rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can smell the grapefruit in this one as soon as I open the bottle. A closer sniff ref\veals some sweetness, lightly toasted malt and earthy hops. Great cream yeah with an orangish body. Very refreshing citrus quickly taken over by a dry, butter, rindey citrus. The flavor is rounded out by lightly toasted malts and earthy hops
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 This is still a decent IPA. Farily light copper color. medium head. The aroma is a little on the light side with orange peel and a little pine. I also detect a little floral note. The taste is thin at first with a little bite of orange peel and some pine. Overall, a nice, relatively light IPA, would be great for a session.
motelpogo (7238) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly reddish, typical cascade aroma with an interesting peppery tinge. earthy, doughy taste with plenty of grapefruit bitterness
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, no BBD Decent head, copper color. Nose is subdued hops, yeast, citrus fruit. Nicely balanced flavor, malt is evident, bitter finish, hops certainly show up, but donít overwhelm the beer...nice piney lingering bitterness. A pleasure.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good quality IPA. Not the best Iíve ever had but I could enjoy one of these on a daily basis. Pours a nice copper color with a decent sized ivory head. The nose is a citrusy hop scent. With a smooth creamy texture and citrus hop flavors that arenít overwhelming. Simple but good.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent IPA, nothing special but nothing bad either. Pours a straw/yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is floral and citrucy, with a bit of that cat-food hop smell I donít enjoy. Flavor is pretty sharply bitter, more so than a lot of IPAís. Flavor falls a bit flat in the face of the bitterness really, but it finishes dry and malty, which is pleasant. Like I said, decent but nothing special. Canít go wrong with Avery though!
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice medium amber color with foamy head and awsome lacing
citrus fuity aroma
spicy tangy taste and finish.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gotta keep telling myself that Iím a Stoutie. But lately Iíve been enjoying so many excellent IPAs. My Secret Santa sent me two Iím anxious to try. Had this last year but before joining RateBeer. So, I had it again last night and loved it. Nice amber color with frothy white head. Aroma was the appealing grapefruity I associate with the style. Lightly carbonated and a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was so very refreshing and clean and crisp and grapefruity. Great stuff.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mmmmmmmm....hops. Nose is hoppy and floral. Taste is of course hops, with some lemon and a little spice. Finish is bitter and very clean. For an IPA the hops are very subdued and mild. Goes down great. A very refreshing easy going IPA. I will be having this again.
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a golden yellow with a fluffy white head. strong hoppy pine aroma that i expected. not too strong on the hops balanced with a caramel malt finish. very satisfying leaves a refreshing taste. iím glad i grabbed a sixer of this(of course Lumpy will drink most of these when he gets here, the damn hophead).