ksaker (4) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex flavors. Very tasty. This one has made it into my top 5 all time favs. Still have not identified all the different flavors in this beer. Also need to try it as my first beer...
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazey orange/gold with a big off white fluffy head.Great laceing.Large citrusy,spicey hop nose. Med/fuul body.Over carbonated.Piney,citrusy flavors all over.Also get some vegetal notes.Dry,overly bitter finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense hops bitterness aroma...similar to many barley wines I've had...Avery Hog Heaven comes to mind. The color is a nice hazy yellow-orange with a large frothy white head. The flavor is more sweet...lots of malty goodness with an intense hops kick...grapefruit finish.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy orange amber beer with a big frothy white head that left impressive lacing. The aroma is of citrusy hops and underlying malt. Flavor is sweet malt on the tongue at first, followed by a potent citrusy hop flavor, and decent hop bitterness in the finish. A medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation makes for a refreshing yet substantial beer. Overall a superbly balanced and full-flavored IPA.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a medium sized, lingering white head. Strong aroma of hops with touches of orange, grapefruit, and lemon that reminds me of of the way lemon poundcake with icing smells. Medium body with medium carbonation, the flavor is just what the aroma predicts, a big, hoppy, fruity tasting IPA. This beer tastes like lemon pound cake to me. Smooth and undeniably wonderful, this is one of the better balanced and better flavored IPA's I have tried. Excellent!
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! What a surpise! A great complex beer. Even my wife liked it and that says a lot. Sweet fruity hop aroma. Dark golden, white head, very good lace. Light sweet, very complex and fruity, very hoppy. Little thin, could use some body. Short finish with some bitterness and a little dry. Thank you aceofhearts for sending this to me!
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a rusty color and has a very thick and solid head. The aroma is strong with citrus and malt. The taste is one of a kind, but not to my liking. It is filled with different flavors to be examined, but the taste was too bitter for my liking.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not too sure about this "coppery color", more of a cloudy honey. Medium creamy head that left some laceing and a thick resinouse nose.Thick creamy mouthfeel filled with lots of resinous hops. Maltyness pairs with the hops to make a beutiful bittersweet charactor. Not too unsimilar to Yulesmith
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this brew. Nice sweet flowery smell sour sweet smell. There is nothing really in appearance that strikes me. The flavour is really striking very nice. Sweet, flowery. Creamy head hopy.. Very nice. This is really good. Very hopy.
Nuffield (3542) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is as *nice* of an IPA as I've tasted anywhere--preferred over the Victory Hop Devil. It is just so nicely balanced, so nicely creamy (long-lasting creamy white head) yet pointed in its carbonation, so nicely, gently bitter. A nice counterpoint to a meal of Italian sausage and spaghetti. All those compliments, and I really don't even care for IPAs that much....