FROTHINGSLOSH (3989) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 This one came to me in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel color with a very creamy medium sized yellowish head. The aroma is strong with grapefruity hops. There is a strong grapefruit flavor with light sweet malts underneath. The balance is not too bad but the hops really dominate. Still not as good as the Double Barrell.
3fourths (6963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 Medium gold and orange. Light hop nose, woody, nutty, buttery, fresh earthy hops. Solid bitterness, a good IPA.
AleDrinker (1090) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Firestone had a pretty good take on a pale ale. Unfortunately this is supposed to be an INDIA pale ale. Pretty weak flavor and aroma for an IPA. Tasted side by side with the pale ale and I couldn't tell the difference.
jazz88 (2467) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Bistro 6th Annual IPA Festival (August 9, 2003). Clear amber color with a smooth bitter sweet fruity flavor. Dry finish with a hop aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange color. Large white foamy head. Aroma is grapefruity and floral. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity and piney. A nicely balanced IPA. Slightly more fruity than bitter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish golden ale, like many American IPAs. I am planning to be pleased. Nose speaks of hops and malt. Mouth like an ale. This is a good, hoppy malty beer with a good bitter finish. Citrus American bite, not to the levels I have come to expect from an IPA. Pleasant and easy to drink.
fraternie (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, fruity aroma. Very nice malt flavor--graprefruit, coriander, somewhat spicy, nice balace of hops. Quite smooth. A surprisingly complex IPA.