ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper orange, slightly hazy, small white head. Sweet, bold flowery hop aroma with notes of leaves and earth. Dry leafy and floral hop flavour with notes of lemon. Dry lingering hop bitter finish.
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2006 This beer poured an orange color with a moderate head. The flavor is orange peels, lemon, and sweetarts. This one lacks in the malt dept and leaves a lingering bitterness on your tounge. Not balanced but some great stuff heya!
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an excellent IPA. Pale copper/amber cross, clear with a nice soupy white head with a touch of yellow in the foam. The aroma is a very complex hop profile. You’ve got pepper, citrus and pine all meshed together in a sinus-tingling mix. The flavor is fairly dry but manages to barely keep away from the all hop, no malt unbalancing of some IPAs. There’s still enough malt flavor in here to support the hops and bitterness despite it being very highly attenuated. Excellent IPA that excites the nose and tongue.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Spicy, fruity, sweet, yeasty aroma. Clear golden color with a respectable white head. Powerfully pungent flavor with a moderate malt base that barely supports it. Semi-dry, bitter finish. A bracing IPA that features a spicy hop profile more than the typical resinous one. I suspect this a from Styrian Goldings hops. Very good and distinct IPA.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this IPA. It’s very strong in the hops, but maintains a crisp drinkability. It doesn’t linger like a double ipa would (not that there’s anything wrong with that). If you want a delicious hoppy beer to drink with a meal and not interfere (too much), drink this beer. I’d drink this beer any day of the year. I love it.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never gave a 10 on the aroma...but what the hell am I waiting for? This one really is a good balance and brovides an incredibly floral aroma.
Wonderfully smooth. The best IPA I have tried.
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice balance of Hops and Barley. Tons of character. Crisp with a bitter finish. A very satisfying and exciting brew.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
good crips smooth brew. pours out gold, smells of hops and citrus and tastes like a great smooth ipa. one of my favorites thus far. will reserve a spot for it in my fride on an occasional basis.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with thick white head. Fresh pine-sol, citrus, grass, and flower aromas. Medium mouthfell with nice weight and a long finish. Creamy flavors of pine, malt, orange, peach, and a bitter finish that lingers. Nice Hophead beer!
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Houston, Texas.
Creamy off-white head, clear orange body. Hoppy and flowery aroma with a creamy tone behind the bitterness. Hops is dominating in the flavor along with flowers and nuts. Dry and bitter and a classic IPA. Thick mouthfull.