BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a white head. Earthy hop aroma. Flavor is earthy as well, with citrus hints. Nothing complex, but a well made IPA.
motelpogo (6296) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled. really tasty ipa. amber. big earthy, pine aroma, rasping orange cordial and then quite bitter
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 this one reminds me of sierra nevada pale ale,but with a bit more kick.also has a bit of a citrus flavor to it.although once again,careful how many of these you put back,they sneak up on ya!
IndianaRed (2323) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a medium dark copper/amber color with a quite large head that settles quickly but maintains a good film and sticky lacing. Aroma is of citrus rind, malt and hops. Flavor is definately citrus up front, malt then the hops come barging in to the party. A lot of carbonation, fairly thin feel and a quick finish that leave quite a bit of hopy bitters at the end.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - AUG 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a reddish copper color, with a huge sticky white head at first. It quickly faded back to a sticky lacing down the sides of the glass.
Aromas are of resinous, grapefruity hops, sweet malts, and a background of yeast. Slight caramel aromas, but not overpowering.
Tastes are of hops bits at first, then the malts come into view. Then, the hops bite again as itís swallowed. Well balanced, the malts and hops arenít in a battle for dominance, which is more than a welcome change. Malty richness mouthfeel, followed by the classic hops sting. No alcohols discernable in either the aromas or flavors. Finishes somewhat dry, but hoppy. A decent IPA that isnít over the top. I really enjoyed this beer.
screigh (444) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a decent sized white head. Beer is a hazy orange color. Quickly melowed and some decent lacing. Initial smell is of beautiful hops. This is where it turns bad. While the taste is OK and on traget for the style at first the aftertaste is terrible. Reminds me of the smell of old crab shells. Leaves a weird taste that will not go away. Not impressed.
SDalkoholic (2135) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A IPa with a real clear color and a head that lingers around for long time? answer is yes. The aftertaste i get from this beer is like you just put a few dirty pennies or some metal in your mouth but yet it keeps me sipping away without a care in the world.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer witha big whitish head. Fruity grapefruit/tar flavors with a nice bitterness. Light aroma of grapefruit. Finishes dry and refreshing.
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with a color reminiscent of Liptons iced tea. Actually almost resembled the flavor of an unsweetened tea Also. Sweet at first, but then good Olí Hops snuck up on me and lingered on the back of my tongue begging to be replenished by another gulp....... Overall, I am Pleased with this one.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 Re-rate (2/1/2010):
I didnít really like IPA back then and even if this is smoother and milder than I expected, having forgotten Iíd ever had this beer, it certainly deserves better than a 3.4.
Anyway, the aroma feels a bit shy and closed off. No reason to up that. Itís nicely amber, lovely head with fine lacing so Iíll skip fiddling with the Appearance. Mild, full and soft caramel kicks off the flavour and then the hops take over. Not forcefully, but rather politely. Resiny mostly and and nicely long.
Old rating (8/14/2004): Ar: 6 App: 5 Taste: 7 Palate: 3 Overall: 13
Golden orange and a huge Duvel-like head. Some aroma of dark toffee caramel. Carries into the flavour. Slightly burnt?