leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good quality IPA. Not the best Iíve ever had but I could enjoy one of these on a daily basis. Pours a nice copper color with a decent sized ivory head. The nose is a citrusy hop scent. With a smooth creamy texture and citrus hop flavors that arenít overwhelming. Simple but good.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent IPA, nothing special but nothing bad either. Pours a straw/yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is floral and citrucy, with a bit of that cat-food hop smell I donít enjoy. Flavor is pretty sharply bitter, more so than a lot of IPAís. Flavor falls a bit flat in the face of the bitterness really, but it finishes dry and malty, which is pleasant. Like I said, decent but nothing special. Canít go wrong with Avery though!
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice medium amber color with foamy head and awsome lacing
citrus fuity aroma
spicy tangy taste and finish.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gotta keep telling myself that Iím a Stoutie. But lately Iíve been enjoying so many excellent IPAs. My Secret Santa sent me two Iím anxious to try. Had this last year but before joining RateBeer. So, I had it again last night and loved it. Nice amber color with frothy white head. Aroma was the appealing grapefruity I associate with the style. Lightly carbonated and a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was so very refreshing and clean and crisp and grapefruity. Great stuff.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mmmmmmmm....hops. Nose is hoppy and floral. Taste is of course hops, with some lemon and a little spice. Finish is bitter and very clean. For an IPA the hops are very subdued and mild. Goes down great. A very refreshing easy going IPA. I will be having this again.
Kevin (2110) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a golden yellow with a fluffy white head. strong hoppy pine aroma that i expected. not too strong on the hops balanced with a caramel malt finish. very satisfying leaves a refreshing taste. iím glad i grabbed a sixer of this(of course Lumpy will drink most of these when he gets here, the damn hophead).
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Lots of grapefruit and pine in the aroma. Beautiful sparkling gold-orange body with terrific lacing. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a heavily bitter, heavily acidic finish. Medium body, creamy, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: hops bring forth a spicy astringency that Iím not too wild about.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep golden amber with a nice fluffy egg white head and some great sticky lacing. Aroma is slightly medicinal, hoppy and finally dirty dishwater, also some peppermint and herbs upon second smell. This is a great over the top hoppy IPA with some very fresh lively acidity, citrusy zing and just slightly under-balanced on the malt side, but it works for it, as it comes through in a toasty, bready aftertaste. The finish is very crisp and dry, leaving you wanting more. Very nice and clean!
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Papago. Very good IPA. Citrusy and floral hop aroma. Clear golden color, white head. Nice hop flavor, plenty of bitterness. Good malt backbone. Medium body. Overall, very well-balanced IPA.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 This brew was pretty good. Certainly not the best (there are others that are cheaper that i would recommend over it) but pretty good nonetheless. Pours a lovely light gold color with a head that truly lingered. Nose is of sweet and florally hops and at the same time a dry and spicy (almost corianderlike) spiciness. eminataing from the yeast. On the tongue it is about the same only spicier. Very bitter hop profile with a not so pleasing pepperiness that develops on the way down. Ok brew not excellent but pretty good.