Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good amount of hops. I think this is one of the best balanced beers Iíve had in awhile. No particular element dominated, rather they all worked in cadence to produce a god IPA.
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is like the smell of a freshly cut bale of hay. This stuff is loaded with hops through and through. Dry, sharp and bitter and refreshing until the end. An IPA with attitude Ė got to love it. Hop heads rejoice, because I doubt your palate will let you forget it.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
And I thought that their ESB was hoppy...WOW! intense hops - to the point that by the end of the bottle it was just toooo bitter. Yes, thereís some good malt in there too. Itís good, but I prefer Stone or Victory for IPA.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal amber color with a thin off-white head. Full malt aroma with a rather pronounced fruity overtone as well. A slight hop aroma with some pleasing hints of alcohol. Flavors of prunes and chocolate with a wonderfully hoppy finish. An enjoyable IPA that is readily available.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a dark copper color and formed an nice white head that left some nice lace. A good deal of carbonation. The aroma was of hops and some citrus. The taste was definatley of hops, with some citrus and some fruit. A very good IPA, but since I prefer mine less sweet, I would have to give higher marks, personally, to Stoneís.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
great color, good aroma, and very easy to drink followed by a great after taste. the bear on the bottle is cool. will definitly buy this beer again.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good IPA, had an íinterestingí flavor that i coudlnt quite figure out and not used to in an IPA. But overall a nice satisfying brew.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting orangy color, especially next to the much paler Bert Grantís IPA I tried with it. Exquisitely soft in the mouth, which is a nice way to savor the big pine and pepper hop action. Not a whole lot else rising to meet those powerful hops, but sometimes they do the trick just fine on their own.
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oofa!!! I thought Acme was my fav but as I continue to expand on my brews I am always pleasantly surprised. Great head that sticks around until the chubby lady has her thang with us, beautiful fragrance and color. Lovely bouquet. Flavor...Oh mama, this IPA is so full of hops that you want to lick the wall to wipe it off of your tongue. I loved it and will get some more as soon as Iím done with this six. Great brew!!!!
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím a very tough critic, but everything that Anderson Valley does seems to come out right. This IPA is clean, crisp - and unlike many IPAís - leaves a jolt of flavor on the front of the tongue! Hops in balance with a light but distinct malt flavor - a symphony for the mouth! Kudos!