MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice rocky head, light tan. strong hoppy notes with light citrus fruit. good golden/amber color. mild carbonation, strong hop start and finish. can also taste the pine others are talking about.
Rastacouere (6042) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-conditioned, Clear deep golden hue with a sticky white head. Aroma is rather mild and could use more intensity. A solid malt base shows in the form of honey, caramel, butter. Hop profile is shy, citrusy, grassy and piney. Taste is more honey melted with pine. It's very bitter finally with resiny grapefruit aftertaste. Creamy medium body. When pouring the yeast depot, there's more orange character and it's far drier. Thanks Rodolito!
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hop bite up front with a smooth, fruity finish. Went down smooth, a very refreshing brew.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant but subdued hoppy aroma, resinous and earthy, with tinges of cedar, pine, herbs, citrus fruit and a small amount of faintly grainy, sweet maltiness. Light-medium copper color, tiny suspended particles throughout, with a finely beaded head. Flavor profile is composed almost entirely of hops. Flowery, citric and piney, the hoppiness is accented lightly with touches of malt sweetness in the middle while finishing bitter and dry. Palate is fittingly mellow, effervescent, smooth and mouth-watering, medium body. Exceedingly drinkable and tasty, if a tad unbalanced.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh yes - what a nice one. Light red-pink colored brew like a Rhabarber-Schorle. Little layer of a head, leaving laces on the glass. Soft carbonation. Hoppy and alos fruity nose. Intense hoppy kick first, nice long lasting aftertaste. Scratches on the roof of the mouth.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a really nice bitter bite to it, and a nice about of hops. Citrus aroma. Overall pretty nice.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange color, dissipating white head. Has a citrus hop kick right where the throat starts at the back of the mouth. Full and creamy mouthfeel, bitter, but not crazy bitter. fly rocks!
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 I *really* like Lagunitas, but not this one. And Iím a hop-head.
Pours a beautiful amber with a very nice white head that left some great lacing. Classic appearance.
Smells *really* hoppy like an IPA should.
Tastes, well, Cascade grapefruit. Aaaaand, thatís it. Nothing to balance it at all. As much as I like hops, if youíre going to hop it this much, please add some malt as well. This is way too unbalanced for my tastes.
Mouthfeel is average and drinkability suffers from the lack of balance.
If you like the hops, the whole hops, and nothing but the hops, this beer is for you. While I thought I was in that catagory, I realize that a good IPA needs more than that.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright orange body with a slight chill haze. Fine white head that clings to the glass in sheets of beautiful lacing. The aroma is grapefruit and pine with a slight bit of bready malt. The flavor is a nice balance of citrus hops and sweet malt. The body is medium with a dry texture. The finish is bitter with some slight astringency. Overall a very nice IPA.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
After checking out the West Coast Micro selection, I finally found one I do not like at all. The beer boasts having 43 types of hops, all of which gag you. I have had my fair share of Cali IPAs but this one failed to taste pleasant, like say Sierra Nevada, and did not test as refined as Stones beers. I always enjoy variety, and I think I can no reflect more positively on other breweries. Maybe a fluke review but definitely overrated in my book.