TChrome (1415) - 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
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow color. Fizzy, not much head. Aroma is all pine and a little citrus. Medium mouthfeel. Hops come in with a sticky, spicy and slightly sour taste. A little alcohol up front, but not bad. Slight metallic taste in the finish. Ok beer.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An unusual looking hazy copper color with rocky white (slightly off-white) head. Earthy, ressiny hop nose with notes of citrus. Easy drinking but it doesn't pack that extreme hops the label promises. Watery on the palate with a nice balance of hops and malt flavors. I'd put this one in a new category, IPA Light.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A somewhat nebulous deep amber to copper color as it sets in the glass, crowned by a majestic head that is light tan in color and semi-creamy in its consistency with a fine sheet of lace to seal off the glass. A pleasing hop floral aroma greets the nose, citrus or maybe lime like a better description, crisp and clean to the senses with a sweet malt tone also noticed, front is sweet, loaded with malt and the top fair to middling in its feel. Quite a big hop bite at the finish and the carbonation light with the hop floral flavor lasting long after the beer is gone, a pleasing to the palate beer, and a fine representative to the style.
3fourths (7888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange with lots of lacing. Sweet peach and wood hop aroma, which is very nice. Woody and musty flavor with a soapy finish. Thin.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber color,small white head that lasted for a nice amount of time.Hoppy grapefruit aroma.The taste was light malt but very well done on the hops with a nice fruity taste of grapefruit and even a slight juicy fruit gum appearance.The finish is quite good being nicely hoppy with a good bitter after taste of hops and grapefruit.This was much better then i expected and one of there better brews so far of the collection i purchased.Very much worth trying if you can get it.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I recently discovered this brewery and I really like their offerings. This isn't my favorite, though. It's nicely hopped(!) but it's missing something. If it were a bit thicker I'd say it was great but as is it is just pretty good.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - AUG 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, clear, moderate white head. Classic. Piney, resiny aroma that is slightly balanced by some caramel and toast. I also get a faint broth and honey. Starts bitter finishes with a mouthfull of grapefruit rind then misses (almost watery).
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has an almost harsh bitterness. Low aroma but this is better than most Dick's beers. It is okay though, just not fantastic.