Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden amber color. Strong white head. Floral to grapefruit aroma. Then came the hop attack. It attacks the tongue and never surrenders until the wonderful citrus aftertaste. Still a very smooth and appetizing beer. Another outstanding beer from Avery, well done.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden color with white head, nice citrus and floral aroma. Well balanced between malt and the citrus and floral hops. nice bitter hop finish, not the hop monster like some IPA's, but a very pleasurable drinking experience nonetheless.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 rough carbonation, coarse malt, dirty yeast esters, resin hops, simple and boring and poorly made but the Colorado locals who seems not to know better think it’s the shit.
AleDale (4) - USA - JUN 19, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is Hog Heaven's little brother. Very nice IPA. Columbus hops are fantastic.
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just tried this and it was just great. What a smooth IPA, with a really nice finish. I'll go out of my way for more of this, a very nice ale.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 This is a beer that might lack some of the cred of many IPAs - it is very sunshine golden in color and the hops are not mind blowing in any way. There is nice aroma of spicy hop. At first this ale seems a tad watery, but as it warms, the richness develops and a sweet flavor balances the generous hops. This is a nice beer, not overpowering, could posibly be a session IPA.
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2003
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Medium copper color with a substantial pillowy top. The aroma is merely vague, the beer’s only notable drawback. This is perfectly hopped, giving it a nice fruity and flowery character, but there’s a robust maltiness behind it and even a hint of smoke. Superb.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good IPA - nice crisp hoppiness throughout. Grassy/hoppy aroma & a light gold color (too light?)
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a small white head. Aroma of hops and something wierd??? Nice bitter hop flavor. Long bitter finish.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a copper gold color and formed a foamy white head that left some lace as it subsided. There was a small amount of carbonation present. The aroma was of hops and citrus. The flavor was of hops and of what I would call citrus rind, which is a interesting characteristic of the hops that leads to slightly burnt/bitter finish.