JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes a tad like Liberty ale, without the carbonation. This is a very spicy and hoppy IPA with a strong coniferous flavor - sharp at first, bit mellows as the beer warms. Between this, benchwarmer, the pale and the exceptional pride of Milford, Cooperstown makes some fine ales.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 golden w/ cratered dirty whites..aroma of dish soap, flowers, and perfume...
citrus flowers, tornadoes of bitter head slaps, hurricans of flying grapefruits, blizzards of citrus zest..
Where's the malt?? Who da hell cares..this is IPA country baby!!
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy peach. Small, frothy white head. Light, big bubbled carbonation. Aroma of grapes, citrus, faint Pale malts and butterscotch. Mushy crispness yet vibrant with citrus flavors and buttery yeast notes. Medium thick body. Whispers of toasted Crystal sweetness are balanced by a tongue numbing hop bitterness. Fruity sweet and hoppy with pinpricks of alcohol now and then. Smoothes out as it warms and turns fluffy and more grape flavored. Finishes less yeasty and more bitterly citric. Itís tough to find a good Ringwood IPA, but this is one.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I canít share in everyoneís rhapsodic waxing about this brew as I thought the resulting hop flavor was a touch harsh and overbearing. The other three IPAs Iíve tried today lacked that.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is nothing special about this one.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice off-white head, light amber body, mild flowery nose. Mild hops, somewhat sweet, slight bitterness in the finish. Rather mellow for the style.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was quite malty, but sweet like an american IPA, not a british. Hops, too, of course. Really nicely balanced, somewhat floral, well-retained head, medium bodied. Quite good. East coast, with that somewhat sweet malt of the west coast monsters, if that makes sense.
mribm (446) - Hurley, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve had this beer twice now and find it to be a new favorite. It has a buttery caramel type nose. I didnít get a large foamy head as others have reported...mine had a small head. It was a cloudy orange color. The taste was a mixture of malty caramel and oranges. A really unique and pleasant beer. The one thing I disliked about this beer was the 6 pack carrier. It was like carrying a bowling ball and once youíve opened it, you donít have anything to return your beer in. I dislike these carriers and normally pass on these beers for that reason.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy amber colored beer, the head large, and foamey, the lace is generous, both are light beige in color. Nose is malt sweet, slightly floral, buttery and a bit or hint of citrus. Begins sweet, the top light, the finish is dry, acidic, well hopped and quite pleasing to the palate. Ranks #481 on my current 1000 beer master list.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good IPA. nice yellow copper color. the hops hit with the lingering dry bitterness of how i want an IPA. All around a good beer iíll definately pickup again.