Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy and honey in colour with a huge head that leaves elegant lacing on the glass. Nose is floral and citrus with some malts. Opens sweet, middle is well balanced progressing to a hoppy bitter aftertaste. Well balanced and drinkable.
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome head and even better remaining lace. Pours a nice deep yellow/orange hue. Smells of oranges, dandolines and hops. Taste is very floral with just a bit of sweet malt to balance, finishing with a nice hoppy smack. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice slick oily caress. Very balanced, if not a bit pretentious, but I admire the intent. A very bold, citrusy hop blend. A great American IPA, with a fiesty attitude.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid IPA. Nice appearance, good lacing on the glass and good carbonation level. Hops dominate, but it's well-balanced. As with most Lagunitas brews, a solid beer for the money and would recommend.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent flavor, ultra hoppy.
But it seriously looked like coors or something (very yellow, very pale, not hazy at all), had barely any aroma, and felt awfully thin in the mouth. Overall not too terribly impressed, not very balanced.
TheBeerGod (5336) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured reddish orange with a medium white head. Aroma is very hoppy and citrusy with orange peel and grapefruit. Also there is a faint pine hint in there. Taste is also dominated by the citrus flavors. It's very hoppy with lighter malt notes. Some bitterness along with more orange round out the finish.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
slow rising tiny bubbles, amber hued golden body. dense, but dissipating white head clung on throughout. fruity, ripe, tart and piney/ resinous hop character. bready and biscuty with floral undertones. Soft, full. sweet and fruity frontdries out giving way to a bitter and fairly alcoholic finish. crackery malts as well
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a cloudy orange with a medium white head. I found that much of the yeast remained suspended in the glass. The aroma was obviously of hops and the taste was the same, finishing somewhat dry and wanting for more. This was worth it and I would recommend this brew for anyone looking for a good IPA.
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 26, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date or bottling date noticed. Poured out a brilliant, orangish / copper color, with a small, white head. The head was almost non-existent, but it left a really decent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are kind of vague, let's see what I can pick out of it. Prime pale ale malts are here, along with slight hops in the background. Not much in the way of hops aromas. Maybe I got a stale bottle? Hard to say.
Tastes are of malty goodness, and slight hops bitterness. Other than that, there's no real discernable tastes here either. If this beer is 7.5% ABV, it sure hides it well. Unoffensive as far as tastes go, but finishes sweet. Almost cloying in nature. A good IPA, but not a double IPA, at least not to me it isn't. Bonus points for appearance, because of it's absolute clarity.
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly translucent amber-orange body with frothy white head. Grapefruit fills the room upon opening. Nice sweet flavor up front. Light carbonation. Syrupy-sticky texture with chalky sour milk finish. Should make my regular rotation judging by how fast I finished it.
igneous1 (1504) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
acquired from cquiroga. hazy copper color with a nice light beige head. aroma is astringent and sharp with pine. flavor reveals the similar qualities to the aroma, just a bit more subdued, the malts show up much more in the flavor. brown sugar quality to the flavor. the hops linger too, so this beer is damn nice..thanks to cquiroga for this one.