IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Bottle Pours a clear amber with a very small off white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is mainly hops. Flowery and piney mostly. Flavor is a nice sharp bitter hopiness, with some full malty flavors imediatley following. Feel is not as thick or full bodied as my favs of the style. After taste is a quite bitter lingering burn. A bit much.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap @ Dutch Goose: nice floral and evergreen hop nose; rich, earthy, malty, background well supported by modest hopping; creamy, moderately full bodied mouthfeel; quite drinkable and complex; this would be a great summer fishing day brew, and is my new favorite everyday IPA.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a thin white head and little lacing. Smells really neat like bitter cherries and some hops to the smell as well. Tastes a littler bitter and hoppy moderately bitter/long aftertaste but a fairly unimpressive flavor, lagunitas maximus is better. Palate fairly unimpressive but not bad. Decent IPA but nothing special.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured dark amber with a smallish head and spotty lacing.
Aroma was malty with very small aroma of hops.
Flavor is more citrus than hops, I could use a bit more hops in this beer but it is good and easy drinking.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, floral hop aroma orange /bronze color small white head. lil hoppy flavor, not overpowering good maltny balance. decent IPA
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taken from notes made during a business trip to San Francisco: Pours reddish golden with initially frothy and quickly diminishing head. Aroma is flowery/herbal but also sweet malt. Flavor is all malt with a solid hop presence. MIldly bitter finish but has a lingering taste. Not the best IPA but good overall. Needs more hops!
Well, I wish I had made better notes but I was kind of unprepared. I do not recall it being remarkable in the least.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an orange color with little head.. Citrus hoppy aroma. Flavor is of citrusy hops with a little malt.. This one would be better with more hops. Not bad but not great..
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2009 Very tasty IPA, very well done, deep copper color with a slight orange tint, decent sized off-white head, sticky lacing around the glass, lots of earthy hops in the nose, medium body, very drinkable, great session beer, very well balanced, good malt profile to back up the hops, some notes of pine & earth in the flavors, very dry & bitter, especially in the finish and aftertaste, very good IPA
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange, white bubbly head. Aroma is citrus fruits, hops. Flavor is "easy" and balanced, a piney hop flavor with mint, and lemon. Palate is somewhat smooth and malty. Thanks to Mitch for this Brew, my 300th on RateBeer.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop nose, spicy flavor and medium body. Scores good on the standard India Pale Ale "checklist". With "43 different hops and 65 various malts" I think the brewer worked too hard on an above average IPA.