Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber with a semi thick off-white head. Aroams of pine, banana and caramel. Flavors of pine, and a slight sweetness. A little poor example of the style.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark yellow -- almost brownish -- with a lot of small floaties. Curious nose ... wholesome, earthy, kind of yeasty, and a little damp.Quite citrusy. Rather stark citric bite lurks up slowly in the cheeks. Bitterness seems to build everywhere and becomes a little too much.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon peel, grapefruit, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, herbal, herby. Medium body, light resin.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze amber, light shimmering gold. The light sticky head & lacing. The aroma is earthy & perfume with some caramel malt. The flavor is bitter sweet with more hops. Finishes tangy, citrusy & hoppy, dry alcohol mouthfeel.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As far as an IPA should look, this hits the mark very nice in my opinion. Nice amber color with a great white head that lasts for a while leaving moderate lacing. Aroma was slightly malty, with good hop tones and citrus finish. Taste is very bitter with a slight citrus taste and a good hop content. A little too bitter for my taste but very refreshing on a nice day.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, ~50 degrees, brewed in Washington.
Pours a light orange/yellow with a fluffy and firm white head. Very attractive. The head is almost merangue like as it recedes- makes wierd little bumps. Aroma is sharply grassy, slightly lemony, a tad soapy, a bit antiseptic. Not bad. Flavor is suprisingly malty, quite bitter but not harsh, has a bit of tangy hop flavor around the middle, but not much. Maybe a bit lacking in the flavor department for me. It is pleasent and refreshing though, good for a hot-ass day like today. Itís more of a NW pale ale than an IPA, aside from the sharp bitterness maybe.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet and fruity nose, not so much a hoppy aroma, clear bronze coloring with a thin creamy head, intense hop flavor, off to a good start, citrus, malty finish, not much of a complicated flavor but the hoppiness brings it up a few pegs for sure, Iím not saying this anything great but it definatly deserves a try, so ignore everything you learned in D.A.R.E. and listen to me, try it.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a little bit of white foam, with a deep earthy aroma, evergreen with traces of wet clay and soy. Immediate grapefruit flavor on the palate with traces of lemon, long piney, grapefruit aftertaste. Fairly extreme IPA, not balanced but definitely assertive and under the right circumstances, pretty good.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks nice in the glass, color of dark honey with a big off white head that has excellent retention. Aroma is lacking. Hoppiness is there, albeit, in a quite muted fashion. There is also a musty aroma in there that should pop with freshness. Flavor is better than the aroma. Flavor is mostly pure grapefruit juice with not a lot of malt balance. Palate is a bit thin. OK IPA, but there are many, much better examples of the style.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lively head large bubbles moving fast. Light fruity aroma, flavor is very refreshing a little sweet and fruity but also a bit tart. Alcohol is completely hidden 9% and I would honestly drink this on a hot day when thirsty