Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Amber color with smallish head when poured in a St. Bernardus tulip glass. Beautiful floral hop aroma. The flavor is a sweet floral bitterness that is just incredible. Nice dry finish. Had it again @ Blind Tiger through Randall, which I didn't care for. Had it again on Randall and still didn't like it.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This IPA pours with an amber body topped by a thick off whitehead with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is bitter, hoppy and woody with soapy notes and, well, it smells like ass. The flavor is equally shitty and very bitter. Medium bodied and slightly dry.
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
great citrus aroma. wow, thick tan head poured out of the bottle. a little dark golden color, looks pretty good- smells way better. hops hops and more hops. this is good, i like this beer. not as good as lost coast ipa, but very good. smell is the best part of this beer. bottle looks cool too
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden color with a dense off white head.
The aroma is big and citrusy that screams off the wall hops.
The taste is citrus hops all over the tongue with enough malt to give it depth. I say that is well-balanced for an IPA.
The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a dry finish. Drinkability is only hurt by its intense dry and crisp finish, the hops bruised by tongue, i think.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this IPA. Dark gold with little head. Stinky. I can't put my finger on it but a little bit of pine in the scent; very distinct aroma. Flavor is very hoppy with no sweetness. Lasting bitterness in the finish. Different than the usual American IPA.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This IPA, to me, had a very skunky taste. A golden light-bodied beer with thin white head that left a decent lace. Went down pretty smooth, but had an extremely bitter aftertaste. One of the hoppiest IPA's I've had. However, I probably wouldn't buy this beer again.
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium golden color with a medium head that fades too quickly. Sour flowery hop aroma. The flavor is fairly well balanced but a little weak on both the malt and hops to be top IPA material. A good Bitter.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Papago Brewery
The beer an unclouded amber to copper color as it sets in the glass, the head is mountainous in size, creamy in texture with the color a beauteous light tan, the lace a diaphanous skirt to hide the glasses charms. Nose is dominated by the hop floral spiciness, cotton candy sweet, malt laden and a magnificent treat for the olfactory senses, start is ambrosial, nice malt presence, the top is moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish is pesky in its acidity; the hops steal the show with their spiciness, droughty aftertaste that lingers on the palate, “WOW”! Another winner from this most magnificent brewery, that has climbed into my top three favorite breweries, right there with Stone and Alesmith, a must try for you hop heads and I must find some of this in the bottle to keep on hand as its just to damn good not to have in the old DBF!
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gplden beer with slight citrus floral hops. Lots of grapefuit but it is not well balanced with the malt, so the hops come out too assertive.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty bitter - but it wasn't as balanced as I would have liked, and that affected the palate score. Nice copper appearance. Not bad