bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a big off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with a few other fruits thrown in. Malt/caramel backbone with a grapefruity flavor. Bitterness tingles at the end. Medium body. Dry finish.
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from the bottle into the duvel tulip glass / thanks kevin! / this is weird. a little bit soapy, floral, big biscuity sweetness with a little lemon twang. a great sample, but nothing more. better than stone ipa, i think it is. i wish had a bar with just a bunch of IPAs on tap. yum!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured amber with a thin white head...smelled very sweet and floral, almost soapy too...tasted very sweet with strong aggressive hops on the back end...mouthfeel was thin...not bad, but not good...
Shag (2539) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark orange into the PBR sniffer glass. The smell is off, it smells like wet laundry hosed down with Orange Clean. It tastes flat with only a slight amount of bitterness. Its mostly sour and has a sort of chalky aftertaste. The palate is a bit thin on this. Not too impressed.
Kevin (2025) - Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours an amber witha light tan head. very sweet malty aroma that has hints of hops. this is a nice pale ale, but the hops are understated. leaves a sweeter malt flavor. finish is also sweet with just a hint of hop flavor. if this was labeled as a pale ale it would be great, but as an IPA it is mediocre at best.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) Amber with off white head. Mild hops aroma. Bitter. Hops flavor in the finish. As it warmed the finish became a bit sweeter with more citrus.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2010 Tap at BT. Pours a nice deep orange bright and has a great sticky white head. Aroma is nice fresh sharp orange and citrus with almost a grassy or herbal bite to it that is maybe a dusty metal twang going on in the aroma and flavor. Flavor tries hard to cover this up with tons of citrus and mango-like hops which are nice, very light crackery malt backbone Just a slight twang going on, but otherwise it is nice.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
iīll have to try this on tap some time as it was a little uneven bottled. floral pine aroma was a little tamer than expected. quite bitter, a little lemony
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím a IPA lover and this beer made me realize that. Its not as strong as the other IPAís Iíve had but thats okay cuz with this one I had a few and didínt get sick of it. Iím a weirdo so you can call me that when i say the burps from this beer tasted yummy and licking the resin of this beer off my lips was good too. Not a easy beer to find in my areas
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange body. Sweet aroma, and quite malty for an IPA. The flavor, though is the expected hoppy, and it is also toasty and roasty. It is a little bit thin for an IPA, though, and it doesnít really pack a punch like a prefer with my IPAís. Overall, quite average, but I imagine this would be a lot better on draught.