wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale, copper colored, see through with small white head. Head has
poor retention and is not frothy like a really good IPA is. Aroma is hoppy--
straw and citrus. Has a light malty flavor with a moderately hoppy middle
and a decent, but not too strong, hoppy aftertaste. Fairly decent, but not
one of the best IPA’s around.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly bitter/grapefruity hops. Pretty nice hoppy aroma and a bit of sweet malt in there too. Effervescent yet smooth palate.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a bad IPA, refreshing and crisp, several of these goes down easy. Nice aroma of hops, but not overpowering. A little malt body but not too sweet. Quite tasty
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
floral, honey-like aroma. sweet, nice hop bite. clean, refreshing palate. more flavorful than i expected, being an east coast ipa and all. not bad at all.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Nice golden color and head that stick to sides of glass. Definite hop aroma;clean and refreshing. Nice mouth feel, medium-high carbonation but doesn’t bite. Clean hop flavor that’s balanced well with malt. Very drinkable.
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Medium sized creamy and smooth white head and fine-large sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Carbonated, transparent and a straw yellow hue. Malty, hoppy and a sweet aroma with a mostly hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth. This was a medium bodied beer with very sparse lacing.
thedm (5207) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 22, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was softly carbonated transparent and orange colored. The aroma was a simple mild malt hop one and the mouth feel was mildly tingly mildly hoppy and thin. The flavors contained notes of mild hops. Too mild for a good IPA. Hop heads should pass on this one.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, 05.18.04 Pours brilliant, brassy golden; monstrous head (for an IPA) with tons of texture and immediate lacing. Aromas of springtime wheatfields, green salad with celery and bell pepper. Flavor is amazingly balanced, some tartness too it. This beer is much more hoppy than I had anticipated and it’s a fairly old bottle to boot. A nice surprise that I’ve passed by too many times.
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice IPA. Good balance and nice hops. Wish I had the room to bring home another 12pk like I did before, Maybe next time.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighter brown, small clinging white head. Smells of citrus hops. Slightly sweet malt finish. Not bad in the balance department, but this beer drinks more like a pale ale to me.