3fourths (8555) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very bright and sweet cascade hop aroma, like spiced peach and apple crisp. Slightly murky light orange appearance with a very foamy head which globs to the side of the glass like soap suds. Stinging bitterness on the tongue is the most noticable feature, the flavors are light and maybe subdued a little, but this is a nice light, woody IPA. Finish is quite dry. I'm beginning to appreciate American IPAs from areas other than the West Coast, as they seem much more balanced, with the right amount of British-tasting malts to even it out and let the beer be hearty without being over-the-top.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky amber-orange with some sediment floating about. Frothy head with tightly packed bubbles. Earthy-yeasty nose. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Earthy, wholesome malt flavors -- definitely has an English slant. Some fruity notes poke up here and there. Not very "hoppy," but it has a building bitterness. Overall, well-balanced beer that's a pleasure to drink.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper body with some floaters. Large and rocky white head. Lacing.
Floral aromas abound. Fuggles is obvious.
Juicy hops. Malt with a hint of fruitiness. Hides the alcohol well.
Medium-bodied. Slightly chalky mouthfeel.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I've had this beer twice and was surprisely impressed both time. It seems to me that this brew is underrated - now @ an average of 3.17.
Has a good hop aroma, flavor with a good amount of bitterness. Not too over the top and very drinkable and fulfilling none the less. Medium body with nice carbonation and slight maltiness to it.
Appearance is slightly cloudy with yeast floaties that still didn't shy me away. Good IPA.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing special here. Simply put there are better IPAs out there. This one is mediocre at best.
thedm (5084) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew poured a small head of off-white mostly lasting fine to medium sized bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent yellow orange colored uncarbonated body behind. It had a typical IPA hoop aroma and a smooth hop mouthfeel with a less that usual IPA jop bite. The flavor was a typically strongly hopped IPA one.
jgb9348 (5068) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper in colour with a thin white head. Piney hops in the aroma with a subtle citrus smell as well. Medium-bodied; perfect for an IPA with a clean hoppy taste. Almost perfect hoppiness level, not as much as west-coasters, but very good. Nice maltiness to balance the hops. A pleasant hop bitterness rests on the palate after the last sip. One of the better IPA's i've ever had! Overall, better than the average IPA and should be tasted if it's available to you! I had mine from a 500 mL goblet served on draught at the Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck, Michigan on 14-August-2003.
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Fruity,gummy nose. Typical cascade scent. Clear lite yellow/orange color. Pour so sediment went in seperate glass. Sour apple,orange hops with a toasty malt flavor. Bitter finish. Fuggles punches up the finish. Lost on color which was kinda dull.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Nice English style IPA. Nice dry bitter bite to it.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy orange-copper color, huge frothy off-white head that clings to the side of my glass, sweet citrusy hop aromas, resiny grapefruit flavors, some what thin with a watery mouthfeel and a bit unbalanced it is lacking malt balance, finishes harshly bitter.