IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a nice clear dark golden amber with a modest but very persistant head of off white color. Plenty of creamy lacing. Fruity hops aroma, cantelopes, butterscotch, and mild citurs. Flavors are more of the citrusy kind, sharp, strong. Plenty of hop kick. The malts that balance seem light and sweet. The feel is very nice. Quite smooth. Long lasting mild bitter hop flavor as a trailer.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big hop zing to this brew - piney and grapefruit citrus with a medium bodied sweet malt for balance. Smelled great - floral citrus. Very full flavored and finished with a lingering bitterness. Thanks Rudy!
GermanBrews76 (680) - 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) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, 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 (10284) - 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 (4959) - 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.