SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper-amber color with some hopleaf "floaters" left over from dry hopping... strong green hop aroma and bitterness, balanced nicely with malt (light crystal provides slight caramel), not like other IPA's I've had, had a cask-conditioned quality right out of the bottle
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It's a better than average IPA but I wouldn't put it into any world class rankings. Cloudy copper color with a big white head. The nose is hops and citrus. Citrus flavors and a nice balance of hops and malt. Smooth on the palate with a fairly strong bitterness in the finish.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty golden copper, nice puffy head that sticks around. Definite hops in the nose. Flavor is very well-balanced, plenty of citric and perfumed hops in the flavor upfront and loads of sweet, bready malts at the back end to finish it up. Good creaminess as well, feels nice in the mouth. Quite pleasureable.
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. brown twist off bottle. I hate twist offs, but whatcha gonna do? Poured out a bright orange color, with a fast fading, thin white head. Didn't leave a decent lacing either. Aromas are of caramel malts, seafoam, and Pacific coast hops. Centennial and Nugget mostly in this beer. This beer would be sooo much better if they didn't use that damned Ringwood yeast. It has no place in an American IPA, IMHO. Tastes a little better than it smells. Caramel in the foreground, and pale malts collide with the hops in a controlled train wreck sort of a way. It finished crisp, but slightly buttery, indicating diacetyl leftover from the brewing process. This beer could be much, much better than it is, IF they changed their yeast to an American strain.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours an orangish yellow with a frothy dishwater like white head. Lacing is clingy and thick.   Initial aroma is of piney hops with some floral notes. However, initial taste lacks the ZING suggested by the aroma. Seems rather mild for a "dry hopped IPA" as the bottle states. Mouthfeel is light but enjoyable. Near the end there is a bit of a maltiness, perhaps to balance with the small bit of hoppiness. While it might be an easy drinking IPA and well suited for what I like (not overly hoppy), it could use a few more IBUs.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light straw and maze color under latte froth head (bottle). Had this one at beer fest in MT and was not terribly impressed. Forgettable IPA: hoppy, but unfortunately balanced. Palate/mouthfeel is nice and full, sort of mealy but bright citrus refreshes. Fine IPA.
Kinz (3684) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper appearance, decent head faded. Nice upfront aroma of grapefruit as the Cascades introduce themselves. Grapefruit is also the dominant flavor note, with a tiny bit of toffee and biscuit to balance. Tiny bit of medicinal touch creeps in at the very end once it is warm. Could have been more full bodied, but all in all an enjoyable beer.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
very bad IPA not really much to say about it.pretty pricey for such a crap IPA
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clean amber slightly red, not much head to speak of. Lots of floral hops in the nose, some malt. Not too much hops in the flavors, more malty. Smooth IPA.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cleam and refreshing. Not overly hoppy and has a bit more body than first expected. Nice.