Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber color. very bitter hops which seem to be less balanced than some other IPA's or maybe they want it that way. Good to the last drop though.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice color, a little cloudy too...Definately decent in the hop area, fairly strong aroma of hops followed by a nice taste of hops finished off with a crisp hop bitterness...I will drink this again!
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2003 Smells like weed. Tastes like weed. I love this beer because it reminds me of weed. Re-rate 10/1/03: Awesome IPA with some pretty bracing hops. Reminds me a bit of SNPA but more hops. I love my hops, damnit! Head was offwhite and unevenly fluffy like suds. Left pretty lacing. I didn't really get the weed vibe this time around. Hmm, I guess I had something else on my mind the first time a rated this. There were some nice floral hops in my nose, however. Have a hoppy day.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very good left coast IPA. Nice and hoppy with a slight bitter finish. My mouth ran dry after drinking 4 of these in on setting.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Amber with an average head. Hoppy smell but without so much pine-and-grass clippings as other west coast IPAs. This would be a good gateway beer for aspiring hopheads who can't handle Ruination yet.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 Sweet pine, yes, but also other spiciness in the flavor. Rough edged bitterness on the way down and long into the finish. Huge head. Intitial huge maltiness. Good.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 Clear, bright copper body with moderate carbonation and a tight sudsy buff-colored head with thick lacing. No visible particulates. Piney, cheesy hop nose and a subtle buttery malt base. Light cherry, stone fruit, and toffee notes also in the aroma. Very piney, hoppy flavor. Hops do indeed prevail, to a fault. Mouthfeel is dominated by hop resin. Good, but not particularly exciting.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear sparkling amber with a creamy substantial off-white head. A welcome aroma of citrus and pine. Very much a pine taste and finish. A quality beer.
sloth (2452) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beige head. Clear copper color. Lotsa sticky lacing.Piney, citrusy nose with a slight metallic note to it. Med/full body. Nice, big piney, resiny hop flavors. Good fruitiness and malt that helps balance out the big hoppiness in this brew. Finish is dry, nice lingering hoppy oil slick.7.5%alc is well masked. Good brew!
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sweet citrus hop presence. Night crisp initial feel on the tongue, with flavors of mixed citrus and wood. Seems to be on the more earthy and robust side of IPAs, instead of being completely hopped sweet.