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 (3102) - 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.
Jayb0 (1136) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite beer from Harpoon. A very refreshing IPA with assertive but not overdone hopping. Nice fruit and floral chracteristics from start to finish. Nice frothy head.
jgb9348 (5436) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good beer, nothing special...no excessive hops. In fact, I would classify this as a Pale Ale, not even an IPA. I wouldn’t drink this again if a good IPA was offered from the pub!
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good IPA. I had this one from the keg last night. Well hopped, but with an aftertaste from the hops that made you drink more to kill the aftertaste. Nice aroma. A overall good IPA. Not the best IPA out there, but I wouldn"t hesitate to drink it again.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a great beer but I agree with the previous reviewer in that something bad happened in the finish on this one. Great malty/bitterness up front but there’s a lingering funky aftertaste. Drank this one side by side with the Red Hook IPA and I honestly thought the Red Hook had this more renowned brew beat. Pour and head were both somewhat weak as well. Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from superb for the style.