MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle delivered via courier straight and fresh from the brewery. Golden and clear with a white head. Gentle hoppy fruity aroma. Flavor is fresh with hops, and has a dry malt flavor. Nice lingering hops. This beer IMO is only good when fresh.
DYCSoccer17 (3436) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost more malts in the nose than hops. Not sure which kind of hops, but this is certainly a non-west coast IPA. Copper amber color with a small quickly dissipating off-white head. Thin to start with some caramel roasted malts in the middle finishing rather hoppy and bitter. Not too shabby, but nothing special either.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden amber color, off white head. Aroma of some spicy hops, but not many, and some sweet pale malts. Flavor was a bit fruity, malty, with hops as a total afterthought. Slightly dry, light bitterness, lighter bodied. Needs some work.
OldGrowth (2828) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle,from Julio’s. Good nose, Citrus mainly, orange,grapefruit, lemon,lime. Little toffee too. Clean orangy yellow color. Small head, left ring around edge of glass. Bitter sweet flavors, same as aroma. Quick bitter bite, then some sweetness. Thin body, kinda creamy. bitterdry finish. Tasty easy drinkin beer. I remember when this was one of the hoppiest beers I could find.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden beer with a foamy off-white head. Pilsner malt and sweet fruit in the aroma and absolutely no hops!! Sweet and somewhat sugary flavor. More like a sweet pilsener than an IPA. Where the hell is the hops?!?
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An orange beer with a small white disappearing head. The aroma is sour and slightly hoppy. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and a sticky mouthfeel. This reminds me of a pilsener, not at all of an IPA.
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. White medium sized head. Malty and light hoppy aroma. Nothing special. Flavour is hoppy as a good pilsener, but not nearly as hoppy as other examples of the style. Is dry and light bitter in the end.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours to an amber color with a medium off white head that fades to a small lace. Aroma has many notes from the hops - citrus, grapefruit, pine - and some toasted bread from the malt. Flavor is quickly hoppy (though not the hoppiest), biting, and bitter, then mellows out into a light mildly sweet malt flavor with just a touch of grass and caramel.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I got a sixer of this while I was in st johnsburg,VT this weekend.Got in line to get into Coventry.Had one out of the bottle and was like what the heck is this hoppiest in the states crap!Now I am home and have poured one into a trappist glass and Im thinking this is like a slightly hoppier Harpoon.Pretty decent stuff.Hoppy,very hoppy my ass.Good EIPA though.I think I like this better than Harpoon.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color,small off white head that had a decent hangtime then faded to a small lace.The aroma was Hoppy and grapefruit with a faint pine hint and a somewhat sweet side coming through as well.Nice mild malt with a good hop presence some grapefruit and all in a nice light flavor that makes this brew fairly easy to drink without the usual heavy bitterness that some can have.Nicely done and well worth trying again.Thanks go to Oldgrowth for sending this bottle my way.