JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a very impressive IPA. A hazy yellow color. Not much aroma; a slightly sour rather than hoppy taste. I was disappointed
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This hits you with a weird mustard type smell, very atypical of the usual hopped up smells of IPAs, and it pours an ordinary clear golden straw, a little bit on the pale side. A good bitter balance, but thereís a strange aftertaste. This is a very mild IPA with a hint of citrus, something interesting to try that is a little different than the rest. A tame IPA for those who donít care for the usual over the top, hop-head IPAs.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A run of the mill IPA. Strong hops flavor that is very bitter and a touch of malt to temper it a bit. There are better IPAís out there, but this one will definately hit the spot.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ANOTHER solid WC IPA. Nice piney and resiny aroma. Hops are solid, but hardly overwhelming. Malt is fairly big with that characteristic WC toffee and caramel shining through. Not bad, but plenty of better WC IPAs out there. Light in color - sorta amber - with no lasting head.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2002
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Way, way too sweet for my tastes for an IPA. Did not enjoy the hops as I would liked to have.
TAR (2346) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 Here's that sappy NW hop aroma again, alongside dessert apples, honey, medicine, chalk, and candied pineapples with some nice pale malt undertones in this attractive aroma. Pours very cloudy and unfiltered. The mouthfeel provides a fair softness and slickness. Flavors that follow are dominant of pineapples and pale malts. There is a discerning bitterness, but not enough to make you scream. Another well made West Coast IPA rendition.
igneous1 (1467) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweet Chapstik aroma....good example of an IPA in my opinion
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was very surprised of the very different taste of this one. Very floral aroma with somewhat a citrus/pineapple flavor finished by a mild bitter taste. Perfect for a summer evening.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice orange color; zero head; and sweet hops aroma. Good spice up front. Dry. Nice, sharp mouthfeel with slight citrus notes after the beer warms a bit.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 12, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very hazy orange-tan with loud and bright pine hop aroma that subsides into having more malt features. The finish is clean -- only slightly bitter. Thereís also more malt present than the typical IPA. Balanced with a full bitter but atypical, this is an interesting and good beer.