ross (2042) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hop smell is very powerful, i can smell it across the table from me.. pours out amber colored with a thick and creamy looking tan colored head. smells floral hoppy and has a hint of pine. taste is good, very good mouthfeel and easy to drink. has a good lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. a good iipa, but i cant wait for my yulesmith and great divide to get here!
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a small head and a fair amount of lace. Aroma of citrus and pine. Sweet and sticky hops, caramel, and a fair amount of alcohol here. Tastes like hop oil. Itís like a super dank bud.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a decent white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Big pine/grapefruit flavor. Lingering bitterness. Malt is there, but the bodu is slightly lighter that many other beers of this type. Nice hop tingling.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red/orange body. Small fizzy almost white head. Aroma is very pleasing, yet light. Seems like sweaty subdued hops that give way to a nice caramel malt. Taste is a sour cascade type of thing. Pleasing mouthfeel, and overall very good, but flavor is slightly lacking.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 22 oz. Bottle. Red and gold color. Not quite amber, not quite orange. Unique color and nice to just look at. White head looked like a small cauliflower. Lots of faint aromas, but hops dominated. Despite the high alcoholic content it drank very well. The last drop was as good as the first drop. This one is a real winner. Since I first rated this I have had a chance to rate many more beers and ales, and so I decided to go back and have another 22 oz bottle. I simply have to raise my rating a little. What makes this so very good in my opinion is great balance.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangeish brown color with a medium white head. Fresh hoppy aroam with hints of caramel malt. Toffee malt flavor with a big bitter hoppiness. Slight toastiness as well. Dry citric hop finish.
Kevin (2031) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours almost orange with a thick white head that laces down the glass. smells of sweet applesauce. taste is of earthy fruit. there is some malt flavor to balance this out, leaves a pleasant finish of roasted apples.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice pour, orangey with a thick one finger head. Nose is fruity-notes of apple, corriander, grapes, and hops come through. First taste is easy to describe: hoppy and bitter (YUM). The hops overpower the other flavors, so they are hard to pull out. The best part is the finish-very clean and smooth. Overall a good IPA, very enjoyable.
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep amber, nice head that left a lot of lacing. Strong aroma of hops with a little citrus. Went down really good.
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber with a nice-sized head. Smells more malty than hoppy, but itís clean and crisp. Taste is super-hoppy with only a slight grapefruit and pine flavor. Great mouthfeel!