mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Very hoppy. American Hops. Yellow in color. Big hoppy aroma. Starts with a big head but then fades. Ok.
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great IPA! Pours an orangey-copper with a thick, pillowy head that lasts and leaves very well defined lace on the glass. Aroma is very citrusy, piney, and hoppy. F;avor is very hoppy, though a great toasted malt flavor comes along to mellow things out to a bitter grassy finish. Fantastic!
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours yellow clear with big head that fades before you know it. Nice hops and somewhat rich malts (nutty flavor). Finish is simple with little to no aftertaste. Very easy drinkable beer malts does not over power this above avg beer. And sweetness is very low key(which i like)
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Yellow with a cloud of yeast. Head starts big and fades. Big hoppy aroma. Nice hoppy flavor. Like Stone, but with less malt, so not quite as good.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight cloudy yellow orange color, medium sized white head. Citrusy hops in the aroma, pine resin, sharp, clean, fresh. Flavor is creamy, hoppy, bitter, good but nothing too interesting. A nice, simple IPA. Nothing fancy, but soild.
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has to be one of the best IPAís Iíve ever had. Hops, water, alcohol, itís all in this beer!
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden with a white fluffy head. The lace lasts to the end of the glass. Hop aroma hit me as soon as I opened the bottle. A balanced IPA, neither the malt or the hops over-power each other.
thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a off yellow with a big fluffy head. The first thing you notice is the hop aroma. I can smell it in the bottle before I ever pour it. Flavor is where the beer loses its points. Sure the hops are in there you can smell them but I canít really taste them. Average IPA at best. This brew actually smells better than it tastes.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wanted to try this one for a long time. Finally got my hands on a bunch of different Bellís, and this was one that didnt live up to the legend.
I notice IPAís definitely lose a bit if they age, maybe I had a bottle past its prime?
Very typical light amber colored with a nice thick head.
The aroma was of fresh floral hops, taste was a nice balance with a bit of malt midway. Very little bitterness in the aftertaste. Maybe it was good in its prime, but this one tasted average to me...
I really wanted this to be so much more!
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mostly yellow with a frothy white head that I managed to get about 1 inch over the top off the glass. Very citrucy/grapefruit hop aroma, very powerful as well. Canít seem to smell any malts at all. Oh well. The taste is pretty underwhelming. Itís quite bitter and quite tangy, but aside from a mellow malt body around mid tongue, there really isnít much to taste. Goes down clean and has a pleasent aftertaste tho. Iím a little let down :( Itís tasty, and it sure smells nice, but Iíve definately had better IPAís.