BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2003 One of the darkest IPA's I've seen. Almost brown and a bit darker than Newcastle. Nice thick head and lacing. Aroma surprisingly balanced with a blend of Columbus hop and toasty malts. Full bodied and reminding me almost of the Red Rocket by Bear Republic. Flavor isn't over the top as some other Cali IPA's but the blend of malts and hops makes it truly original in taste. Nice IPA and especially for those who aren't looking for the "over the top" hoppy IPA's.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2003 Poured an orange brown color with a large, creamy, light tan head. Intense citrus/hoppy aroma. Very strong hop taste with a slight coffee/roasty taste... very good!
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Cloudy brown,creamy,fluffy beige head. Light citrus nose.Good burst of malt, then citrusy hops with lasting, but not strong finish.
Aug 2010 : Theimproved version has better balance due to a bigger malt backbone
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish brown in color....mad head! This beer is very west coast. Aroma was very floral, lots of grass clippings. Taste followed suit, very spicy, but the finish left a bit more to be desired, a bit bitter (not in a good way) on the tongue.....not bad though.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish-brown, decent head with lace as clingy as my second-to last girlfriend. Disappointing and overrated IMO. A bit too watery, not enough hops to properly call itself an IPA. The hops just didn't seem to blend well and the finish was a little off.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Darker than normal for the style, cloudy, cidery body, nice head. Sweet carmelly aroma. Caramel notes dominate the malt, seems a bit heavy. Not terribly complex. Bitter, hoppy, smooth, creamy burnt aftertaste. Medium length, hoppy aftertaste.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Very good IPA. This is the second beer i have had from this brewery and have been impressed with both.Nice brown color with hoppy floral aroma. Goes down smooth with a bit of fruit flavor. Solid hop presence as it warms.Finishes malty. A good beer.
EddieG (168) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little dark for the style. This beer is cranked with hop bitterness that is not as balanced as I would like with aroma and flavor. I was alos hoping for a maltier middle. Overall a decent beer that could be a bit more balanced.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nut brown color. Nicely hopped in the end, really bites. Floral and perfume aroma. Solid IPA. Hops are full and rounded.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral hoppy aroma. Very smooth fruity taste with only a slight bitterness at the end. Leavews a big hoppy aftertaste, but goes down incredibly smooth. A nuttier aroma as it warms that slightly comes through in the taste.