Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is strong citrus hops. Pours a transparent orangish-yellow with a nice white head with good retention. Great lacing. Nice quick citrus taste up front followed by a strong hoppy finish. Very good balance. Long hop grapefruit aftertaste. Very nice IPA.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice IPA. Could use more malt to balance out those nice citrus hops. I’m not a big fan of citrus hops, but these were good, and really acidic.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10.10.04 12oz bottle thanks to springslicker. Beer colored pour with ample, sticky head. Giant c-hop grapefruit goodness aromas, I love it already. Super sharp hops, lemon/grapefruit citrus, dominate the flavor with just enough maltiness to remind me it’s still beer. A very nice standard offering from a brewer that I often think goes a couple steps too far. This is Avery’s 60min IPA (or vice versa), the beer that showcases great craft and still a pandering to the beer geeks. A centerpiece. If I lived in CO, this would be a go-to brew. Could I be any more redundant?
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Dark yellow colour. Wow, flower, apricot nose. Very very smooth and mellow mouthfeel. Rich, and big hopbitter flavour with notes of citrus and a little salty, finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice floral/citrus hopped IPA with a nice balance, fresh hoppy finish, and nice grapefruit finish. Pours amber with a decent white silky head. A quick malt to the start with a good bitterness in the end.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 This is a very enjoyable IPA. The color is golden and the head is large at first then dies down. The lace coats the glass well. Very nice looking.
Smells of citrus and passion fruits under a slightly medicinal malt backbone.
The taste is reliable. I definately am getting my hop fix here. Orange and other citrus flavors are very prominent. Clean and crisp but very thin in the mouth. This is a solid IPA.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy bitter aroma that also brings some fruit. Flavor starts fruity and hoppy, but then the hops is growing stronger. Bitter finish.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well I really do not like IPAs, and it holds true for this one. It pours an amber, with a strong hoppy bitterness. The bitterness is far too much for me.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thick white head, lucent amber color, moderate hops, can also taste the citrus, pretty decent IPA, not my favorite but i’d drink it again.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light amber color. Moderate white head. Big citric hop nose. Body is medium. Malts are overpowered by hops. Finish is lingering hops.