thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized mostly diminsihing bubbles that left a uncarbonated light transparent orange yellow colored body behind. It had a mild hop aroma atypical of most IPA's. Its mouthfeel was bubbly anfd full of IPA hop flavor. The flavor was typical of an IPA with strong hops notes.
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex aroma with citrus, grapes, some tobacco, and lots of hops. Light amber color with a very big, thick head. Flavor of bitter hops. Aftertaste is also bitter with some malt. Medium bodied. Well done.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bright dark golden color with a stady dark cream colored head. Pleasant freah hops aroma. Nose of mild grapefruit and just a hint of malt sweetness. Light piney flavors start with a finish that is a bit more malty and sweet. Light hops acids seem to carry their way through this one. I like this quite a bit but lacks malt depth english hops to send this one sailing to India. A very good APA.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark orangeish-amber with a nice head. floral and citrus hop aroma. Nice flavor of flowers, pine, grapefruit and citrus, pleasant change of pace with floral hops more prevalent. malt also balances nicely and leads to a pleasant bitter hop finish.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the teeter-totter of pine versus grapefruit, pine won this one. So much so, in fact, that my bottle was actually infested by the southern pine beetle. Unfortunately, piney IPAs are becoming rarer and rarer due to the affection of this peculiar insect for the resinous, bitter aroma of Pinus virginiana. Luckily, I detected no sawflies, so I plunged into the glass with the fervor of a child opening Christmas presents. And it was good. Comes across as a lighter-bodied cousin of DFH 90 Minute IPA. Aroma is piney, and the flavor is dynamic bitter hops and crisp malts. Solid.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was my first IPA and I guess I am not a fan of this style. Did nothing for me, I didnt like the sour-ness. someone mentioned Black currants, and that hit it on the head, tastes like gasoline to me. It did, however, have a nice pour. I will not give up on the IPA thing, maybe after a couple more I can get a taste for it.
bierkoning (10100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color, frothy head. Strong hops and grapefruit aroma. Blackcurrant. Oily hoppy flavor with blackcurrant and a bit of citrus. Hoppy, oily aftertaste. Very nice beer, big in aroma and taste, but maybe just a bit onedimensional.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber in color with an ample off white head. Aroma is floral and heavy hop. Flavor is slightly malt with an excellent smack of hops. Finish is somewhat dry with a smooth hops bite. An excellent brew.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got a 6 of this while visiting my brother in Chicago. Filled with strong hops (if not a little artificial). A very good beer for its price.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle a pure golden color with a big fluffy white head. Floral aroma immediately filled my nose, and the hops create a fruity flavor and a nice finish. A treat to have - thanks to my friend timdanchanta who found this one on a recent trip to the Windy City.