BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Golden hue with an initial large frothy head which fades but produced excellent lace. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, grassy and pinety hops, toasted bread, and dusty yeast esters. The taste is straight forward and true to style, moderate bitters with a bready malt back ground, lingering bitterness and dry and metallic finish. Overall, it’s good but nothing different.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty clear dark golden with good head and lacing. Light earthy/grass and citrus aroma with a malt background. Nice sharp hop bite with malt follow-up. Good lingering bitterness. Very drinkable IPA.
fraternie (888) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate head, transparent, golden body. Light citrus aroma, dry nose. Malt is mostly citrus, a lot of orange and light notes of grapefruit. Dry, hoppy finish. Not as much complexity going on in the malt as some of the better versions of this style, this one feels a bit bland, but easy drinking and nicely hopped.
kane (111) - USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A standard west coast IPA. Nice citrus hop aroma and taste. Easy drinking. Nothing stands out as far as being extreme but it is very smooth and quite tasty.
SpringsLicker (3224) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bück Dich for this!
Pours a clear golden color with a sticky tall white head.
Grapefruit hop aroma with some yeasty bread dough.
A good full on medium body delivers a slightlu bitter brew with a good malt balance to it. The bitter finish takes a long time to fade.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong resinous pine and citrus aroma. Slightly hazy copper colored with a thin firm white head. Decent malt and hop flavor. I get a some of licorice also. A bit thin for my tastes and not interesting enough to recommend, though not bad.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy gold, nice sticky white head. Hoppy nose--grass, pine, grapefruit--with some sweet malt. Strongly bitter flavor, lots of citrus, not much else going on.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at elysian. not a particularly distinctive ipa. just some pine and lychee aroma, relatively light body, medium bitterness, quite citric
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22 oz bottle, $4) This comes across as a basic PNW IPA, hoppy and fairly bitter, with that overshadowing a lighter malt base. Lightly sweet. Some modest grapefruit and tangy spice from the hops. Every once in awhile, I’m vaguely reminded of something Belgian, but on the next sip, it’s gone like a mirage. It has a nice flavor, it’s competently made, but there’s nothing unique going on here. The fairly dry palate is clean and crisp from the hops. Hoppy nose. Light to medium golden color, fully clear. Pours a very large, off-white head that settles in deep gorges. Head retention is excellent, maintaining a half-inch thick layer for the duration of the session, and there are a few patches of thick, dense lace left on the glass.
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An initially white foamy head is large for an IPA. Fades to a normal thin topping after a few minutes. A fairly light amber colored body. The aroma is bread, pineapple and a hint of clove spice. The taste is tangy with oranges and bread crust. Also a slightly spicy peppery finish. A solid IPA, but has a thin mouthfeel.