TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap while at the Tage Inn in Boston. Bronze body with a small tan head and a lively hop nose. It's not overpowering but is very pleasant. The taste is hop laden but not like a west coast IPA, and has a light oily and piney body. Some malt in the mix as well. Holds up well to other IPA's and was great on draft with a burger. Finished with little bitterness. Surprisingly better than I expected it to be.
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light, copper golden ale. Floral hoppy nose (cascades). Slight sweetness in body, hoppy, but not excessively bitter finish. Dry finish. Good hoppy American IPA, but not as extreme as some of the more recent offerings to the style.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2006 12oz bottle: Rather pale yellow color with smallish white head. Aroma is crisp, slightly ager-like, very faint herbal hops. Flavor is somewhat malty, bit metallic, touch of honey.
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden hue with nice frothy head and very good lace. Light piney, grapefruit, lemongrass, hay field, and twangy yeast esters. Crsip and clean mouthfeel with a leading taste of fruity and piney hops with mild malt undertone. Lingering minor bitterness and the dry finish. Thin-bodied. Quaffable, easy going IPA, not big and bold. Good way to start the nights drinking.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clean golden appearance & light perfume aroma. Crisp and slightly cirtusy with a decent hop bite.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was nice looking, sweet smelling, smooth tasting, crisp and hoppy; No real flaws, nothing truly extraordinary.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden body topped by a small tan head. Aroma is floral and somewhat citric. Taste is floral, grainy and a bit strong. Finish is somewhat sour. Definitely the English version of the style.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours golden with a large frothy white head. mild floral hop aroma. taste is herbal with some understated citrus hop flavor, no discernible malt character, watery and thin, and hops are very subdued for an IPA. A fairly pleasant and easy drinking beer, but their are many better IPA's to be found.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin, golden body with a 1/3 inch thick, healthy head. Aroma is faint hops, both floral and sour. Taste mimics aroma, with sugary flavors up front then bitter, grapefruit and citrus flavors that linger on the tongue and dominate the aftertaste. This is an easy drinking IPA that doesn’t really distinguish itself in any one area. Average drink, neither great nor bad. Had on tap (funky 8-10oz glass) at the 14 Carrot Restaurant in Harrisonburg, VA.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice white head and has more of a deep gold color rather than the amber/orangy hues of a typical IPA. Aroma is a rather earthy hop and lightly fruity. Malty aromas are also low; Lacking in any real complexity of aroma. Nice soft bitterness immediately on the tongue, seemingly well balanced by what little malt character there is. Hop flavors also appear in the finish along with a light estery fruitiness, but little else. M/F is on the dry side but not astringent and has moderately high carbonation which tends to be a little prickly on my tongue. Overall drinkable, but nothing to write home about. Tap version was extremely high in diacetyl and sort of on the offensive side, but it had more character that the bottled version I'm rating.