xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful cloudy orange pour with a small white head that faded extraordinarily quickly. typical ipa citrus nose. smells like cascade. citrus hoppy flavor with a nice hoppy finish. nice full body, however, the best thing about this beer was its appearance; the rest is really pretty run of the mill ipa, in my opinion.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In a world full of IPAs, this doesn't do enough to keep up with the Jonses. Lovely foaming white head, dissipating moderately slowly, rather light body color, golden-amber. Floral but disappointing aroma. Easy-drinking, a little bitter punch. Only a mild hop presence that might have well been some peoples' pale ale. (on tap, Goose Island, Clybourn, Chicago)
Gelada (12) - ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good quantity of hops gives this beer a clean crisp finish. It is let down, however by being too strong, 5.9% is too much for an IPA, and the flavour of the hops is therefore cut too much by the alcohol.
Gilbrew (4) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It's slightly cloudy golden/copper. A small head is rather dissappointing at first pour, but it laces well. The aroma is awesome....citrusy hops. Zingy carbonation hits first, then hops of course. The hop character is powerful, yet not overdone or harshly bitter. The only strong bitterness is in the aftertaste and it's not annoying at all. The finish is dry and crisp. An awesome IPA, wonderful hop character and not overpowering.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very hoppy aroma. Copper colored with a good head. Nice flavor. Not terribly overpowering. Good overall flavor.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Copper colored with a medium white head. Big hop aroma. Nice hop flavor thats not overpowering.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big cascade hop nose. Tons of fresh hop flavor. Not a lot of malt, but the freshness of the hops is enough to make up for this shortcoming. Not terribly complex, as it allows hops to tell the whole story.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2003 Bottle - Nice floral and honey aroma. The hops and malt mix well together in this IPA. Has a nice citris finish.
Hysteria (38) - USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop aroma with delicate golden brown color. Piney hops up front. Wish there was more malt in back to better balance the hops. Mild for an IPA but will buy it again. On draught I'll bet it is superb.
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one starts out with a big hoppy aroma (very nice, a little citrus touch...kind of like a milder version of the Alpha King aroma) and dark golden color with decent white head. Flavor is mostly hoppy, but not overpoweringly so. Decent finish, though it could last a TAD longer to make this beer better. Overall, this is a nice, middle of the road IPA. It could use a little more depth to the flavor, though the aroma is very nice. If the taste of this beer was brought up to the aroma's level, it would be a very strong representative of IPAs.