WabashMan (1015) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 This IPA begins with a somewhat flat color and a quickly diminishing head...not bad, but not up to expectations. The nose, however, is quite nice. Big, bold, and hoppy! Flavor doesn't live up to the nose. I like the hops, but a little character OTHER than hops makes for a much better IPA, in my opinion, and this one is focused solely on the hops dimension. It's still a good beer...just not a great one!
sloth (2547) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head, dissipates quickly. A splattery laceing. Clear gold with a copper hue. Medium body. Resiny nose citusy with some malt notes also. Big hop flavors with the malt showing up in the end. Finish is dry, bitter. OK IPA.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2003 Not a huge fan of the IPA style in general but I can still appreciate them. Aroma is bitter and hoppy with a bit of tart fruitiness. Appearance is amber in color and certainly inviting. Flavor is bitter and hoppy with a touch of sweetness that makes the flavors go well together. A good IPA but not my favorite.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the smell is bitter and rather hoppy. the appearance is a light amber with a quickly dissapearing head. the taste is very bitter. hoppy. a wonderful ipa, very bitter.
Aurelius (4442) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Holy cat whizz, Batman! The hops gave this a distinct odor of feline urine when I first opened the bottle. It didn't calm down a whole lot. Metallic, unenjoyable. Decent label. A drain pour for me.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 Pours a clear amber/yellow with a medium-sized mostly white head that has decent staying power. Some bubbles. Good lacing. Aroma is awesomely hoppy -- one of the best I’ve smelled, with pine, spruce, and citrus tones. Hops are everywhere in the flavor. Ends in a long bitter finish. It seems nicely balanced to me, but I’m a definite hophead and can never get enough. I’m thinking that this will be one fo my favorites for some time. Modest alcohol for an IPA, but man is this one tasty!
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date noticed. Poured out an exceptionally clear golden yellow color. Fast fading off-white head left a thin lacing on top of the beer. Aromas right away of Cascade hops. Some maltiness also detected. Fresh cut grass aroma as well. Tastes a bit metallic at first, then the hops kick in. A weak malt backbone struggles to keep up with the hoppiness of this brew. Coats the tongue with a syrup-like consistency. Finishes bitter, and slightly metallic. A good beer overall, but the metallic taste detracts from the overall experience.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge aromatic hop aroma quite orangey, very nice. Feels nice on the tongue, lowish, but persistent carbonation. Good caramel malt flavor. Nice lingering finish with malt and hop flavors coming together as one.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Gold-copper, color with a fair amount of carbonation. Strong flowery hop aroma. Some orange and a hint of spice as well. Flavor is more piney and resinous. Could be better balanced. Hops linger forever through the finish.
haddon90 (1502) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 Reminded me of the Stone IPA. Very VERY hoppy. Nice head with the pour and a good deep golden color. I highly recommend this! Had this in Steamboat Springs.