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.
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Ashley's in Ann Arbor after the MIBG Fest. Red-golden-amber colour. Nice herbal/floral aroma. Solid orange and grapefruit flavour, with enough malt to give a good balance.
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strange, I thought I had rated this, but when I was going to compare my Imperial IPA rating to the basic IPA, it wasn't here. Lucky for me, I had a bottle in the frig. Orange copper hue with a rocky white head and good lacing. Nice floral and piney aroma, some toasted malt and grapefruit tones. Starts out bitter but, as I remembered correctly, quickly smooths out to a good balance. Hops do linger slightly on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is fizzy and dry, crisp. Medium-bodied. Easy to drink compared to many American made IPA's, more akin to the fine English ones (like Fullers and Samuel Smith). Recommended.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color. Medium head. Aroma is floral hops and malts. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are floral and a touch resiny. Not too bitter for an IPA. Nicely balanced, slightly towards the hops. AH Fuggels.. Slightly orangish taste. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
hopscotch (9082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Rating #700... I really enjoyed this IPA, but it looks like I’m going slightly against the grain here.
A sparkling clear, burnt orange brew. Mid-sized, frothy white head. Somewhat lasting with decent lacing.
The nose is full of citrus fruit (grapefruit and pineapple), pine, caramel and toffee.
Malty, rich flavor, but very appropriately hopped for sufficient bitterness.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, citrusy, dry finish. Very nice I.P.A.. Mild to moderate hops. Nothing shocking, but I like that.
Strykzone (4910) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma of this beer is described as "robust." I failed to detect anything robust about it. However, the flavor is indeed "hop bitterness." I found it a nice consistant beer, very drinkable if less than remarkable.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice butterscotch aroma with a hint of citrus-y hops. Appearances are deceiving, but it looks great. Flavor is hoppy, yet mellow and smooth. almost like a hopped-up bitter. A bit on the dry side, but it works well. Rest easy on the palate, whats not to like. I give this extra points for character and uniqueness. It is tastey and a refeshing take on a style that can be monotonous.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Re-rate. Hazy medium orange body, dense medium off-white head. Nose of floral, medicinal hops with light bubblegum and biscuit. Hoppy body, spicy and floral, somewhat leafy, with light bubblegum, backed by bready malts. Underrated IPA.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dirty orange body with a good amount of head. generous amount of head. very hoppy and soapy to the nose with hints of brown sugar and caramel. overload of hops-i almost felt like i was chewing on hops (minus the texture.) aftertaste of pine. (side note) ? the bottle had some type of plastic crud on it.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arcadia's brew is a really consistent, nicely hopped, simple but very solid IPA. It's just what you'd expect - it's all it should be, and I'm always happy to find one in front of me, but it doesn't hold a candle to my favorite - Kraftbrau's misnamed but excellently hoppy and wonderful "Summer Alt."