jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2003 [Updates 10/10/2003] Hazy orange color. Moderate malt aromas, bready with hop citrusy/fruity notes. Frothy off-white head with good lacing. Looks very appealing. Very bitter but malt-presence is substantial. Big creamy/syrupy body. Alcohol bite at the end. Lies just about 1/2 between the 60 and the 120 minute IPAs.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle conditioned about a year old). Beautiful orange color, almost brilliantly bright. Pronounced malty nose with great citrus (Amarillo adds a hint of tangerine?) & woody hop aromas. Mouthfeel is big with great malty smoothness and fantastic lingering bitterness. Complex, big malty beer with a lingering citrus finish and a little spicy alcohol to boot. Very nice!
Nedman (10) - ward, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice hazy gold, with floral hop aroma. Head presented well, and lasted. Incredible mouthfeel! Very smooth. Initial hop bitterness complemented by citrus sweetish finish. The underlying maltiness makes this IPA really unique. Overall, an outstanding India Pale Ale.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very faintly hazy pale amber under a huge size medium lasting faint yellow white head. Awesome perfumed floral hops with faint hints of citrus and bready yeast. Medium thin body. Strong to fierce hoppy bitter start. Flavours are mainly bitter hops but includes those hints of something floral and malty sweetness. Superbly masked alcohol by very high but not unpleasant hop bitterness except perhaps the extreme biting bitter finish and aftertaste maybe detracts from what is otherwise a lovely IPA
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrusy hop aroma on a nice amber beer. A nice sharp hop flavor, with an almost candy like sweetness. This is a freakin' good IPA.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a golden amber, with a nice white head. hop flavor in the nose. flavor is hoppy, citrusy and a little spicy. gets bigger and better as it warms. an excellent ipa
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharp initial shot of hop citrus in the aroma followed by a touch of caramel. Surprising initial toffee/caramel sweetness on the palate, moderately carbonated, infact pretty smooth. Hops are certainly bitter in the finish but are kept in check by the initial sweetness and light toffee aftertaste. What's more overwhelming is the rush of hops up the nose with every sip.
beastiefan2k (2762) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy golden color with little head. The best part of this beer is the aroma, different then any beer and more complex then any american beer. This is the best aroma of any american beer. Bitter kick at the end of the sip with a light-medium body.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A hophead's delight!
Pours with a short-lived white head, copper body. The hop presence was great, but what really set this one apart from other IPAs was the great malt background.
TChrome (1439) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is so much better than the 60 minute, oh and by the way, I am so bummed that I didn't get the bottle with the dude tapping himself the nose with a hammer. As for the rating, the aroma is excellent, hops, hops, and more hops. This is the kinda of IPA we hopheads look for, it has layer upon glorius layer of hops. It is magnificant to behold when you hold in your hand a beer that presents layer after layer of what really gets you going, the hop flower.