proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very enjoyable IPA. Pours out to a dark gold, almost amber color in the glass. Aroma is that of grapfruit. Mostly hops in the taste, as per the style, but remarkably balanced. Nice hoppy finish.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, long lasting, pillowy white head over a light amber body. Lots of lacing. Very piney hop aromas, spruce and juniper. Medium body, bitterness really hits hard, but balanced fairly well with sweetish caramel malt. Finishes quite dry with a big lingering bitterness. Missing the juicy cascade aromas and flavors I love in my favorite examples.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2003 Golden coloured beer if i've ever seen golden, with a dense white head. Smells of citrus, sweet pineapple and very fragrant hops. A very nice aroma, and definately mouth-watering. Piney in the hops and sweet with the malt. Medium-bodied; The tates lasts for a long-time and the hops are the primary flavour (which they should be). Aftertaste full of the piney hops and bitter the mouth...a real treat for Hop-heads like me! Overall one of the better American IPAs. Pick one up if you can find it! Even though i've had this beer before, I still enjoy posting new reviews for the same beer. I bougtht this single 12 ounce bottle at Chevy Chase Wines & Spirits in Washington, D.C. I sampled this beer on 30-August-2003. Rating for this tasting: 9,4,9,4,16.
Light in colour, very hoppy in the nose...citrusey and hoppy taste...light-bodied, but enjoyable!
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good for the style. Had just the right amount of hop flavor and bitterness
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really pretty golden beer with a crisp white head. Flavor was thin and simple, with subtle malt and hop. Finishes bitter. I love most IPAs, and this one is quite drinkable but nothing special. Go get a Stone or a Victory Hop Devil, depending on which coast is closer.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subtle malt and hop aroma. Nice full bitterness that sneaks up on you. Finishes to the dry side.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter, somewhat thin, lacks complexity, some decent notes in the grapefruit finish, a decent choice for a hot weather thrist quencher.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Draught: Tall sprucey pine trees..with a golden glow and a thin frothy snowball-like head...A Killer west coast 1st-degree murder like flavor..balanced by some creepy malts..Fortunately not too sweet..and well balanced..A good start to a drunken night
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Tastes like Iím chewing on grapefruit rind; has an unpleasant bitterness.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The citrus here (grapefruit, hint of pomegranate [is that a citrus?]) also has a hint of sauterne wine, which suggests a sweetness in the aroma. The acidity and bitterness is on the harsh / uncomplex side. Normal to fine appearance and palate, but overall a beer that doesnít bring me any closer to loving IPAs. The last swig had me reaching for a glass of water to try and wash away the aftertaste.