pmarganski (4) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A standard IPA for sure. In fact, I have to say it’s one of my favorites, overall. Plus, it is widely available (at least where I am).
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, above average IPA. Nothing special here, but very drinkable. Has the usual hop bite of an IPA, but seems a little toned down so the average drinker might enjoy this more. There is some sweet maltiness too. An easy to drink, evenly balanced IPA.
jasonp (1558) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light clear copper with a white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is of light grapefruit/citrus and is floral, malty and hoppy. Not as aggresively hopped as most US IPAs but there are still plenty in this brew. Good sweetness, medium body, moderately bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Very well-balanced. This is probably a good IPA to introduce first timers to.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red with a white head. Hoppy and bitter aroma. Bitter and biting flavor. Very active palate, fizzy.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, fruity and hoppy aroma. Orange golden colour with fair white head that recedes to cover. Good lacing and excellent clarity. Hop flavour is subsumed with fruitiness which is in turn chased out by a reasonable bitterness. Lasting fruit impression. Medium-light body and a bit high on the carbonation. Bottle.
HoosierDadday (13) - USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good tasting ale, a little bit bitter but many IPAs are. It’s color is a golden brown and the aroma suits the beer well. Overall a pretty solid brew.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of flowers, and a kinda of musty yeasty smell that I did not enjoy. Light bitter tasting (not as much as a typical IPA). I’ll pass on this one in the future.
HighlanderOne (1102) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good IPA, nice to drink on a warm, summer day. Not as much hop bite as I would expect, but has good mix, feel and finish.
CamdenD (1123) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2004
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like an extra-pale ale -- no head. Smells of.. well, nothing, just beer. Felt like I was smelling a miller lite. Has a nice crispness to it, but I can’t treat this like an IPA. I feel like if Bud made an IPA, it would taste like this.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
reasonable but slightly muted. citric aroma, quite sweet but with moderately bitter finish. just lacking in guts