HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite IPA, but still okay. Seems harshly bitter, but not a lot of aroma or hop flavor to back it up. Compared to most of the beers I've had from Avery, this one doesn't have nearly as much balance or interesting things going on. Wish they would make a lighter version of Hog Heaven as an IPA
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
color consistent with style and what a style. If you like that overwhelming citrus flavor with bitter finish this beer will do right by you
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2004 Pours a light golden yellow, almost lager like. Smells of pine and I can't explain what else. The flavor is of decent hops, not as piney as the smell and is very light with a dry finish. The head was of beautiful litle bubblies, but the flavor is a let down. Very light. Almost wattered down.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber color with a medium white head. Floral citrus aroma. Flavor is grassy grapefruit with a dry bitter grapefruit rind finish.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance is golden orange with a fair white head that diminishes rather quickly, but leaves a nice lace. Lots of floaties dancing in the carbonation. Aroma is a bit citrusy but more perfumey floral. Flavor is grapefruit and grassy with a nice malt balance. Good flavors but maybe a bit watery. Finish is slightly dry and mildly bitter. Over all a good IPA it just leaves me wanting a bit more.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear, slightly dark golden colro with a white head and nice lacing. Mildly herbal hop nugget aroma. Smooth citrus hop taste.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color, thin white head. The nose and taste are very strongly grapefruit with some sweetness. Bitter finish
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden clear with white thin head. The nose is very flowery and WOW lots of grapefruit and hops in the taste. Easily drinkable, with the exception of the acidic ness of the grapefruit
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden honey color with a slight brown tint. Head is thick, long lasting and white. Very hoppy smell- powerful, ruby-red grapefruit contrasted exquisitely with sweet pear. Strong and succulent flavor. Pine, peach, pear, and grapefruit all teeter on the brink of sweet and bitter without tipping the scale in favor of one. Good balance, very tasty. Bittersweet aftertaste. This is one of the better IPA’s out there, especially for those like me who enjoy sweeter IPA’s. Brought to me by my good friend Jeremy from Rochester, NY.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pungent piney aroma with floral/citrus hops taste. Enjoyable, but not my favorite from Avery.