ukoolaid (578) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orangy color with a small white head. Aroma of hops and citrus (grapefruit). Taste is nicey hoppy with a piney citrus flavor.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Slightly cloudy amber color with a small white head. Hoppy aroma - citrus, grapefruit - and some caramel. Nicely bitter from the hops, but also a bitterness coming from the darker malts that really blends nicely. Taste has Citrus, grapfruit, grains, earthy malts. Quality IPA, would like to try on tap.
DYCSoccer17 (3550) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly piney, slightly citrus aroma with some caramel malt hints. Nothing that really grabs your nose though. Pours a hazy cider color with an off-white head. A little too murky for an IPA. Exquisitely bitter and hoppy to finish. Very grapefruity. Some citrus to start. Subdued grainiess. This is a really chewy and grainy IPA. It’s a decent change from the typical C-hopped west coasters.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color,small off white head that had a good hangtime then faded to a small lace.Nice malty hoppy aroma with a little grapefruit and maybe some caramel but little else.Nice fruity flavor up front and kind of sweet as well,then a quick change to a bitter grapefruit taste and hops abound.very nice brew and thanks to Oldgrowth for sending this fine brew my way.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straight forward New England IPA that is earthy and well rounded. A pint after pint IPA.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
decent, not over-powering ipa. Poured a hazt golden brown color wih a thin white head. a mix of caramel and hops onthe aroma. flvour was initally sweet, finished with a hoppy bite.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium hop aroma but also had an off aroma that didn't belong there. Poured with a huge head that lasted for some time. This beer had lots of floaters. This was an old oxidized beer, the hop flavors were stale I'll need to try this fresh and rate it again.
JorisPPattyn (8916) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick bottom layer gives "interesting" haze in orange-amber ale; miscellaneous yellow-amber head. Hop flowers, opened hopbail nose, flowery - nearly perfumey. Very bitter indeed, hop-oil like, near bile taste. There's (coloured) malt underneath, but it's gotten completely overwhelmed by this bitter onslaught. Medium-bodied only. Oily mouthfeel, probably due to the hop(...). Yeast deposit gives more creamy feeling. Hopbitterness, indeed, but this one is totally without any subtelty. Nice nose, but the total unbalance ruins it.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Petty solid IPA, more toward an English IPA, but that is what I expect from the East Coast. Bronze colored, small head. Very balanced. Moderate amount of hops, probably a crystal malt, not over the top on either. Very good beer, Thanks Oldgrowth
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Ok nose,floral & flowery. Brownish orange color. Tad hazy. Decent head. Bitter sweet hops, grapefruit, buttery. Bitter, medium bodied. Leaves nice bitter dryish finish. I like it alot, though this is another of those beers that use to seem big but now seems regular. Glad it's back in Ipswich again.