IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep golden/copper color with a thick off white head, very slight haze. Big orangey hop aroma, decent malt undertones. Flavor was a little malty at first, nice hop bite at the end. Fairly subtle, but very well balanced and very pleasant tasting. Medium to fuller body. Very nice.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More like a Pale ale than IPA; lacked a characteristic hop bite and definite grapefruit, piney, resiny notes. Pales in comparison to other fine IPAs I've had. Medium/light body, nothing substantial. Just very ordinary.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, not overpowering. Has a light caramel flavor. Very nice IPA.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly golden ale with a medium-sized, white, fizzy head. Nice aroma. Well balanced IPA.
DYCSoccer17 (3328) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap--Pours blonde with slight twinge of orange. Seems too blonde for an IPA. Slight off-white head. Aroma is fruitier than expected-lots of citrus with grapefruit as well. Very bitter and very hoppy throughout with grapefruit type flavor. Decent IPA-slightly one dimensional and appears to have too much carbonation too.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Nice light amber color. White head. Light sweet hoppy aroma. Surprising malty flavor with a mild bitter hops finish. A different IPA than others that I have had. The malty flavor was unexpected but not bad.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper in color. Very hoppy. Citrus hops. Its a good beer. Crisp and flavorful. Enjoyable.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light amber with a thin white head that didn't last. Nice aroma of citrus and hops. Light bodied mouthfeel. Nice hop bite with citrus fruits on the tongue. This was a rather enjoyable IPA.
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours an amber color with a medium sized white head. One of the darkest IPAs I have ever seen. Aroma of sweet hops. Initial taste is a lot of flavor. Has a good mixture of hops and citrus without the hoppy bite that most IPAs have at the end. Not bad at all.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good IPA but not of the best one's around...can definentelty find better...but it's satisfactory and not bad for the price of harpoon.