Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I feel this is overrated. A good hopy taste, but not quite the IPA that it could be. A success, just not an amazing beer.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
only moderately hoppy compared with other IPAs I’ve had as of late. flavors of alchohol and light malt - a fairly robust beer. floral nose. balanced on the dry side. good beer.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong sour-apple hops aroma. Nice citrusy (grapefruit mostly) flavor with a heavy bitter kick to it. I did not detect the high alcohol content in the flavor or the aroma. Typical hazy orange color that I’ve come to associate with strong American IPA’s. The finish left a crisp acidic feel on my tongue.
OldGrowth (2905) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Earthy fruity nose. Orange color. Bitter yeasty fruity flavor with a bitter chocolate finish. Was wanting to like this more, but it was a bit one sided needed more malt for balance.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold color, minimal head. Aroma is unsurprisingly, hoppy. Flavor is hops hops and hops with small but detectable alcohol taste.
YogiBeera (2542) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a big foamy sticky head. Nice grass and hops aroma. Kind of sweet, weak hoppiness but still a nice brew.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very large light tan head erupts from this amber bodied brew. The aroma of hops is quite evident even without getting your nose down in the glass. Piney hops dominate the aroma but there is a good bit of sweet malt in there also. As for the flavor, it is piney hops with a smooth mildly sweet malt core. Sure the beer is bitter, but not nearly as bitter as some of the other IIPAs out there. Body is medium-full with a rather lively bit of carbonation. I remember having this beer years ago and not being able to believe how hoppy it was, how times and palates have changed.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2004 Whaleman 2004: Pours orange with an offwhite head. Streaming carbonation. Not as big hopped as I thought. Light pine and citurs notes with a little soap? Enjoyable.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IIPA pours with an amber orange body topped by a thick, off-white head with lots of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a very slight hop note and a touch of lemon. Not the aroma I was expecting. The flavor is slightly sweet yet mostly bitter, piney and hoppy with a slight grapefruit note and a good amount of malt. The finish is very bitter and piney. Full bodied, slightly warming and slightly dry.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An intense IPA. Amber with beige head. Not very impressive visually but the nose was strong hops, grapefruit, alcohol. Great mouthfeel. Rich and thick. Flavor had kick to it. Hops bitterness in a good way. Fruity. Grapefruit juicy. Kick ass IPA.