GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fuzzy, lightly sedimented. Golden body with foamy white top. Nose is abound hoth hops: piney, citrus, floral, mint and an underlying sweet maltiness. Fresh and hoppy, good strength noted as well. Smooth, silky mouth leaves well coated sticky and resinous. Bready, toasty malt undermines the hoppiness of this beer, well enough to balance.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep golden color with frothy tan head. Nose is hoppy, but not too overpowering like some heavy hitters. Notes of citrus, orange and grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy, bitter and balanced well with malt. Clean fruity finish.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle No BBD Pours golden bronze with nice off-white head. Very bubbly, big bubbles in head, slight haze. Fruity nose, orange peach. Yummy. Tnagerines and malts play together well. Bitterness is refined and held up with malt. Very enjoyable IPA on a warm fall day, but overcarbonated. Which leads to great lacing.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle: Pours with a huge eggshell-tan head that slowly diminishes to a small covering; amber orange color. Assertive hops in both the aroma and taste. Very fresh pine, orange, light grapefruit & citrus aroma. Tons of hops in the taste, but they don’t feel too acidic or too bitter. Crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Dry, bitter, tea aftertaste. Overall a solid IPA.
kane (111) - USA - OCT 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a substantial, rocky white head with a slightly hazy color. Aroma of pine, orange, and pineapple. Silky mouthfeel and taste with a very defined hop quality. Balanced and exceptional.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Poured a deep, hazy amber color with a large off white head. A couple of floaters. Nice hoppy, piney aroma with light citrus. Grapefruit in the tastes as well. Nice and bitter. Overall a very good IPA.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange color,Clear.Hoppy nose in a big way.Not perfumey at all, more "just the hops ".Sweet and syrupy.Nice and hoppy this is a smooth IPA.Not as sweet as I though it would be.I just finished this and was quite surprised how this changed as it warmed.Much more floral and a subtle bitterness.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: I clearly did not enjoy this IPA as much as others. It smelled hoppy and sweet, with a hint of lemon and other citrus. Pourned a nice golden amber color, with carbination, and particles. More or less clear once things settled. Decent white head. Very little lacing. Flavor of hops, peach. Not bitter enough. Sweet aftertaste. Easy to drink. Overall, an ok IPA, but nothing special at all.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This really is just as a IPA should be. Awesome balance of spice, bitterness, and heft. Lightish color in the glass. Also, the tap isn’t very convincing on how strong and great a beer this is -- suffer on appearance pts. Had at David Copperfields, NYC.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-Peach. Lovely color. The head is creamy and dense and stays aloft for a long while.
Fresh, crisp, juicy and clean aroma. Lots of butterscotch in the nose with lemon, other citrus notes and pine.
Rich and floral throughout. Heavily bitter. Orange, lemon and other citrus notes combined with a whole lot of floral and pine qualities all demolishing the caramel from the malt. The caramel that is their is lovely.
This is a highly hopped IPA. Not excessive and very drinkable. I definately am getting my alpha acid fix here as well.