DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Bright orange color. Nice floral hop aroma; the taste is well balanced, medium hoppy, citrus, full body. A quality IPA, not too over the top hoppy.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite tame really. I really don't know what to think about this. I don't think I would drink this again. Its too mild to be an IPA but too hoppy to be on the level with "Steam"
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of mild for a IPA. It does have a nice bitter finish. I do like the cascade hops thereis a very good balance to this beer.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 There’s a light haze to the peach skin hued body and a thin cap of a frothy, white head. The aroma has a pleasant balance between bread & caramel malts and orange & spruce hops. Light banana and hop dankness are also present. Simple, yet fragrant. Banana bread sweetness initially leading into a citric-spruce hop finish. Hanging minty aftertaste. Loose, watery texture of medium-light body along with moderate carbonation. A classic, certainly but it’s no longer pushing any boundaries. Still, clean and drinkable. 12oz bottle, pilsener flute, bbe May 09.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and hop aroma with a malty background, slightly skunky. Dark amber color, completely translucent. Silky head and sticky lacing. Flavor matches the aroma. Dry and sour finish. Overall: This is an IPA? Hehe, no it isn't, not near enough hops, tasted more like anchor steam.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange color. For an IPA, it is weaker than I expected, which is good because I'm not crazy about super-hoppy beer yet. Bitter aftertaste, but to be expected from an IPA. If you like this style, it is a decent, watered-down version.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber color, hints of citrus with well-balanced hops and malt. Dry finish; A tremendous beer with more body than most IPA's. This has been one of my favorites for years and I can't see that changing.
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not over the top hops - depth of flavor to balance the crisp bitterness of the hops, floral nose, hazy sunset orange color. These go down nicely in quantity
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is a cloudy orange. Aroma is mildly citrus but hard to detect. Flavor is somewhat hoppy with loads of citrus. This doesnt have the hop explosion typical of west coast IPA's. Palate is somewhat bitter and smooth. This is a rather mild IPA but a quality one.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours an orange color with a moderate head and not much lacing on the glass. The aroma is very soft and hard to detect, but it smells slightly of citrus. The flavor is fairly smooth and very malty and filled with citrus. It has somewhat dry of an aftertaste. Overall this is a good beer but just slighty more dry than I would prefer.