GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy golden with a big frothy white head. looks like a classic west coast IPA. Intensely bitter grapefruit nose. Clean and full in the mouth, taste cleans up like a pilsner only really bitter and woody.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clean top shelf ipa. Not as good or hoppy as the maximus but can hold its own. Citrusy & resfreshing, another great wake-up in the morning beer.
stephen (308) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color with bubbly white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy. Fairly well carbonated. Flavor is dminated by green vegetable flavor and citrus. Fairly thin and refreshing.
Braudog (5461) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 Light, shiny amber orange beer with a big ol’ poofy head. The aroma is full of essence, malty yet citricly inviting. Very nicely pronounced grapefruit hop tones with a resiny feel and a sweet finish over the tongue. Very, very good.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big fluffy head and thick sheets of lace topped off this glorious golden nectar. First the malt - yep, there's some in here, showing up in the thin stream of sweetness down the center of my tongue. The citrus/fruit aroma carries thru to the resiny hops full of thick grapefruit juice - I was surprised at how hoppy it seemed when the bottle lists 44 IBU. This would be perfect for a summertime picnic
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold with slight cloudiness, pleasant citrus, hoppy nose. Alhough balanced a bit on the hops side, this not a problem at all - the interesting malt flavors are there to enjoy. A very good IPA.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic citrusy American hop aroma. Clear golden color with an impressive white head. Hops dominate the flavor, with the balance on the bitter side. I would have liked a little more supporting malt, it seemed a little thin. Quite good, but if you have the choice, go for the Maximus instead.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear,golden,a milky,lacey,bone-white,head. Aroma is bold,citrus,toasted grain. Mouthfeel is soft(carbonation)and not as bitter as I was expecting. Extremely bready/grainy flavors lead up to a grassy(hop),citric,slightly sweet finish. I totally disagree with some of the past ratings. This just isn't hops,maybe cold,it is but it doesn't even have a bitter finish.More hop,flavor.I dig it! I love these grassy,toasty,grainy Ipa's.Thanks M!
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reminded me of a Free State beer I enjoy, except for not as unique or tasty. Too citrusy, tastes as though someone squeezed in half a lemon.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh hops smell and character. Very citrusy; heavy on the "C" hops. There is some talk of a battle between the hops and the malt on the bottle; make no mistake, this beer exists to display the hops. Warm, dry finish. Enjoyable bitterness.