SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2005 On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Big head, cloudy gold/amber in color. Very pronounced hop aroma. Must definitely be dry hopped. Excellent lacing. Big bitter beer flavor. Good mouth-coating palate. The hop-inspired grapefruit flavor is there, but the most remarkable thing about this ale is its SWEET fruity aftertaste. Just how do they do it? I got my mojo workin’. You should too. They refer to this as a double IPA. Interesting.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very straight forward west coast (at least west of missippi river) IPA. As it warmed the malt overtones began to come through but IPA it is and good one
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-Tap: Clear darker gold color, thin whitish head was capping it when served; lacing in minimal strings. Aroma is pleasantly clean and hoppy, solid juicy hops, sappy oily pine mixed with a peachy citrus tone. Taste is clean and smooth with a calming flow of caramel malt balancing the front and middle. Hops mix in with nice flavors of juicy dulled citrus of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and peach with a slick oily pineyness sliding around within. Feel is about medium bodied, clean and smooth, slick and creamy. This is fabulous from the tap, quite drinkable and a very clean profile. Bitterness beyond being in check though, would’ve liked to see a bit more bite, but the citrusy juices and oily pine make for a good hoppy flavored combo.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2005 Pours cloudy light brown with a tiny white head. Nice pine/earthy hops. Good bitterness. A well done IPA.
CamdenD (1027) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the Brookline Hop Throw-Down in Brookline, MA. On tap. Poured pale with good head. Smell was citrusy, very citrusy, as was the taste. Reminded me a bit of the stone ipa. Lacked the whole hop punch, but was just as crisp and drinkable. Highly recommended for hopheads and non alike.
aracauna (2923) - Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with a medium-sized, dense, white head. Heavy lacing. Lemon and pine wood in the aroma. A large, clear pale malt backbone is balanced by a sweet stonefruit fruitiness and big citrusy hops. Bitterness is there, but it doesn’t overpower the rest of the flavors.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 I had to bump up this rating a bit...I had it on tap and found it fantastic, lovely fresh hops flavors and nice malt background. Delicious.
12oz bottle Pretty decent IPA...Not a standout to me, but does have a bit more body and malt than the hazed & infused.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden copper. Sweet hoppy aroma, some cascades, but also exotic fruit-tangerine. Solid malt backbone, with good touch of caramel. Great hop flavor, loads of exotic fruit, tangerine and nectarine. This is excellent.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter, sweet aroma. Not much head, but nice lacing. Copper color. Full body, pretty malty for a basic IPA. Fresh, very hoppy taste. Citrus balance. Slight roastiness, good balance with sweetness. Finish is still hoppy, this is where you feel some bitterness. Very long finish, can’t wait for the burps! Oh, there was one. Nice!
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Poured orange with 50% topping of bubbly head. Nice fruity aroma, followed with the promised grapefruity goodness, but without that sour pucker factor you sometimes get in an American IPA. This rocks.