GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks a little dark for an IPA. Also has a frothy head. Hopheads you should like this. It's a bit out of balance, but it's very tasty.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahagony color, malty molasses-like malts with some definite hop bite. Citrus (orange) and pine nose. Medium-full bodied.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker than standard IPA, copper hue with big head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine and aromatic hops, grapefruit and apple, burnt malts and smoke, and seaweed. The taste is very hoppy and bitter with some malt sweetness for roundness but still could have use a bit more. Dry and metallic finish with a touch of saltiness detected also. Medium-bodied with a frothy and lively mouthfeel. Pretty good brew that may rival those elite IPA's if slighty better balanced.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At first glance, I can't believe this is an IPA - looks almost like a brown ale. But the first whiff and first taste eradicate all doubt - this beer is 101% hops. I definitely prefer this to Dogfish Head 60 Minute, but I think I like Cottonwood's balace a little more. Solid.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
For my third legal beer I have a dark, dark IPA. Taste is loaded with hops and is much easier to drink that Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout.(whatever you take from that is up to your discretion)
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 A caramelized butter look with a medium creamy un-even off-white head, with sediment. English hops( Earthy green) with American( slight pine). Taste is hops with a slight toffee note. Dry finish.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent aroma, bready with a good hop blast. Appearance is coppery brown, too dark for the style. The flavor is nice. Th malt could be a touch more pronounced, as it is a hair on the thin side for the hops that surround it. The hops are decent, bitter, resinous, a bit of pine, but an unfortunate cooked vegetable tinge as well. A good IPA overall, would try again.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slighty citrusy aroma, but the taste is nothing of the sort! It brings back memories of Ruination Ale in some sense, but it has a doughy, somewhat grainy aftertaste that the ruinaiton did not. Some metallic overtones are noticed but nothing too overpowering. This one is a palate cleanser at first, and then it bites your tongue with a hoppy aggresiveness. Very good. Somewhat amber to light brown coloration in the body, and it is mildly carbonated.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy light amber color. Slight hop aroma. Body has a good hop bite throughout, with almost a burnt or roasted flavor. Finishes dry. The verdict is still out on this one.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a tan/reddish head. Slightly musty hop aroma with tones of peat. Wow, what a palate killer. Big killer bite right off the bat, with a residual maple and cigar flavor. This manages to be entirely enjoyable without the slightest hints of fruit expect for some peach buried in the finish.