apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crisp and hoppy, perfectly bitter, with perfectly balancing malts. Frothy head over a dark copper body. WoW. This stuff is quite good! The flavor has a distinct nuttiness with a hint of sweetness.
notalush (4913) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber in color, with a most impressive lacework - hoppy, piney aroma, with hints of spices, like nutmeg and cinnamon - the mouthfeel is thick, almost chewy - the hops aren't as explosive as other west coast IPAs, but does it really matter? Of course not, because this beer tastes great - huge malt presence, touches of caramel - herbs and tea - spicy finish, with a crisp hoppiness that kind of clips the chewy, maltiness right off the tongue, leaving nothing but bitterness behind - excellent stuff.
auto (163) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet maple smell, hoppy flavor, thick head which left lacing around the outside of the glass. i had this off the tap.
IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a quite dark reddish copper and a modest head that lingers a bit. Lacing stubbornly is still at the top of the glass though it is half emptly now. Very strong distinct rich hoppiness that is a bit too much for me but an excellent example of the genre. A manley beer that will really put lead in your pencil
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Shining, smiling C-hops which mirror juicy berries and earth-smeared oranges...Barley winish crystal malts proudly showing off their resinous, muscular and spicy hop friends...A hedonistic, dry-hopped mammoth with the brain and demeanor of a sagacious youth...
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2004 Appearance is a profound copper body wearing a surprisingly frothy off-white head although bubbles are not so uniformly shaped. Aroma is very bold C-hops with definite pine and grapefruit, but a good touch of brown sugar and maple syrup. Medium-bodied with a good presence altogether. Powerufl hoppy palate and a solid pale malt backbone. Intense with a very bitter finish. Great IPA!
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2004 Deep orange brown color. Nice huge head which left lots of lacing on the glass. smells of maple syrup and some hops. The hops weren't too strong; it might've been because i grabbed a single from the last 6 pack in the store. Tastes bitter and very smooth but hops aren't prominent.
On tap: Everything the same but hops are very prominent and lucious. exquisite
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby/brown color,medium sized light brown head that had a decent hang time.Malty,citrus aroma with a nice light sweet side,but the malt seems to be a bit stronger then most IPA's i've had.Oh yes nice malty caramel flavor upfront then a nice hit of hops and light grapefruit mildly sweet at first then a change to a nice mellow hop bitterness,and a good decent hoppy,malt finish that begs me to drink more.This is one hell of a brew and i wish i had bought more then the one.Sigh.I guess it will have to do for now,but i definately would recommend getting this brew well balanced and very tasty and it doesn't have that hard hop bite that some IPA's have,making it very drinkable IMO.
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.