billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Springfield. Amber/copper w fair off white head. Aroma is moderate hops & lt/med roast malt. Flavor is the middle of medium bodied, semi sweet, lt/med roast malt & moderate hops, decent bitterness w a creamy smooth mouthfeel. An OK IPA but nothing to write home about.
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A standard but tasty IPA centered around hop bitterness rather than aroma. Medium bodied and smooth. Definite pine bitterness in the finish. Best at room temperature as some fruity citrus notes become apparent.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I loved the fact that this beer has such a dominating hop fest going on. Pale copper appearance and cloudy, with mot much of a head. The aroma and the taste are overwhelming. Balances out nicely at the end. I would like to drink more of this one.
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2004 Re-rate: I had this again at Springfield location and it seems to have been reformulated. Cascade and Willamette hops are now front and center in this IPA. Now it truly is an ultra-hoppy IPA.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice IPA on tap. Very much like Pike’s IPA with slightly less bitter taste.
PhillyBeer2112 (2653) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2003 Springfield, PA. Dare I say it? Yea... OK -they
went overboard on the hops on this one.
(and I call myself a hophead). Aroma
is rich, spicy, floral, citric - loaded
with hops. Flavor is dominated by hop flavor
and is so loaded with hops it tasted like
eating fresh hop pellets. I like hop flavor, but
that was too much. Fair malt presence kept
it within the realm of balance. Not overly bitter -
just alot of hop flavor. Copper color, attractive, but
no head (probably poured that way on purpose).