PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense grapefruit and pine hop aromas and flavors. Malt is balanced and clean, with a med bitter finish. Gold-copper color with short head, fairly quickly dissipated but great lacing all through the glass. Overall, highly similar to Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale - but not identical.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color of orange jello; Head was decent and fluffy; Nose of mild citrus and bread. Real piney on the tongue at first. Turned quite dry towards the end.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden yellow with a large white foamy head. A hop filled citrus and floral aroma. A crisp clean IPA.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 (1/18/06) Crystal clear golden body with rocky off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, light lemon, caramel/cookie. Bitter, but not as much as I remember, though I last had it in the days before IIPAs. Medium body, quite drinkable. Excellent IPA, no letdown despite being a re-rate of one of my first 600 beers. (8/4/8/4/16)
(7/26/02) I know I’m a sucker for brews with big Cascade flavor, but so what! The aroma is strong grapefruit, letting you know what’s on its way. Flavorwise, this baby’s well-balanced, with a healthy malt backbone in support. A fine beer for those who like what it has to offer. (9/4/8/4/16)
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice strong IPA.
big floral hop aroma. amber color with a big head that left some lacing.
citrusy hop taste that leaves a pleasant grapefruit aftertaste. just enough malt to counter the heavy hops.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice strong aroma of hops. nice medium carbonation. the hops seemed grassy/hay-like to me and my friend also drinking it. somewhat dry mouthfeel. definitely went down easy.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice IPA. thick, hazy orange/copper color. medium head. The hop was citrus/slightly grapefruity. almost enough malt, but not quite. thin finish.(that, and the lack of malt balance are what keep it in the ’average-IPA’ category for me.)
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color with a good head and a very intense floral hoppy nose out of the bottle. I spent the first few minutes with this beer just smelling it. A very dry beer with a great spicy, citrus flavor consistent with a good IPA. Nice bitter hop finish. I agree with very crisp and clean. Very drinkable.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hoppy pale aroma, kept a great head even though it was out of the bottle, a little bit of a orange-peel type of flavor, very crisp & clean
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasing aroma of citrus and hops. Great head retention. Flavor is a little thin with a good hop finish.