willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10.08.04 12 oz bottle thanks to Springslicker. You know, I’ve passed over this stuf so many times in the local beer store and it took a trade to get me to try it. Maple gold pour under a big, off-white head. Very nicely balanced: aroma right through the finish. Grapefruit pith acidity and bitterness over a superbe malt backbone. Hints of band-aid and gumdrop. Great complexity of banace in an everyday IPA...kudos. Thanks again, Jay.
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gets this hop-head’s vote for a repeat drink. Orange/Copper color with a three-fingered, white head, this had a strong citric aroma with floral undertones. Stronger malt taste than most IPAs, but has that serious bitter flavor that I enjoy. Great bitter finish.
rlgk (10125) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Canned, from Systembolaget. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head, leaving nice lacing. Hoppy fruity caramel aroma, citrus, grapes, floral notes, biscuits, some herbal notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, really bitter, caramel, citrus, floral notes. Hoppy citrus finish with grass and metal notes.
Old rating from 2004: 3.4. Very clear hop nose. Hops are dominating in the flavor as well. Really bitter, but it also brings grapefruit and bitter almond.
vitusdude (1) - Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful copper color, not much head poured gently and with respect. Nice balance between hop bite and malt smoothness for an IPA. Clean palate and aftertaste. Got a kick that sneaks up on one nicely though. I’ll have another soon.
kungus (15) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites...More malt backbone at the front than many IPAs, but it still has a deliciously crisp finish. Pricier than some, but totally worth it.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft library alehouse santa monica, CA: huge pine nose fresh kick ass hops up those nares. nice freshness following through the palate. grass, pine citrus with tangerine dreams. crisp cool and refreshing. a definate fine IPA, quite a bit of the ethyl as well.
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good IPA.
Somewhat reminds me of SNPA only noticably better.It wins out over SNPA in the malt department wich is better balanced.Not as good as the Three floyd’s pale ale,but good nonetheless.
It is potent though at 7%abv so be carefull.A true sipping beer.
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 (6309) - 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!