Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, but still manages to show some fruit on the tongue. The aroma is like fresh grass mingled with the hops. Copper color.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is pretty tame for an IPA. The malt balances things out quite well. The grapefruit (cascades) is obvious. Very grassy/Earthy.
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Safeway, Rubery, West Mids. Another amber coloured ale, with a slight marmalade aroma. A very bizarre flavour - definitely some vegetable in here, perhaps carrott, with brown sugar to start off with. Residual sourness in the finish. Not particularly pleasant, fairly savoury and heavy. A complex, brandy quality.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a nice white head. The taste i light malty with a dominant but very wellbalanced hoppyness.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
excellent bitter taste. perfect tribute to the midnight ride, rich hoppy aroma, a new favorite IPA
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear light copper with a very thick foamy long-lasting white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Very hoppy taste with a bitter bite. Not bad at all.
trubman (2) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great ale with a very nice finish. Refreshing, nicely hopped, and well balanced. I am looking forward to brewing a clone of this beer!
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet grapefruit aroma. Frothy white head. Really nice citrus hops that could probably stand a bit more malt.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 This is a wonderful ale. Rich, cloudy with a strong but not overpowering hoppy flavour. Plus, as an added bonus, a lingering and wonderfully bitter aftertaste. A well crafted and absolutely delicious ale. Cheers to Anchor!
Hangover (1115) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very attractive pour. Medium golden color with a lively head with excellent retention and lace. Active visible carbonation. Aroma is pretty much all cascade hops. Taste is, you guessed it, all hops. Pretty full-bodied. There are some underlying flavors here besides grapefruit, but the hops smack me too hard to sort them out. Doesn't have the sourness of some of these super-hopped pale ales, which is pleasant. Detected hints of alcohol towards the end. Overall, I'm not feeling this one. It's great, just not THAT great. Perhaps I'm getting more cynical as I age.