Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
They kind of overdid the malts in this - body was sweet and medium thick. Most of the hop presence was in the finish.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery; amber with nice head and good lacing. Good aroma with malt and hoppy, earthy and slightly sour. The hops are slightly cirtus and piney and I found a light malt character with a slight roasted flavor which gave a lighter body than I expect in an IPA. The finish is smooth, though I think a bit too smooth. This is a very drinkable beer and I look forward to another trip to Harrisburg to try the next batch.
beerlover82 (215) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery:pours a beautiful deep amber with nice head and lacing which sticks to the glass.Aroma is malty and hoppy.Body is medium and taste wasn't as hoppy as I had expected.Could use more hop bite and flavor, but overall still pretty decent.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice IPA, dark golden in color, nice white head that laced around the glass, nice hoppiness in the nose, good spiciness & hop in the flavors, nicely balanced with a good malt profile, spicy & dry in the finish
Jaysus (17) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Very balanced beer, hops are present but not overpowering, and malt presence is noticable. Color is darkish, reminding me of an english style IPA (which this beer most certainly is not). This is my favorite beer from this brewery.
drinks2much (1) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The 2003-2004 Hoppy Trails IPA is different than previous years. Extra hops added in the brew kettle, the addition of a hop back, and extra dry hops, have made this IPA extrodinary. If you are looking for an athenic English style IPA, this is one to try. Get it while you can, it is a seasonal release only available for a few months.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome appearance!!! Nice copper/light orange color, with an awesome white head which left a mound of foam in the glass until it was finished. Aroma is of a god amount of hops, however it is not overdone. Flavor is of some malt- and lots of hops. I would want more hops but it is well done.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice pleasantly balanced IPA. Hopheads may not like this as I didn't find myself making the ugly squinchy face I make for certain other beers. No, I actually enjoyed this one.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
not bad for a ipa. i still made all the funny ipa faces, but it had a very pleasnet flavor.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid IPA.