beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium golden color, smallish head. Mildly hopped, fairly bitter, malts are evident. Finish is sharp. Aftertaste is hoppy with medium bitterness, some malt evident in the aftertaste.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light amber color with a white head, and a rather light aroma compared to most Pacific NW IPA’s. Not a lot happening with the flavor, but just a pleasant beer, and one that I could certainly drink a fair number , which at 6.5, would probably sneak up on you.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 Amber yellow color with a small white head. Soapy aroma with a hint of pine sap. Slightly sweet malt start followed by a grassy/piny/citrus bitterness and an orangy dry bitter finish. Dosen’t stand out as an IPA, but drinkable. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
sov (15) - Bonny Doon, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma leans a little too much on the malty side, yet the dry hoppy taste comes through nice. Abit sweet for my liking but overall a nice IPA that is very enjoyable.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 28, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
copper colored IPA, hoppy up front, w/ a bitter finish, not too well balanced
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am an IPA fan, but I did not like this beer as far as IPA’s go. Little hop flavor and aroma. Alot of bitterness which is good when you have a large malt character (which I thought this lacked).
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent IPA, Bitter but lacking in aroma hops, mild malty taste at first followed by a biiter crisp finish, a good summer time ipa, light body golden color, enjoyable not excellent
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice orange or amber yellow color, head is white and generous, the lace in sheets that coats the glass. Slightly sweet malt start, the top is light, the finish a nice hop bitter, dry and moderate carbonation. A middle of the road IPA, not over powering, but quite quaffable and well worth a sample.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How does Full Sail continue to make such fine brews? This one may be the weak sibling, but not everyone can be the golden child. A solid brew nonetheless.