matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2003 Great beer but I want to comeback and recomment after I refresh my tastebuds--6/29/03-Ok, my taste buds refreshed. This beer kicks ass! I really don’t think this is the typical IPA, this beer is a bit cloudier, not nearly as bitter, and offers a fruity aroma and taste. The hopps are just not there like the typical IPA. Overall, easy enjoyable topnotch ale, Highly recommended.
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I originally had this beer about 7 years ago and was not impressed. Either the beer or my beer palate has improved. Wow! This is one tasty brew! Beautifully hoppy, perfect aroma. Lots of carbonation is visible in the body which spawns a large, white, rocky, creamy head. Body is amber orange in color. Nice flavor; similar to Minneapolis Town Hall's Single Malt Ale, but less sweet and cloying. Light to moderate bitterness; more bitter than Anchor steam. A little surprised to learn this is an IPA and it should delight both hop-heads and non, alike. Good session beer.
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This broad is excellent. She gives great head...a thick foamy creamy mountain of head. Her lips aare orangish yellow in color... her taste is similar to the single malt I had (and when I say had, I mean HAD) at Town Hall.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a good head. Clean,crisp,refreshing with a great hoppy taste. Very impressed. Proud to drink it.
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a very hoppy brew, this one rates up there as a keeper. This is a very clean and drinkable beer.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Orangey gold color, with a thick white head. Very pleasant looking. Paying attention to beer when you're at the bar is kind of hard, because it's so loud and you're smelling food and smoke the whole time. I love this place. Anyways, the beer is smelling very hoppy, a nice clean cascadey smell, although it seems almost all west coast hops smell like cascades. Flavor is very rich and hoppy, with a citric grapefruit intensity. Slight malty fruitiness that quickly gives way to the hops cavalry. Very clean and relaxing beer. Balanced like what. A good benchmark for the style.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a nice orange amber color with some carbonation and a hopped smell. Taste is very hopped and finishes crisp and refreshing. Overall a very good IPA.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this IPA. very refreshing. Definite pine-hop presence. The finish is bitter, but still pleasant. Good stuff
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 2003-05-15, 7-4-6-4-13
Orange color. Very nice aroma, more delicate than other times… roses, lightly fruity (mango…). Weaker body, quite malty but not as much hoppy
Hazy orange / light amber color; generous creamy head; bottle conditioned. Very nice fruity aroma, typical of Cascade hops, and hoppy. Medium body strength, but well structured, not really malty, almost dry. The hop character develops mostly at the end. A great beer, just lacking a better body.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas is pine-scented,with floral highlights. Slightly hazy, straw-like color with a full head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. Very fragrant, zesty-citrus and slightly herbal hop aromas are evident. Also noticeable is a light caramel maltiness and an almost indiscernible fruitiness, but the assertive hop aroma dominates throughout. In fact, that's about all that I could taste. Lots of hops in this one. But also bitter with a somewhat acidic aftertaste. Dry and smooth.