thehoff (569) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peach color. White head. Smells like grapefruit, like ruby red. Maybe the peel, bitter smelling. The bitterness in the flavor is a little reminiscent of grapefruit. Very hoppy. At least it is a sharp bitterness. Great for an IPA. Probably the best I have had.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber in color, it pours slightly hazy with a very nice head that displays excellent retention. No noticable carbonation trails in the beer give it a very rich appearance. As the head fades, it leaves a layer of foam typically found in malty brews. The aroma is very hoppy, with distinct citrus characteristics mixed with a hint of rose florals and a touch of sweetness that almost conjures up the image of bright pink bubble gum. On the tongue, the malt character of this beer is strong, with noticable sweetness evident through the balanced hoppiness. The finish is noticably bitter and very enjoyable.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on draught today when I visited Avery's brewery in Boulder, Colorado. If you ever decide to visit them, be warned, this is a ***small*** place and easy to miss. Heed the directions on their website and turn by the carwash (they're behind it).
The IPA poured a clear golded color with a hoppy flavor and nose. I thought it was very tasty.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice IPA. Wonderful hoppy floral nose. Beer pours large fluffy white head with tons of lacing. Flavor is excellent with nice hoppy, skunk bud flavor. Great IPA which is underrated in my opinion.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 This IPA begins with a somewhat flat color and a quickly diminishing head...not bad, but not up to expectations. The nose, however, is quite nice. Big, bold, and hoppy! Flavor doesn't live up to the nose. I like the hops, but a little character OTHER than hops makes for a much better IPA, in my opinion, and this one is focused solely on the hops dimension. It's still a good beer...just not a great one!
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head, dissipates quickly. A splattery laceing. Clear gold with a copper hue. Medium body. Resiny nose citusy with some malt notes also. Big hop flavors with the malt showing up in the end. Finish is dry, bitter. OK IPA.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2003 Not a huge fan of the IPA style in general but I can still appreciate them. Aroma is bitter and hoppy with a bit of tart fruitiness. Appearance is amber in color and certainly inviting. Flavor is bitter and hoppy with a touch of sweetness that makes the flavors go well together. A good IPA but not my favorite.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the smell is bitter and rather hoppy. the appearance is a light amber with a quickly dissapearing head. the taste is very bitter. hoppy. a wonderful ipa, very bitter.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Holy cat whizz, Batman! The hops gave this a distinct odor of feline urine when I first opened the bottle. It didn't calm down a whole lot. Metallic, unenjoyable. Decent label. A drain pour for me.
carboloader (639) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 Pours a clear amber/yellow with a medium-sized mostly white head that has decent staying power. Some bubbles. Good lacing. Aroma is awesomely hoppy -- one of the best I’ve smelled, with pine, spruce, and citrus tones. Hops are everywhere in the flavor. Ends in a long bitter finish. It seems nicely balanced to me, but I’m a definite hophead and can never get enough. I’m thinking that this will be one fo my favorites for some time. Modest alcohol for an IPA, but man is this one tasty!