RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA has a nice hoppy hit that is a little beat up on by the heavy bitter finish. Can do a few of these.
crazyvin (1838) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a golden-orange hue with no head seamed very light feel to the beer. Hoppy aroma, flavor was malty with fruit like tones. hoppy after tasted. Smooth finish. not as hoppy as other IPA’s.
Cornfield (5345) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 This poured an amber color with little carbonation and next to no head. The aroma is quite hoppy... piney and earthy. It’s fairly malty in flavor for an IPA with mainly earthy hop bitterness to balance it out. Has a fairly dry, bitter finish.
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CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very mild funky bitterness and adjuncty caramel malt presence in the aroma. Pours a clear pale golden with thick puffy white head. Fine lacing throughout. Starts with a light sugary sweetness and some earthy, piney hops, turning more dry and bitter toward a semi-sticky finish. Has a mildly stinging carbonation throughout. The hop presence and malty sweetness were not only unbalanced, but not very good one way or the other. A drinkable beer, but not very true to style or interesting for that matter.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a goldenrod color with white fluffy head. Aroma is of mild hops, malt also there. Flavor is very balanced. Hops still strong though. Lack of a "finish or ending" apparent to me. Very nice brew. Thanks to Indiana Red for this Tasty brew!
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big lacy white head with fine bubles--good structure. The head lasts a few minutes before subsiding. The color is a nice golden/pale amber color. The nose is of vegetal hops character and yeast. There is distinct hop bitterness and a malty backdrp. The hop taste clings tenaciously to the middle part of the tongue and overpowers the malt.
The mouthfeel of this beer is striking--thick and rich, creamy--again indicating a good solid structure to it.
The hops are much stonger on the bittering end than the bouquet end, leaving me wanting a drink of water to cleanse my tongue. I don’t have this problem with other high hop beers.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold Coloring. Plenty of Hops here....and oh look...someone dropped the whole bag in the mix... some fruit/lemongrass in there..but basically a hop lovers beer...
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 Gold color with a large head. Aroma of citrus and light perfume. Light grain flavor with a vegetal hop character. Fairly bitter. Thin body and high carbonation.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt orange with a thick white head and excellent lacing. Aroma was citrus grapefruit and pine. The pine followed in the flavor - a big bitter pine/wood finish on top of a moderately sweet malt body. Tasty - thanks Brian!
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangish coloration, aroma of hop, grass, citrus, flavor is sweet citrus and pine, lightly bitter finish, some spiciness, quite drinkable.