jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a white head. The taste is balanced malts with a very light alcohol sharpness. Has a nice balanced yet complex hops pattern.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper orange color. Earthy caramel aroma, slightly hoppy. Medium body, well balanced malty body with more caramel, just enough hop bite. Solid and tasty brew, as you would expect from Brooklyn.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange/yelllow color with a one pinky head. Smells of citrus, mostly grapefruit with some feint malt in the background. Fruity taste, definetly can taste the English hops. Not as tangy or bitter as other American IPA’s. Good mouthfeel, coats the tongue. A somewhat sweet finish. I would prefer a little more astringency. All-in-all a decent IPA.
loomis (43) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours the color of bourbon. Small white head that didn’t last very long at all. Spicy alcohol taste. Ridiculously ugly labels. Cannot get over how much alcohol I taste in this one.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 An amber coloured beer with a hoppy nose - hints of pomegranite. The taste is also very hoppy but there are some pleasant malty notes too. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating also scored 3.5. Score unaltered
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dirty hops and hoppy as hell. This IPA was a wonderful treat. Alcohol and hops were clearly evident. Great overall brew from a great American brewery.
Discofish (152) - USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with lacey white head.
Very smooth for an IPA, hops are precent - but not extremely strong.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark straw, with a spicy, floral, somewhat hoppy aroma. Tastes somewhat hoppy, with citrus, spice, floral, and slight malty sweetness at the finish. Not as hoppy as I like, but that is not a negative here. This one has a nice complexity and a unique flavor.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in NYC. Suprisingly not too much hops in this beer. Slight flowery, apricot aroma. Pale golden appearance with a good white head. The flavor was full of apricot, a bit lemony. little bitter. Very good.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent orangish yellow, moderate white head. Fairly bitter, but not piney, lemony, or grassy. Slightly flavored like twig. Very malty. Dry finish. Probably closer to the old style than many of the American made IPAs, but I really love the West Coast style more.