RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Should have more hop aroma. Nice medium golden color which could be a little darker. Slightly hazy but OK for style. Good hop bitterness in the flavor, although I am a hop-head and would prefer a little more. Interesting in that this beer is a bit malty but yet the carbonation gives it a nice clean crisp palate. Overall an IPA that one could drink alot of without too much hops or alcohol.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a nice deep brown. The smell is of obvious dry hopping, which is essential for a good IPA. The taste is well balanced with sweet malts and hops. I would like more citrus hops in this one (cascade/centennial). Very good beer though
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with hoppy, fruity and sweetish aroma.
A bit too sweer with notes of grapefruit.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle) Hoppy, lightly roasty nose is certainly a good lead in to this somewhat unusual IPA. The dominant flavor isn’t really hops, though the moderately hops has solid presence and contribution. Instead, what comes out most for me is the lightly roasty flavor that really comes to the forefront in the long-lasting, bitter finish. Medium bodied, but also fairly clean and crisp. Medium golden color with a slightly hazy appearance. Average size to the off-white head on the pour, settling to and retaining a thin layer that leaves some spotty and patchy lacing on the glass. Decent IPA, but not one of my favorites.
CamdenD (1123) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice pale IPA. This one is easy to drink with a nice hop kick at the end. I would call this a "session" IPA if anything. Wonderfully citrus nose, but just lacks a bit of fullness on the tongue. Nicely done in any case.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber/gold color with a small but lasting head. Citrus and grapefruit aroma, not much malt. Taste fruity, bitter, very light malt, and like PorterPounder I do sense an essence of mint at the very end of the long, bitter finish. Interesting beer, not world class--could use some more malt backbone--but quite quaffable if I do say so myself.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA. Golden body with white head. Hard to pass this up and will always have a few in the fridge.
PorterPounder (6539) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin, Tx. Medium copper pour, decent white head, fair amount of lacing. Typical west coast grapefruity hoppiness, which is expected and not unappreciated, it’s just that these are all tasting quite the same - but will not mark this one down for that!. An excellent example of the style - clean, crisp and sharp, like a West Coast IPA should be. A bit of light spearmint undertone separates this one from the mases. Good example of the Amercian IPA style.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Served in bottle, had to ask for glass. Stupid waitress lost a bit on the tip for that one. Anyway, pours amber/brown with a small white head. Not an over the top IPA. Good session IPA. Slight malt with earthy hop with average bitterness. Mild grapefruit. Well made beer.
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2005 The pour was orange with a MASSIVE rocky head that looked closer to the froth on a milk shake than a beer. Nice hop aroma but nothing else. The flavor was standard IPA with a sharp hop bite in the begining.