BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy hop profile, subtle and sweet, clean and fresh. A smooth ipa with a pleasant feeling body.
jgb9348 (4711) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange tint to a golden body with a fairly small off-white head. Subtle hoppy aroma, which is almost barren of malt or any other characteristics. The taste is mostly piney from the hops, while some citrus hoppiness is noticeable. The hop bitterness lingers for quite a while after you have the last sip. The beer's taste was very balanced with hops and malt throughout the taste and palate. Not as hoppy as I had expected for a West Coast brewery, but it was pretty good anyways. I thought this was more of an APA more than an IPA, but maybe it was just this keg!? I had this on tap at the Falling Rock Tap House on 11-August-2003 in Denver, Colorado.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very solid IPA, in the same category as Stone and LaConner where the flavor of the hops is just as strong or stronger than the IBUs. Nice initial citrus flavor and a fairly palatable floweriness provides this beer with a very solid flavor and body. Nicely done.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 Where's the hops? I understand this brewery is employee owned. Well, kick down and add a few my friends.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy/hazy in appearance. Light orange in color. Sweet, slightly thin with a cough syrup, medicinal note to it. Bitterness underlying.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on tap) strong aroma of fruit, cloudy appearance, minimal head and carbonation, very strong and distinct flavor of grapefruit.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Hazy, iced tea color. Mostly diminishing head. A little carbonation. Nice amount of hoppy nice.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2003 Classic northwest style with the citrus notes of the local hops standing out. But this IPA’s hops are more subdued than some others, this one also has a fairly malty flavor that shows up
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium Amber color with a slight haze and decent head. Hops and citrus balanced well with sweetness and a bite in the finish. A very decent IPA, not the best but certainly worthy of stocking.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange body, medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet hoppy (grapefruit and piney). Taste is very hoppy, pine and grapefruit. Some sweetness, and it finishes very bitter.