ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold in color. smells like toast with orange marmalade. starts sweet and citrusy, then a bit of a bitter hop bite... but not the 'ooomph' i like in my ipas. thin palate. not offensive, not great, but very drinkable.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 On tap
Reddish-copper color with a nice head. Caramel maltiness with spicy, citrusy hops. Raisin-y undertones. Pleasant bitter aftertaste, light-creamy mouthfeel. Great session brew in my opinion. It's an average, quality IPA.
DanielBrown (3600) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Re-rate: 13/6/04 Tried again (3 bottles) whilst watching England narrowly lose to France at Euro 2004. Much better than I gave it credit for, and better than the highly enjoyable Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Refreshing and a real good, hoppy hit. // Original rating [3.1] - This looked like a nice drink, and, indeed was. An initial burst of citrus favour gives way to an extended bitter alcohol hit, and aftertaste. Quite nice.
thehoff (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite clear for an India Pale. Nice orange color to it with a lot of carbonation.There is a cream quarter inch head with some nice lacing. Definite grapefruit peel smell to it, quite citrusy and bitter smelling. Quite bitter flavor as well, but inoffensive. Good but I think that I like the flavor of the Avery IPA q bit better.
garrison (748) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh my Proteus, this is an actually GOOD IPA made in Chicago! Hoppy and strong, with a surprising citrusy finish, this is a beer I'll buy again (it also helped that the six-pack (bottles) was on sale at Krogers for $4.99)!
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured. Very hoppy aroma with notes of peach-flavoured ice tea and honey. Lots of good bitterness in the flavour.
rdog (10) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2003
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is everything I hate about IPA's. It has so much promise but leaves that bitter after taste which just turns off many tasters. The first sign that this is not going to be a pleasant experience on how fast the head disappers.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden yellow body. Quickly diminshing white head with no lacing.
Hops dominate the aroma but there's also an underlying sour malt aroma too.
Lots of hops with a nice hint of malt. Sweet with a lingering bitterness. Simple.
Medium-bodied with a crisp finish.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
freshly hopped nose, (possibly some Centennial hops were used). light orange-brown body. when poured the initial head size was medium-large and after settling there was a thin white head remaining. minimal lacing. high hop flavor with a hint of pine. bitter hop finish.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus hoppy, lemon, orange. The hops do not jump out at ya, they are mild but this is rather smooth and drinkable. Nice session ale.