NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Autumn-golden, slightly hazy due to bottle conditioning, moderately carbonated. Citrusy hop aroma, lemon rind, and lightly floral. Light bodied, citric bitterness, undercut by a touch of sweetness. Well balanced, and quite good.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 great frothy white head. excellent carbonation. Nice and hoppy all around, jost as one could expect I suppose. some undertones of malty sweetness creep through, especially at the end. Turns smoother and sweeter as it goes down
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Nice-looking beer, and I like its smooth and natural carbonation. A subtle yeasty flavor (white cake and bread dough) blends well with nips of yeast esters (lemongrass). Blend of hops exudes notes of flowers and citrus, followed by a snappy-bitter finish that isn’t too strong. 5.5 ABV cuts well through the beer’s earthy wholesomeness, giving it some depth. Pleasant IPA. Easy to find and relatively inexpensive, too.
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I gotta agree with Kyrz on this one. It’s an excellent IPA, it has both an aroma and strong taste of citrus. Thanks kyzr for sending this one my way - it made my day.
kyzr (1390) - Montana, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2003 re-rate: After a few more of these, I still find it a great beer, but I was young and needed time to think more about my score. I sometimes forget how damn good this beer is. The citrus that hits you is beyond heaven. With the finish as bitter pure joy. Great looking beer in a glass, with a great head that will last! A must try.
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A hazy golden color with a bubbly white head. A citrus hop aroma that is not overpowering. This IPA actually tries to balance the malt and hops and does a pretty good job, but it reminds me more of a Pale Ale. It is smooth and easy to drink without a strong bitter aftertaste.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely clean and crisp. Light in body but heavy in taste. Similar to Stone with less assertiveness of hop.
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 Citric hop aroma with a touch of bready malts. Slightly hazy gold, with a webby head. Interesting soft palate is the first noticeable trait, with a lingering piney and firmly bitter finish. Long hoppy aftertaste. Malts not really there, just enough to give it some semblance of balance.
aclore99 (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK, this beer falls short of the classic "IPA" style, it’s a bit too light and has a very fresh hop aroma that says "pale ale" when you first open it. That being said, it has a great bitter finish and is a wonderful beer for anyone that loves hops, all it’s lacking is some of the complex malty taste of a conditioned IPA.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color looks nice but generally I like darker looking IPA. Nice palate though. Not my favorite IPA but definitely acceptable!