haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2003 I've changed my opinion about this beer. I've had to have the entire 6-pack to make up my mind. A deep unfiltered copper pour with a nice head. Tons of hops. Good flavor, and it lingers in your palate. Pretty good stuff, but still not a Stone :)
Terminus (3088) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 ReRate-this is a solid IPA and i boosted the ratings. very well balanced and hoppy also.
very dark amber appearance, especially for an IPA. Nice combination of hops and malts here. This has all the elements of a top notch IPA other than the fact that they dont come together all that well. Very close to Hop Devil, but just falls a little short. NOTE-the brew has lots of active yeast and is best if the yeast is poured into the glass. adds alot to the flavor.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 This beer looks like a homebrew with its bronze body, fine floating particulates, and undulating, velvety white head. Aroma of pine and peppery spice hops, candied fruit, and a hint of nuts. Full-flavored, rich in earthy malts, with an intense hop finale. An excellent unfiltered IPA with nice depth.
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 (5701) - 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 (1295) - 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 (3164) - 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.