atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhat cloudy orange color. The aroma is a nice mix of pine and floral hops. The flavor was initially somewhat sweet with the first sip, but then had a very nice balanced bitterness where pine and citrus hop flavors played well off of each other. A solid IPA.
cascadehop (4) - fort collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good American IPA. A solid, but dry malt base that might benefit from the addition of a few more caramel malts to supply a little more sweetness and just a touch more of color. Good use of Amarillo and Centennial hops, they go really well together. Great head retention but does have a strange sediment that goes from bottle to glass even when carefully poured.
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and pine. Very refreshing. Very well balanced and not "over the top" like some IPAs. This might become one of my favorite IPAs.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good beer, and I would think it was a great one if I was a hophead. Very citrusy, and piney; usually I do not like this but this brewery seems to do it well because I liked the Hazed and Infused as well.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy,light oarnge. Nice sized head,is lasting,leaves nice lace. Aroma is hoppy with lots of piney,earthy hops. Maybe the slightest hint of bready malts in the finish. Very creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. All kinds of hop flavor right at the front. Following is a subltle bready/slightly sweet,malt presence. Finish is wet,if that makes sense. Lots of citrus,and piney hop. The hops are very satisfying but not overdone. I guess I would like more malt,but the more I drink of this the better it get's. Well worth a shot.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly clouded, copperish appearance, thick head formation. Piney hop aroma with sweet pineapple juice. Bitter, dry palate, grapefruit juice, finishes especially bitter and astringent.
tomhughes (3) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I used to think Stone made the best bottled IPA. I now have a new favorite! Please keep making it.
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky yellow gold out of the bomber bottle with a thin white head and nice fresh hop pine nose. Sweet grapefruit bitterness with a solid malt backbone. Solid IPA with lots of hops. Good with beef.
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber-pours a light orange color-nice and clear. Nice bumpy head with different bubble sizes. light carbonation, but still big bubbles. awesome citrus aroma! The Amarillo hops have a very strong and unique character. very nice palate-surupy, hoppy, piney, citrus, with some malt there too. very ruination esque. Somewhat abrupt finish when cold, but much longer when the beer became warmer. This was definately a great way to celebrate the fact that i got STRAIGHT A's in my first semester as a graduate student! Big thanks to Whaleman for hooking me up with this fine IPA.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exceptionally bitter, very fresh, very full bodied, piney - very little malty sweetness. I loved it and was utterly surprised. I thought it would pile on some sugaryness like other IPAs - I'm so glad it didn't!