JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour as weak tea - virtually no head. Citrus-hops and preserved ginger, succade, in the nose. taste is very hop-bitter, noble hops. Bitter-herbal too. Again something as preserved dessert-ginger or khulfi. Quite refreshing, yet not light-bodied. A bit oily. Long bitterish aftertaste, giving an impression of hopextract. Nice American IPA, hyper-classical, but well worth the trouble.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2003 I've got to stay away from these IPA's. Their just too bitter.
NOW I NEED 75 CHARACTERS TO DESCRIBE A BEER? What the fuck is going on. Okay, this beer tasted like the underside of a llama scrotum. I would have described it as a Goose scrotum considering the name, but I have never seen a scrotum on a goose. I would rather eat a dead dog's dick. If someone would have warmed up piss and mixed it with a touch of very fine diarrhea, I still would have requested they add cod sperm to get the desired taste. The aroma was much more like the smell one might encounter in the ass crack of a boat full of Haitians coming towards Florida. War never solved anything. Except for slavery and the holocaust and to a lesser extent, communism and facism. So go tell that to the flaming liberals who use that phrase as an excuse. Don Cherry was right....as he always is. And I'm an American, not a Canadian. Speaking of communism, isn't that what it is called when someone forces you to use more characters than you really need to in order to describe a beer. Either that, or it's called 6th grade. If anyone is looking for a really good band to check out, take a listen to Down. The lead singer is the singer from Pantera. The big difference here is that he sings. For those who are unfamiliar with Down, please download the song "Stone the Crow" and work from there. They are awesome \m/
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 nice aroma, good initial hop flavor. then turns dry and slightly sweet hiding hop flavor and the maltiness that I expected. finnished sweet slightly dry
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful color, bit of a let down on the flavor side. Mild aroma and a bit of hoppy flavor, but not a much as expected in an IPA.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Although this is on the lighter end of IPA's, it did have a real refreshing "juicy" hop flavor - thickly citrus, with an easy drinking bitterness. File this under "lawn-mowin' beers"
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 (3657) - 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 (1281) - 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.