JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 12oz bottle: Crystal clear light copper color with medium sized fluffy white head. Aroma has fair amount of subtle citrusy hops, bit of light caramel. Flavor is bit malty, fair amount of hops, with balanced finish. A nice, simple IPA, nothing fancy, but solid.
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
They weren’t lying when they said "heavily hopped", as it is dominant in this drink. Of course, I didn’t mind and continued to sip the sixer. Reminds me of Celebration Ale "light."
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good flavor. an excellent IPA in a world of crappy one’s. good beer to drink.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found this refreshing. Yes, it could have been a little more balanced, but I enjoyed the hops. I like this better than the Maximus. Lots of Columbus and others in there, really refreshing. My favorite IPA.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 golden amber with a huge, no make that really huge head with big dents and craters like the surface of the moon...the mango aroma hinted of tartness and subtle alcohol, lightly carbonated? I think not, heavily carbinated, well yes, not a bad thing though IMO...hops were pretty mellowed out and balanced until the finish came around where they popped out like a little birdie in a coo-coo clock... super hoppy finish and slightly fruity with bitter mangoness
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2003 Smelled very strongly of American hops, and poured a light amber with a decent head. The flavor is very nicely balanced. Good bitterness from the hops without being medicinal, and then a crisp malt finish that isn't too sweet. The hops aftertaste sticks around for a while.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but nothing great either. With so many great IPA’s out there, im afraid i probably wont be buying this one again.
garyp699 (9) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A standard west coast IPA. Typical citrus aroma and flavor. A well-made beer though, and well-balanced. A good representation of a U.S. IPA.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 “Oh yeah baby”, lots of “Little Fernies” a floatin’ in this beer, a hazy amber color the head modest, the texture frothy, the color and off white with a nice covering of lace. Sweet malt, light hop floral tone also noticed, quite sniffable, sweet malt start, the top moderate in feel. Finish has a definite acidic bite, the hops potent in their spicy bite, dry and long lasting aftertaste. A great beer from a great brewery got a couple of its bigger brother aging away, and that would be “Maximus”!
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
classic cascade aroma, hops the whole way through that just keep building