npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ass-kicking hop flavor. Initially there was a bit of a clash of the hops with its malty body, but they soon balanced into a great beer. Re-rate addition: The nitro tapped version of this is a disappointment--gives it a creamy, inappropriately smooth mouthfeel. This helped me understand what CAMRA guys have against nitro--this is really better in the bottle than after undergoing the nitro treatment.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good IPA. It has a grapefruity taste to it.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is what Iím talking about! Great bright color, citric, piney aroma, tremendous bitter flavor and aftertaste, with just enough malt to keep it even. Big Daddy fans will really like this one. Certainly the best non-West Coast IPA Iíve had to date.
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 Incredible presence of hops on the nose and on the finish, strong caramel notes with a touch of sweet grapefruit. Impressive hop finish with a pine needle flavor, ever so slightly off balance, medium length. Crisp and refreshing, one of my go-to summer brews.
IL IPA Lover99 (69) - Monroe City, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am sucker for IPAs, and enjoy this from the bottle at home or on tap, when Iím in Chicago.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy - enjoyable. Citric hoppy (grapefruit, a little orangey). Hops abundant in flavor and aroma. Medium body keeps it well rounded.
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2001
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderful IPA. Pronounced floral hops with distinctive lemon character. Bittering just shy of too much. Very refreshing with a finish that reminds me of Earl Gray tea.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong hop aroma and flavor. pleasant aftertaste. Good stuff
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2001
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad IPA. Seemed a little on the mellow side for an IPA. It had the characteristics of an English IPA in that the hop flavor was smooth and made way for the malt flavor. Not a typical overpowering American style IPA, but a good drink nonetheless.