alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this IPA. It’s very strong in the hops, but maintains a crisp drinkability. It doesn’t linger like a double ipa would (not that there’s anything wrong with that). If you want a delicious hoppy beer to drink with a meal and not interfere (too much), drink this beer. I’d drink this beer any day of the year. I love it.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never gave a 10 on the aroma...but what the hell am I waiting for? This one really is a good balance and brovides an incredibly floral aroma.
Wonderfully smooth. The best IPA I have tried.
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice balance of Hops and Barley. Tons of character. Crisp with a bitter finish. A very satisfying and exciting brew.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
good crips smooth brew. pours out gold, smells of hops and citrus and tastes like a great smooth ipa. one of my favorites thus far. will reserve a spot for it in my fride on an occasional basis.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with thick white head. Fresh pine-sol, citrus, grass, and flower aromas. Medium mouthfell with nice weight and a long finish. Creamy flavors of pine, malt, orange, peach, and a bitter finish that lingers. Nice Hophead beer!
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Houston, Texas.
Creamy off-white head, clear orange body. Hoppy and flowery aroma with a creamy tone behind the bitterness. Hops is dominating in the flavor along with flowers and nuts. Dry and bitter and a classic IPA. Thick mouthfull.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color with a big white head. Big grapefruit aroma that also seems very refreshing. Nice bitterness, but a slightly light body. Light malt body, good bittering flavor of grapefruit, some tar, and some spice. Easy to drink.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter orange body, with a nice lacy head. Strong citrus and hoppy aroma - very pleasant and robust. A hint of ash as well. Dry and crisp. Highly grapefruited flavor. A tad tart, and although its not very sweet at all, it is quite refreshing. Overall, not disappointing.
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a frothy white head, sticky lacing - floral, spicy aroma, with hints of pine - not as hoppy as I expected from this area of the country, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing - besides, it’s still pretty hoppy, with a decent amount of bready maltiness to balance it out (though just slightly not quite enough of it) - finish of "spicy bread," if that makes any sense - pretty good for the style, but not one to go out of your way for.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light copper pour with a map on the bottle gaiing a bonus point. The aroma is mild, even for a 6% run-of-the-mill IPA. The taste is leafy, almost green. Finish is dry, dead on teh palate with a leeching aftertaste. Usually palate ruining is left for the big boys of this genre.