NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the beer that really made me apprechiate the wonder of India Pale Ales, and broke me into the world of hops. This is the beer that made me want to brew my own. Now, itís not nearly as hoppy as Iíd like, but truly worthy of the awards itís won!
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
gorgeous color and just full of hops....reminds me a great deal of Fullerís IPA....after a second tasting, i realized that underripe pears is an overwhelming aroma in this beer...just a wonderful brew
mellowmoose (5) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a very mysterious beer. I like the flavor, the aroma, the palate, but for some reason this beer seems to give me a headache. Maybe itís just a fluke. I do like the beer. Perhaps itís the yeast in the bottle that causes headaches. It may just be coincidence.
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite IPAís. Just the right amount of hops to know youíve just had an IPA. Fruity aroma. Nice head. This is a bottle-conditioned beer that was won many awards.
FearNoBeer1980 (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2001
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is a bit fruity, taste isnít as fruity as smells. A bitterness is apparent and adds to the rich flavor. This beer is great for relaxing and enjoying and quality brew.
TAR (2494) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Indeed spritzy and effervescent. Not flat at all . Pours with a huge head due to it being bottle conditioning. Strong hop aroma and good malt body and flavor. Leaves sticky lacing down the glass. Ages well in fact. Loses a bit carbonation in the process.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hilladen99 (25) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2001
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light golden colour. Hop balanced; earthy, piney flavours to start, grapefruit to finish.
foamdaddy99 (6) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2001 does not count
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Everyone should drink this beer. It is the most British IPA made in the Northwest. Malty yet lightbodied. Teriffic nose and brassy hue.
Great Firkin Beer!