biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA..nicely done good dose of hops but not overdone...Great amber color with decent head retention. Flavor was extremely complex lots of fruits mainly citrus. Huge finish.
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is a beer. Pours an inviting gold with a nice white head. Malty aromas, which also predominate in the flavor as well. Definately one of the best IPA's i've had.
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful malty aroma, crystal clear Märzen syle color, a wonderful fresh malty flavor balanced with the perfect amount of hops. Alcohol shows through a bit too much however.
DarkElf (3037) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 (Draft: Double IPA tasting, O'Brien's in SD) Pretty light and gentle flavor overall for a double IPA, and less bitter than even a standard IPA; Gentle, smooth maltiness is reminiscent of English ales; Moderately sweet with maybe a fruity, slight orange-citrus flavor, but it would be masked by a stronger hops signature; Very well balanced until the finish, which is moderately hoppy; Smooth, velvety mouthfeel; Mildly hoppy nose, but overall, the nose is gentle; Dark, golden color and slightly cloudy; Plentiful carbonation bubbles; Off white head is creamy with excellent retention; Remarkably dense, thick lacing coats the glass
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a glowing copper color going on with little bit of head. Has a nice floral aroma, fresh floral aroma. I get pine and grapefruit, pink grapefruit mostly in this one. Ya, alot more citrus bitterness than pine, but its pretty damn good.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was expecting a hoppy aroma but found a neutral blend with malt. Appearance was pleasing to the eye of orange koolaid. I was expecting hops but found slight hops and a hint of sweet citrus. Palate was empty besides the alcohol. Overall, I didn't know what to expect from this 90 minute IPA but I found myself slightly disappointed with the IPA characterization.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Orange/amber color and a small head. A great beer with a nice hop bite as well as some complex fruity/spicy flavors. Balanced nicely and surprisingly different flavor than the Alpine Exponential Hoppiness I had right after it. On this day I prefer the 90 minute.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy orange colour with huge fluffy white head. Piney hop aroma with notes of peaches, pine-apples and tobacco. Taste of caramel, apricot, peaches and grapefruit. Finish is hoppy! I can find notes of grapefruit, leather and green hops. Good stuff! Ciderguy - Thanks!
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity grapefruit peach aroma.Dark blond appearance with a full head.Fruity apricot peach grapefruit flavors with medium bitterness with a smooth bitter fruity aftertaste.Not as aggressively hopped as I thought it would be.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nutty, malty, grassy and lemony aroma. Reddish gold with an off white head. Honey, malt, amazing hop bitterness in the flavor. Scotch/alcohol burn at the back of the throat. Citrus aftertaste.