loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color with a rocky white head. The aroma was very fruity...orange, grapefruit, and some nice floral tones as well. The flavor was sweet...a little too sweet for an IPA. I agree with jazz88 that this seems more like an APA. I also agree with alcfron that towards the end this tasted very much like a child's orange drink...fascinating. Nice session ale.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber with slight head; wet wood, strawberry/kiwi and cannabis aroma. Grapefruit, orange, floral flavor,fruit is enhanced by the bottle conditioning... very clean, with a dry quenching finish, not overdone . Nice apertif...
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit and carrots. roughish hops, in a good way. Just enough malt to balance it out.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Gregory for this bottle. Nice solid IPA. Nothing wrong with it. Tastes like any other west coast IPA. Was looking for a little more.
Veldy (64) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is simply great! While not as "strong" as many IPAs, the hops and malt are nicely balanced with a fresh hop aroma.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear golden color with a thick white head. Aroma full of citrus and grapefruit with a light biscuit maltiness in the background. The flavor was a little one-dimensional - juicy citrus grapefruit. Strong hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Somewhat light mouthfeel. Moderate/strong carbonation with a light creaminess in the background. For me, it was a little too juicy/watery with more citrus than I cared for.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAR 7, 2003
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great IPA. Very clean appearance & taste. Smooth, yet retains characteristics true to an ipa. Even better at the brewery. One of the best. A step above the red hook ballard bitter.
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
By far the best IPA that I've found. Easier drinking than most and just an overall great beer. Bye bye six pack...
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lighter gold than I expected. White head that fades to wisps.Big citrusy aroma.Creamy palate with a very clean finish.Easy drinking IPA.
Ernest (5929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (light bread), moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Decent for the style, but nothing really new...typical grapefruit hops dominate the aroma, with plenty of citric acidity in the mouth (but heaps of bitterness too and enough malt to carry it through). Gets a score boost from the wonderful appearance and velvety mouthfeel.