P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cheesy name. strong herbal hop nose, small head with an amber body. overall mostly hebal hoppyness with a touch of black pepper with nothing striking from the malt side of the table
joet (2290) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dry, very hoppy, excellent centennial aroma, the body gives out, like a legless IPA, striking but goes nowhere
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber, slightly larger-than-average head. Smells like a west coast IPA but more guezeish in the flavor and mouthfeel. Very fruity. Chinook hops that disappear in the flavor into a very moist mouthfeel that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic hoppy citrusy, grapefruit aroma. The flavor is not too overpowering, good balance and character. Smooth and not too dry or bitter. Has a real thirst quencher quality about it.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm one of those people that this beer really got going. It had a very nice hop aroma, some citrus, and celery notes. Flavor is balanced, and not too bitter. Overall, I think it tastes like a light IPA.
Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big IPA-like aroma. Clinging foam produced on swirl. This beer got some people going at our tasting but it seemed hollow to me, with a watery quality underneath it. Very gentle bitterness, and nothing offensive. Moderately light orange/amber color.
jgb9348 (4946) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden colour with a thin white head. Smells of hops (obviously) with high alpha acids and citrus such as grapefruit and lemons. Taste almost purely of hops, but not overwhelmingly so. Grapefruit lingers in the palate along with a slight hop bitterness. Balanced well with malt but no definate single malt characteristic shows through in the taste. Overall, a pretty good beer...the smell was more powerful than the taste, but the hops didn't kick quite enough for me, an avid hop-head! I bought this 22 ounce bottle from Total Beverage in Thornton (Denver), Colorado.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfiltered and from the tap at the brewery. Nice fluffy head and a nose of hops, and lots of 'em.Very pleasant on the tongue. This is almost as hoppy as the Mojo IPA. Interesting finish with hints of anise, not exactly common in American Pale Ales.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy (no surprise) copper color with a 1cm foamy white head.
Aroma: It's nose is nicely loaded with hops
Flavor: It is hoppy, but not like a west coast IPA. It is an American Pale Ale with some cojones. It is very drinkable and very enjoyable
JMerritt (1863) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-orange color, no head. Huge hop aroma with underlying malt. Flavor is only moderately hopped (not nearly as hearty as the aroma would leave you to believe). Watery palate. Nothing interesting here, I'm afraid.