not to be overlooked is the mildly sweet and fruity maltiness that is vaguely reminiscent of an English bitter, as odd as that might seem. Fairly clean palate, but the sweetness does cut into it a bit. The nose isnít all that aromatic, but there is a lightly sweet, floral aroma. Light golden color and completely clear. The half-inch thick head is nearly white in color with a nice creamy top. I mean, itís an okay beer in my opinion, but I just think itís an average beer in terms of the enjoyment factor.
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange in color. Aroma is hops and grapefruit. Flavor is crisp hops with some fruitiness. Finish has a nice hops bite. I could drink this all the time.
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.