JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chill hazed amber/orange liquid with a modest light head. Rose floral/citric/purfume aroma. Citric hops flavors with out the full malt backbone I like in this style. A hopshead brew.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is good beer. It is obviously dominated
by lots of hop flavor, but what’s not to love. Nice fruity,
floral aroma. Looks very nice in the glass: golden brown with
a nice puffy head. Lots of lacing. Very hoppy flavor, in fact I would say
one dimensional, but that is not accurate. I believe you can taste two or
three layers of hops in this IPA. Excellent!!!
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice legs, frothy white head. Fruity & floral nose with hints of citrus. Kind of tastes like like the swimming pool here at the U of O, but loaded with hops. There’s nothing but a chlorinated taste to balance the hops! Maybe just a sub-par batch (i hope).
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hoppy, both in aroma and flavor. Has a medium head to it, and leaves a nice lace on the glass. One of the better IPA’s I’ve had.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear deep golden, nice frothy thick beige head, slight to moderate carbonation. aroma is quite citrusy with a little pine quality...no malts to speak of in the aroma. quite a huge bitter taste with a certain austere quality to it. up until a few weeks ago, i thought i’d already tried this one...fortunately for me, it’s a great one!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 reddish bronz with creamy randomly bubbled froth..
Aroma sang hoppy with fruitiness, tad bit mango, maybe peach, and a tad citrusy like a squeeze of lime,
down hill from there
bug-eaten hops progress positively to the highest point allowed but still manage to finish below a good IPA hoppiness..malts fall behind, and fail to balance the not-so-great hops..which doesn't help..but its not as bad as i let on...its pretty ok
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2003 Pours a dark golden, maybe copper, with creamy white head, slowly dissolving into a nice lace. Aroma is almost all hops - a lot floral, pine and citrus on the nose, backed with a slight maly presence. Initial taste is a little sweet, some caramel present, middle is smooth and light, end is full of hop goodness. Medium body, dry ending.
Suttree (4733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
To me, this is the poster child for west coast IPA’s. It represnts what is closest to "typical" for this type. This is a good thing. Hops dominate the nose, and is the first thing you taste. A little bit of caramel to finish. Looks good in the glass. Cool label. A benchmark.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper color. Clear. Nice creamy head. Aroma of cascade and centennial hops and sweet crystal malt. Strong bitterness. Full citrus hop flavor. Sweet caramel. Malty. Great balance for a West Coast IPA. Medium body. An excellent beer!
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 This gets the bronze in my own personal california beer olympics in the ipa catagory. Just behind stone and alesmith.