baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a solid, everyday IPA, hard to beat.
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber coloured. Huge flowery, citric hoppiness in the aroma. A firm body, but as in most American IPAs everything revolves around the hops. Need I say ’bitter finish’? Really tasty, if you like American hops. I do!
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better IPAs I have had. Smooth and hoppy makes this a beer full of flavor and is very enjoyable.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2003 A good IPA that represents the IPAs very well. Gret complex flavor and a fruity aroma makes it a pleasent beer to drink. Its only flaw is a somewhat thin body. very nice citrus notes and wonderful centennial hop aroma.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong hoppy flavor, nice amber color. One of the better American IPA’s.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Clear-golden with a frothy-white head. Leans toward a British-style IPA, but it does have a good snappiness to it. Smooth maltiness with pleasant notes of nuts and bread. Overall, it’s very rounded, fruity and floral, and it’s highly quaffable.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pretty close to a true amber: i borrowed a girlfriend’s amber earring to compare: the goose island, with it’s very light haze only lacks a little petrified gnat to make it identical. pantone 138 (that’s graphic designer talk for ’brown orange’). them little bubbles on top are adequate, they don’t hold the fragrance down, (as if they could), and an aromatic abundance of orangey-hops are free to move about the cabin. very fresh and clean smelling: perhaps surgical equipment should be disinfected in a good india pale ale. considering the price and availability (both good- out here in the rust belt anyway), though it’s not hugely distinctive, this is a noble, work horse ale.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good, but nothing real distinctive. Your pretty standard IPA. Tastes great at the key shop, in the new basement, or the back of a Honda.
tybee199 (13) - USA - JAN 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum...fantastic aroma. It made me say ’wow’ out loud. Good description from TrappistAlesRule - this is a fine brew. Think I’ll crack another...
npdempse (934) - 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.