frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral, perfumey aroma with hitns of orange. Sweet and malty upfront with some piney hops and a slight citrusy sweetness in the finish. Rather subtle and solid IPA.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vegetal and mushy plus iron and earth plus citrus and a dab of pine, this power-packed hefty bodied IPA is great - I love this brewery.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this beer on tap at MacGregors. It is a nice amber color. The smell, however is very muted without much hoppiness. The taste is iniitally very nice with nice robust malt, a bit of bitterness follows, with a fresh sweet aftertaste. Minimal hop aftertaste is present. Overall average IPA.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper color, cream colored head. Milder aroma, somewhat grainy malt, a bit of hops. Nice malt backbone, very mild herbal hop flavor, missing that nice grapefruit/orange flavor. While that is the case, the hops were present for a long bitter finish, also dry. Medium body. Not bad.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Pours a reddish amber with a nice white head that leaves moderate lacing on the glass. Malty, floral hoppy, fruity aroma. The taste of this brew has a great floral hop character which is balanced out nicely with a malty sweet start and a fair amount of bitterness toward the end. Very drinkable and tasty, thanks Dan.
CapFlu (4483) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Empire State Brewfest. Medium yellow head with an orange body. I found this more along the American Pale Ale style-lines with its grapefruit and orange flavours. Slightly above average.
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Empire Brewfest. Very fruity floral bouquet. Nice citrusy orange notes in there as well. Great aroma. Maybe a hint of graininess in the nose. Transparent copper color with frothy white head. Hoppy, but not overhopped. Kind of a milder IPA. Not overdone, which is refreshing.
Mostlyhomebrew (9) - USA - JUN 30, 2004 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cute at first, but overly grating with the hops on repeated sippings. Has the power but could do well to ease up on hops. Looks good in the glass - good froth, deeper orange color, but almost astringent in hops.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty nose, slightly sweet and hoppy. The flavor is sweet, well toasted malts with orange. Bitter, sour grassy hops in the finish. Its almost like a light barleywine. Too much for me.
PorterPounder (5375) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Starts off with a dark orange pour with a spongy, generous white head with sticky lacing. The aroma has elements of day old grapefruit juice stuck in the bottom of a juice glass. Very acidic - chemical like flavor - the hops in this are way overdone. I should have seen this coming when the amber ale was a wee bit too hoppy. The aftertaste has elements of bandaid flavor. Not the best of the Ithacas I had. It takes more than hops to make an IPA.