erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours deep blonde with a nice head. Aroma of grapefruit and a lack of any floral hops. VERY LACKING IN HOP BITTERNESS! Way too heavy for a beer with such a light amount of bittering hops. NEEDS MORE HOPS!
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I tryed this one at a bevmo tasting, it was a little warm, so that may have changed the flavor. I thought this beer could be more hoppier, it was a bit bland, it was easy to drink, but thats not what I usually do with an IPA, I usually take my time with it. An ok beer, but it could be much better
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange hazy pour. the head was small and dissapated quickly. Hop aroma was weak for an IPA. The taste of this beer was more malt than hops. The hops were very subtle and the aftertaste was very dry and non-descript. Not a good IPA.
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Jupiter in Berkeley. Cloudy amber (nice color) with very little head. Almost no aroma. Flavor is citrus and turpentine with a dry, bitter finish. A bit overcarbonated. An entirely unremarkable/typical American IPA.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy golden with a thick off-white head, but quick dissipation. It looks more like an unfiltered wheat beer than an American IPA. It has a nice hoppy aroma, but not enough of it. There is nothing particularly wrong with this beer, but nothing great either. If it were labeled an APA, I would thing better of it, but I have higher expectations for an IPA.
drfabulous (3854) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very basic pale ale. Came in a beer of the month shipment long ago. Not memorable. One of those beers I forgot to rate.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with a rocky white head. Smells caramelly and peppery. Tastes resiny and astringent with a sweet messy finish.
Ernest (6161) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2011 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough, sweat), with a note of candy sugar.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
Smells like fruit candy and raw yeast. Rather sweet and acidic. Disappointing.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with some sediment floating, small head that dissipates and laces thereafter. Nose is slight, with a odd hops note. Not your typical IPA - good malt character but seems to have some distinctive hops flavor that does not quite balance well and finishes a bit strange. Outcome is drinkable but not inspiring.
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden color and not much aroma. Not a very good IPA - but a pretty cool label.