grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer looks fabulous. I mean this is so rocky you could bounce a quarter off of it. And it just lingers and lingers and lingers...forever! Nice lovely deep amber, burnt orange color. Nose is exceedingly irony and slightly sour rather than floral...interesting. However in your mouth the floral aspects really shine. This brew is excellently balanced. Malts and hops are holding hands and loving one another. Beautiful.Palate is so creamy I thought it was on nitro. This brew is excellent aesthetically. Taste is excellent and subtle as well just not florally or resiny enough for me.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled version. Big on souriness and hops. Fruity finish, definitely a great IPA.
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice and fresh on tap at lost coast. quality ipa, big pine and grapefruit aroma, taste of lychee and mango and big bitter finish.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just another friggin good west coast IPA . nicely hopped and nicely balanced and just nice to drink
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was an all around great IPA. Lots of Hoppy aroma’ and flavors similar to two hearted - from the centennial Im assumingl. Great finish which was exceptionally smooth. Slightly clloudy which I like for the style. I will buy this again I think.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks great in the glass, hazy copper color, creamy and full. Earthy hop aroma, nice malt balance. Flavor is earthy as well, nice malt followed by some slightly bitter hops. I expected bigger hops to be honest with you. Creamy mouthfeel, lightly bitter aftertaste but didn’t stick around for too long. Nice, but lacking that nice kick to make it outstanding.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2004 bottle at freakin frog, amber color
spicy, hoppy aroma, nice head,
fuul body drank this a littile too fast ,
gotta find another one.
PhillyBeer2112 (2690) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty deep red color, large creamy beige head. Fresh hop aroma, citrusy (orange, grapefruit) and a bit of resin. Well balanced with full toasty caramels, resiny hop oils infuse it all, and a solid hop smack in the finish puts an exclamation point on it all. Light touches of smoke and earth linger. Body is light but not weak, making this very drinkable. A top IPA.
guzzler67 (1615) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, dark copper appearance with a big, rocky head. First whiff was of sweet malts, followed by a floral and citrus hop aroma. Tasted flowery hops at first, then the flavor focused more on a sweet, toffeeish malt taste, before reverting to citrusy hops dominating the mouthfeel. The medium-to-full body set up a dry, long lasting finish.
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 Drank this from the bottle. Plenty of hops in the aroma and flavor. Pretty good stuff. I will have to give it another try at some point.
RERATE: Dark orange color with a big white creamy head that diminishes to delicate lacing and a creamy film. Aroma is piney and resiny. The flavor and mouth is of chewy hops. Delicious and flavorful. A beautiful IPA.