Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 A good IPA but not the best. Ive yet to have a bad IPA, but this one doesnt compare to others. Right on par with Redhook. Copper/orange appearance, smells of citrus, pine, and hops. Has a little more character than redhook but not as hopped as I like. More citrus came out in the taste than hops. But overall a good IPA.
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Nice, sweet hop flavor, but the finish is short and light. Somewhat watery. Not a bad IPA, but it just lacks some character.
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep golden with big, lively head. Estery flowery hoppy aroma. Sweet and malty with soft mouthfeel and hop bitter finish. A well balanced IPA.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 30, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superb, refreshing aroma. Wild flowers , touch of honey and spice . Great intensive complex flavour, very decent mouthfeel . Not to dry , a bit creamy . This touch of honey made wondefull team with hopps . Well crafted gentlemen!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep crisp golden color with a medium thick white head and good lace. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma with lemony accents and a good maltiness. Sweet hoppy flavor with a slightly lemony, flowery background. Light to medium bodied and slightly dry.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty standard. not as hopped as i'd like it to be. nice copper color with a fluffy but short-lasting head. citrusy nose. there's some kind of odd, metallic taste that i can't quite identify. not bad, not great.
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing too impressive here... pretty average IPA. Initially quite hoppy, but fizzles at the finish.
OldGrowth (2755) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 I think of this as a pale ale. nose & appearance on the light side. O.K. flavor. finishes quick. It will do in a pinch.
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I've heard a lot about this beer, all good things, and to say I'm happy abouth that is an understatement, whew wee, what a damned fine beer, yee ha!
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice sesson IPA, the guys at Harpoon need to take some chances - check out Victory.