matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2003 Rating #150__ This beer was acquired in trade from jgb9348, thanks buddy. I rated the 90min IPA for my 100th so I decided to rate the 60min IPA 50 beers later.
This pale copper colored IPA pours a fine two finger off white head, and presents a strong lacing, very fizzy. The hops are initially sweet, reminiscent of strawberries, orange zest, and honey. The flavor in the finish is tart, some malt apparent, a bit toasty. This is a tremendous IPA; I far enjoyed this one over of the 90min. Thanks Jeremy!
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2003 Tasted in DC from Cairo. Orange colour, slightly cloudy. Spicy hopped scent. Nice hoppy taste.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange color with a white head. This beer is pure hops - aroma and flavor are flowery, and the finish is pretty bitter. Not bad.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a florally hop aroma and taste and a cloudy golden appearence. Not as hoppy as Indica, but good enough.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of hops (duh) in the nose and flavor. Nice copper color, velvety texture. Not quite as good as the 90 minute, but worth a try nonetheless.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful hoppy aroma. Hops are definitely american, but do not have the strong grapfruity bend most american IPAs posess, (absence of cascades) hops almost smell noble. Great hop flavor balanced by supply malt (not too much crystal malt!) Moutfeel is nice (velvety carbonation) Excellent, with unique hop flavor. I wish this were available locally.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Metallic, grapefruit flavors. Not the best IPA out there but worth a try. Not as smooth as Stone.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, but the hops stands out such that it overpowers remaining potential. Grapefruit stands alone and in the abscence of sweet mellow malts or yeasty goodness. Color is a bit off, but the aroma is quite pleasant. Could use some more architecture and craftmanship from a brewer capable of both. Long live Shimp.
haddon90 (1423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this from a bottle. Poured a yellow/amber color with a lacing head around the glass. Some hops in the aroma and flavor. However, not as good as the Stone IPA.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot of carbonation for a bottle conditioned brew. Not as much body as the 90 minute IPA. Could use more balance. Too much bittering hops added, very astringent. There are definitely better IPA's out there.