Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine hoppy aroma in this pour. Nice white head with decent lacing. Taste was pretty well balanced after expectations of a hop monster. Nice bitter finish with very little alcohol presence.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Looks yummy, thin head with lace. Big nose of malt & hops. Nice bodied ale. A good citric, piney IPA w/ plenty of malt. I always enjoy this one. Finishes dry and with piney bitterness.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but a bit watery compared to your typical IPA. A nice flourish of flowery taste as you drink, pricking your nose and wafting in your mouth. Easily drank as well, moreso than thicker IPAs such as Dogfish’s.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Nice head, hoppy nose. Complex taste; nuts, malt, hops, milk chocolate, and t er stuff. Long hoppy, flowery aftertaste
calivania (62) - USA - MAY 20, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am a fan. This is a chewy yet classy IPA, with piney aroma that also comes through in the first taste. I have rarely tasted a beer so aggressively hopped yet with out the steel-toed boot bitterness that normally comes along with it. There is a gentle, porch-swing quality to this beer. I am at a loss for words: confident, subtle, sublimb.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 Tap: Got this because it was on special, assuming it wouldn’t be very good. I was quite suprised as it was a pretty well-balanced IPA with a good amount of hops. Aroma is very hoppy, odors of pine and citrus. Flavor hits your mouth with bitter hops, floral, with a balanced strong malt sweetness that make it a very well rounded IPA. Worth trying. Re-rate: Bottle - This beer has an excellent head at first, but quickly diminishes to a small ring around the outside of the glass. Noticed some apple/cherry in the aroma as well as some grapefruit, spicey hops (chili?), and a tiny bit of honey in the taste.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden copper, with a thin peaked head that cover the glass in lace. Aroma, what an IPA should smell like, pine wood, citrus, slight sweetness, and floral. Flavor starts with sweet malt base, middle is mellow (the eye of the storm), and finish with woody hop bite. Aftertaste was a little metallic. Definitely for hop-heads. The body I thought was a little watery in the finish. Drinkablity medium. Quite good overall.
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pine-hoppy aroma. Like I said, lots of pine and woodsiness in the nose. Pours a tranparent copper/orange with an off-white head. Metallic twinge in the start. Finishes very pine-hoppiness. Some malt character in the end. Quite hoppy. Decent body. There is a curious sweetness to this guy that just doesnt jove with me.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fairly well-balanced IPA with a nice balace of hops and malts. Not overly bitter, yet wonderful hop flavors and aromas
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought a bottle of this one after sampling three floyd’s dreadnaught ipa. Compared to that, this one held its own, sort of. It wasn’t quite as bitter, but does possess a certain aroma that just can’t be beat. Very tasty though, I am really liking IPA’s more and more!