bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled to pint glass:
this was one good lookin beer in the glass, dark copper brown and hazy slight yeast sediment, but it was the thick creamy tan chunky head that didnt go away that i liked, laced all the way down. well, this one is very hoppy and bitter, i drank a few sips and got use to it and it became more smooth, i was eating mexican food and the beer got very bitter, not good with the food. after the meal the beer mellowed again on my palate?? a good american IPA, alot hype around this one. not sure if its needed.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pseudo*hippy in me digs the Ganesh on the label. I poured itwith vigor and it created a gorgeous, thick, creamy head that folded over itself and lasted. Getting ikmpatient. Me think me wants beer. Want to sink teeth in foam. Wait well worth it. Good solid body and hops there to greet. Been waiting for this to be first beer of the night and glad to have it start this way.
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a respectable West Coast IPA. Lots of hops in the nose and on the palate.It is smooth, crisp and dry going over the tongue and the malt is well balanced throughout. I'll have another!
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper body with a medium ecru head. Nose is soaked with hops. Citrus and pine hop aroma. Some floral and citrus notes on the tongue. Pretty good IPA. There's an obvious amount of bitterness on the palate and during the finish, but this is expected.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper body with a thick, white head. A strong citric, perfumey hop aroma. Grapefruit, floral pine and lemon rind. Decent caramel malt character. The malty body really holds this beer up. Without the malt, this beer would crumble. The hops provide excellent flavor and a nice bitterness in the finish. A solid IPA.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very solid American IPA. I would not hestitate to recomend this one,. Hoppy in the NW fashion without being crazy
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, this is one of those beers I can't decide if I love or if I hate. Very hoppy (which is good), but just has an interesting taste. I think I will go with liking this beer.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid IPA, this is.
Pours a light brown with a good head leaving behind a very nice lace. Very cloudy.
Smells a little hoppy with malt hiding behind it. Floral, I'd say.
Tastes far more hoppy than it smells and the malt is overshadowed without being unbalanced. I shouldn't have smoked that cigar before sampling this because it has dulled my tastes a bit to some of the many subtleties of this fine IPA.
Moutfeel is thick and full with just the right amount of carbonation.
Drinkability suffers just a tad because of this beer's thickness: Two of these and I'd be feeling quite full, but other than that it's quite drinkable.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This IPA pours with a deep amber body topped by a medium thick, foamy, off white head with tons of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with piney notes and slight graperuit notes. A good malty balance is present. The flavor is bitter and piney from the hops with a slight grapefruit note and a slight balance of sweet malt. The finish is very bitter and piney. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy orange-brown color with a thick tan head of small bubbles. Big pine/citrus aroma with hints of earth. Oily mouthfeel, starts and ends really bitter. An excellent west coast IPA.