SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite IPA's in a day filled with great brews (the Stone 7th Anniversary festival). Hazy golden amber color with a thin white head. Nice IPA aroma, fine malts with lots of floral and spicy hops and a bit of citrus. Sweet, bold malt backbone, lots of hops to balance and a bit of clover honey. Medium body , moderate carbonation. Good ale!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly fizzy and farty, this beer went nowhere fast. Strong fruity aroma, and a hoppy bitterness, that just did not do anything for me, it was just not strong enough in all the areas that I expected it to be.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pale yellow and fizzy with a huge rocky white head. Aroma is sweet (tropical fruit?). Flavor: Starts tropical fruit sweet (mangoes, pineapple and maybe some apricot) and finishes with a mild hop citrus bite. This one is really different, in a good way.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
hoppy, sweet smell. Good flavor. What's this no bitter after taste. A truely unique IPA. Good but different.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweet slightly fruity hop aroma, pale orange/yellow, refreshing and fruity, lots of hop flavor without the bitterness, a serious session IPA
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not only unfitered, it looked like stuff had been added to it. The cloudiest, floaty-est IPA I think I've ever seen, extremely cloudy golden orange. A very, very sweet brew with plenty of hops. Tastes kind of like sucking on a sugared grapefruit. Has some serious refreshment possibilities with the sweetness, but isn't particularly complex.
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The whole feel of this beer has summer written all over it. The label has that tropical island/Reggae feel. The beer is the color of sunshine and finishes clean. This is a laid back, "summer IPA brew" to sip in the sun. If you want something more complex look elsewhere.
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A hazy medium golden orange color with a white head. A vibrant grassy hop and citrus aroma and flavor. Ahh, the beauty of the IPA, IMHO.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting IPA, has a lot of hoppiness in the flavor with a few hints of red grapefruit. A dirty blone color with a citrus aroma, not really piney. Just another victom.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light in color. Average head. Fairly well balanced between malt and hops bitters. Not alot of favor with the bitterness. Pretty the run of the mill IPA.