maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honeyed gold with a trace of chartreuse. Phenominal rocky, lasting head, dense enough to carve my initials in. Pure juicy hop nose- grapefruit, orange marmalade, pine, tropical fruit. Lucious hop flavor in the foreground, but malt is almost undetectable. It seems this was brewed expressly as a hop delivery vehicle; a dash of barley flavor would be welcome. Perfect carbonation contributes an effervescent bite, and remains undiminished to the last sip. Body seemed a little light. Zesty, spicy, nutmeggy(?) hop aftertaste- sharp and flavorful rather than overly bitter.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ver clear light gold with nice white head and active carbonation. There are some fairly sharp hop aromas but a plesant light malt aroma as well. It is dominated by a spruce/pine hop flavor.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - JUN 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: pours a crystal clear auburn color. Slight head, that leaves you a nice lacing as you drink.. kind of poo smelling, what makes this smell? Smells also of hops. Taste is better than i expected, malty, feels good in the mouth, but fairly thin.. the best part of this beer was the beer bottle
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average sized creamy off-white head that is fully lasting... light and clear yellow/amber body. Cascadey grapefruit aroma with a flowery pepper sense. Taste was also cascade in type, with a peppery bite and grapefruit peel. Overall, mediocre, but not bad.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, big hop wallop with some semi sweet citrus flavors in the aftertaste. Avery comes through again!
hopdog (9635) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange/amber color with an average sized white head. Subtle floral and citris smells. Piney and overly powering bitter taste (not a good bitter, more of a sour bitter). After finishing this beer, the glass was covered with lacing. Struck me as a run of the mill IPA (there are a lot better ones out there).
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2004 Extremely tasty floral and piney hop scents. A Fluffy yetbig bubbled, off=white head atop a dark golden copper colored body. Sweet orangey and lemon hops taste that comes very refreshing. The finish is a nice, slightly bitter, piney taste. Excellant ipa.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this beer. When I think of an IPA this is the sort of brew that comes to mind. Pours a dark yellowy color with a lasting white head. Lacing leaves a beautiful even coating down the glass. Hop aroma is prominent, fresh with big citric and pine overtones with just a touch of sweetness. Flavor is intensly hoppy with the malt being ever-so-quiet hidden in the background. You can almost feel the malt back there rather than taste it. Finish is clean and refreshing leaving you ready for another. Wonderful beer and highly underrated IMHO.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: clear, pale orange color, fine, if short, off-white head.
Aroma: bristling with pine, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple. Quite a bit of hoppiness in this nose!
Taste: fierce and fiery hop bitterness right up front on the palate, but much appreciated and quite delightful.
Body is about medium and of sufficient heft, although malt is a bit lean in this IPA, abd the hops continue to stand tall in the saddle throughout the drink. But that’s what I like, li’l ol’ hophead, me.
Relentless flavor, tasty, tasty.
Real humdinger of an IPA that I’d gladly return to, anytime.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is more on the floral side. Somewhat unbalanced but overall refreshing and very drinkable.