DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very interesting beer from MI... the pine smell has a soapy(?) fruity smell with a similar taste. Unique hop flavors. Not the best but worth giving a try.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery amber appearance and a good hoppy citrus aroma. Decent hops in the flavor, a good amount of bite. I would say it is a slightly above average IPA.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of and Arcadia sampler: This is a decent IPA but really doesn’t compare to some of the better ones I have had lately (Ruination, 90 Minute etc). Dark murky orange/copper color with a thin off-white head. Very thin lacing. Aroma was somewhat hoppy (are those fuggles?) with a little citrus. Flavor was hoppy with a light malt balance and a light toasty finish. While on the weak side there was really nothing offensive going on here. This would probably be a good starter IPA.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap-Copper-amber color. Small head. Hazy-hoppy aroma and flavor. Fairly light bodied.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color was a copperish gold, but the head was small due to how they poured it and only formed a small white head with not lace. The aroma was of hops and slightly of citrus. The flavor was malt, hops with a hint of a burnt citrus?. There was a nice hop bitterness to the finish. Not as good as some of the others, but a good beer.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Re-rate - 10/02 - got a nice new bottle of it. Medium hopped, nice malt body to back it up - an o.k. ipa.
original: dark gold color - nearly amber. It was very hoppy, but had some werid, undescribable tastes their too. smelled like vinegar. on tap. not so great.
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Home Town brew. The celebrated their 6th aniversary tonight. Good brew. I will but it again. Gotta support the home town brew!
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
heavy floral hop aroma, poured a cloudy amber color, very hoppy with floral and citrus flavor, needed some more malt balance a decent IPA.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
after having just tried Shipyards Fuggles IPA, the Fuggle hops definitely show up in this one...overall pretty weak flavored, but not that horrible..there is some underlying bitterness there
stephen (308) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not even close to being a good IPA. Weak. Sour. Ringwoody. Metallic.