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. It’s more of a NW pale ale than an IPA, aside from the sharp bitterness maybe.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, 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, I’m 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 (1447) - 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 (263) - 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 (8549) - 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.