BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2002
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Golden-amber with foamy head and a lightly hopped aroma. This was a dissapointing IPA, smooth, but characterized by bland hopping. Average at best with nondiscrete flavors.
paulmcharris (7) - USA - MAR 10, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of my favorite IPAís. Smooth hoppy finish, not overbearing. Easy to drink.
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have only tatsed this one time, but I must say that it was impressive. Great color and smooth taste. I need to find more.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 Well well, i have a short story about this beer. While living in mt rainier national park during the summer of 2001, i took many roadtrips-one being the columbia river gorge. I visited the Full sail brewery in Hood River and it was a wonderful experience. The place had a special going on-build your own 6 pks consisting of the IPA, Pale and the reverend Imperial porter (when it was in 12 oz bottles!!!!) I made 2 mixed 6 pks with 2 of each beer. This was my introduction into craft beer mainly at this time. I was not a hophead back then and didnít really care for this beer. Needless to say, from what i remember with that beer, its exactly the same it was back 4 years ago. this beer pours a beautiful bright orange hue with a nice white head-sudsy and some lacing. big resiny, earthy, grapefruit notes emerge from my glass with some good malt base (crystal and caramel). lots of malt base with a resiny piney finish with some earthy tones as well. unfortunately, there is a plastic note in the mid palate that was out of place. without that, this would be a contender for a super ipa in my book. the hop profile is nice but that one off note sets it down quite a ways. I bet this would be fantastic on cask!
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice appearance, not much of a head though...very bitter and lingering aftertaste..not a very well balanced beer
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
IPAís are my specialty Iíd say, and maybe itís because itís brewed in my home state, but I found this beer surprisingly enjoyable, the bitterness and hoppiness conincided to produce an excellant beer
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very bitter beer, but very good if you can handle the bitterness. Some people like the bite this thing takes.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good and bitter, but Iíve had better.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
big amber rocky head. medium hop taste. sharply bitter
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This tastes more like an APA to me. An IPA for me is definitely near bone dry in the middle this is sweet with bready tones. The hops are slighty citric and the finish is a soft bitter. Thereís also a persistent bright white foam atop that seems a bit heavy for an IPA. And another thing... whereís the hops? I want double this dose.