maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange-amber in color. The head is thin yet creamy, and lasts to the bottom of the glass. Resiny, piney hop aroma along with buttery crackers(?) Flavor at first is huge sharp/grassy/spicy hops, followed imediately by barely sweet chewy malt and an exquisite juicy fruit component, peaches and pears maybe. Holding the glass to a light reveals constellations of the tiniest bubbles swirling lazily upwards. Bittersweet hops dominate the long mouthwatering finish. Excellent!
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie),
moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit, resin, orange).
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smelled hoppy and malty. Poured a nice honey yellow. Subtle start to the flavor that quickly strikes with a sharp, bitterness. Nice!
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Re-rate: nice look to it. fluffy off-white head on a pale ale body. This IPA has more roasted malt character then I am used to, but it is smooth and well-rounded. I'll drink this again.
auto (163) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour, but that might just be because i was in a dark area. the smell is mild and the taste was very good at the beginning but a little overpowering as i got more into the beer.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The head is thin and collapses quickly, but you are assaulted by wonderful hops, and grapefruits on the nose. Orangy hazy light brown. Beautiful rich body, with the hops and citrus cutting thorugh the malt in harmony...Hops heaven...excellent beer!
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superior hop aroma - pine, citrus, whole flower goodness. Nose is not without a wonderful nutty, caramelly malt presence. Perfectly balanced, strong chewy malts, Bitter flavorful hops. Not overly bitter, smooth and lasting flavor. Quality is apparent at first sip. Awesome.
jaymobrown (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, hoppy with hints of malt. Slightly lemon and citrus flavors come out as it warms. Very decent and well worth the drink.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome orange color with a nice balance of hops and spices. The hops really comes out towards the end of the glass.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great Triumph. I am a Hop-Head if there ever was one. An IPA at only 45 IBUs?... Proposterous! Except it's a beautiful ale. Very high in hop aroma. So they didn't throw the hops in at the first mention of a boil?... So what! A greatly aromatic IPA witha wonderful malt presence and great aromas. I love it whether you call it an American Pale Ale, an English IPA or,... I don't giva a shit. This is a well thought out recipe for a wonderful beer style!