roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 Bought a whole case of this for the first weekend of football season (a friend told me it was good). Pours a nice bronze gold with a large amount of frothy white head. Aroma is of nice citrus hops, but not as much as i had hoped. Flavor is sweeter than I expected. A good deal of malts to balance the hops. Not an overpowering hop presence like hopdevil or a 90 minute. Much more mellow. Not exactly what I had hoped for. Goes down smooth with a little hop finish. Overall, pretty good ipa, but you can easily find better.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Floral, hoppy aroma is very nice. Hop presence (taste-wise) is not at all overpowering. A solid, above average, IPA, very similar to Dogfish’s 60-minute brew.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent IPA. Gold color, nice white head, hops and malt in nice balance. A very typical IPA, but by no means a poor representation.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden. Nice amount of hops in the nose, but the taste is not as hoppy and floral as I’d normally expect in an IPA, but nice to drink none the less.
bubbleflubber (2144) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2009 Pours light copper into the glass, with medium froth. Hints at tropical and floral aromas. Flavor is good, a bit softer than traditional IPA’s, with light banana maltiness ufront, a little copper in the mid-palate, and a crisp hop finish.... lingering slightly. Easy to drink, with a light body and lively carbonation that plays well with the close of the pull. Not complex, as the mouthfeel is a little thin for a traditional IPA, but it’s reliable, and a relatively solid offering.
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper amber, decent head. Easy drinking, nothing fancy here. OK session beer, an East coast version. I have a case, I will drink it.
Braudog (6219) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden amber with a sudsy foam head, silently still inside. Light hoppy aroma. Astringent grassy hop character, woody and biting.
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
need to rerate now that I know better- still a great session beer, still nice understated hoppiness and yes, still some bannan like fruitness. I good introduction to great beer.
DocLock (9500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark straw/light coppery. Aroma of malt, hops, citrus, some spiciness. The flavor is malty, subdued hoppy, with finishing citrus and black pepper notes. Finishes crisp and medium bodied.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Andy’s. And a fresh keg at that. Clear and yellow with a white head. Mellow fresh hop aroma. Smooth even malt/hop flavor that is not over the top. Initially this is pale ale like in character, but the hops build rather nicely and cumulate into what is a decent IPA when fresh, for the fresh hops make this beer worth drinking.