lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some IPAs I like, others I don't. Coach's IPA just doens't do it for me. Underneath the nice copper color, the beer is overpoweringly hopped - I actually cringed on my first taste. I don't mind heavily hopped beers when the flavors are balanced well. This one just doesn't cut it. The lingering aftertaste got me too.
legion242 (2200) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep rust color; No head due to pour from growler; Nose was BBQ! Terrible mouthfeel. Wonderful flavor profiles though. Good dryness. Tiny bit of sweetness.
joet (2177) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
head nothing, nice perfumey aroma, resiny surface, bushy, off dry with some cookie bready english malt flavors, hmmm... bummer, starts like Indica IPA and then gets sweet, too malty and british
Nuffield (3673) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber with a bit of head after a pour from a growler. Nice, hoppy, clasic aroma; moderate and easy going, orange more than grapefruit. The flavor is initially moderately agressive, hanging around and building in bitterness with an unpleasant astringency in the end that undermined my initially favorable opinion of this. Thank you Acrodizer for bringing a growler down to Texas so we could try this!
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head on this IPA. It has a deep red, cidery appearance. The aroma is spicy and sweet, with citrus and hoppy notes. Flavor is pleasing, as is the palate - a very decent beer.
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the library in University of Oklahoma country, i.e. Norman: Small white head set on top of an Amber body. Floral, pine, grapefruit aroma with hints of spice and grain. Moderate bitter and sweet taste, somewhat sticky sweet on the finish. Lingering pine aftertaste. Nice medium body with a dry and lively mouthfeel. Too sweet to be a great IPA, more in line with a nice English Pale.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Hard-to-find Oklahoma is now checked off the list. Dark amber, mellow head. Lemonesque flavor and aroma compared with most IPAs. Subtle hints of sweetness here and there, nice dry finish.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2011 A sweet hoppy aroma, with hints of apricots and spices, and a medium amber color. First taste is extremely sweet hops, and turns into a mild bitterness. Very dry palate, something I enjoy. At times this beer was almost too sweet, but has a deep rich hop flavor and a long bitter aftertaste. I moved this rating over from "Library IPA" because they are the same. I’ve had a number of batches of this, some are great, some stink. Hope you get the good one.
PhillyBeer2112 (2526) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2002: Strong lemony grapefruity aroma. Intense citric flavors. A little malt backs it up, and its not overly bitter.