badgerben (4407) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color with medium head. Very hoppy aroma. Hopped flavor, but not overwhelmingly so. Oddly creamy for an IPA.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey Brown Coloring. Small Head. Hoppy Aroma. Dry and Hoppy Flavor...Thick, but Smooth Going Down.
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, beer machine. Dark amber/light brown body with a light hoppy nose. Taste is somewhat fruity with lots of pine tar flavors, lots of cascades, nice rounded bitterness. Very smooth flavors and feel.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Madison location, casked. Very clear dark amber, no head. Very fresh leafy-hoppy nose, something out of the rainforest; touch of sour cherries to boot. Strong hoppiness in the body marries exceptionally well with smooth, creamy vanilla-fruit-caramel characteristics; slight Scotch whiskey bits at the end. Hoppiness never overpowering, but last forever.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man, I REALLY liked this IPA!! One of those beers where the looks were deceiving. This was the first of a sampler, so I actually remember it and was coherent (well as coherent as I get) when I tried it.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer engine. Slightly hazy amber body, minimal carbonation. Apple-sweet start with a smoot orange-rind finish. Stawberry notes. The casking seemed to take a lot of the bite off the hops.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Beer engine)Off-white head that dissipates. Amber color with v. slight cloudiness. Pine in nose and palate. Assertively bitter, maltiness is there, but masked by bitterness. Oaky and dry, lasting bitterness. Nice, but not their best.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 (Beer Engine) Creamy white head that lasts. Amber/gold body. Piney resin aroma. Watery pine taste with some pepper on top and a weird sweet (bread?)finish.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light amber body, thin white head. spicy and sharp, somewhat piney. Hoodies and cascades involved here. perhaps amarillos too? spritzy and hoppy, but decent balance and depth.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a nice IPA. Not watery not outstanding. Good flavor. I would order again.