jwest (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy aroma, too bad the flavor doesn't live up to the promise. Good mouthfeel, but a little more carbonation would be nice. A well-intentioned IPA that could use a more complex hop character. The best Magic Hat brew I've tried.
1more4dessert (315) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
by far best from this brewer I have sampled. Beautiful golden hue, small head but good lacing. I am an IPA afficianado and this is a good one. Plenty of hops but not over the top. I love cascade hops!
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not overly impressed. Too light for an IPA. Fair hopping, but not even close to being worth the 8 bucks I paid for the 6-pack.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
has that little creatures overwhelming lychee aroma. quite flat, in a good way. complex finish with some lemon barley lollies in there
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The immediate aroma is of lychees. Quite floral. The moutfeel is softly carbonated, lightly citrusy and floral, with a touch of acidity. The flavour was less hoppy than the aroma suggested. A nice solid IPA, with a nice soft mouthfeel, enjoyable.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 Hoppy aroma. Taste wasn't as strong as most IPA's i've had recently. Bitter hops and oak was found in the taste. This was very refreshing though on a hot June day.
fishonmyplane (277) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Only a medium amount of hoppiness for an IPA, but they pull it off very well. There's definitely a hint of fruit along with the hops. There isn't much maltiness at all, but that's a good thing, as it lets the hops come through. Fairly light, and very refeshing-a good beer for the summertime. On a side note, it's a bit overpriced. Magic Hat's packaging is an annoying gimmick; if they would put out 12-packs and price them the same as, say, long trail or shipyard, then I might actually buy their beers more often.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Orange/Amber body with a white head. Hoppy and orange nose. Super hoppy taste. So hopppy - I'll add anoth 'p'. Linguring bitterness. Very good.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good and refreshing beer. Light, but strong in a way. Some sweet fruit notes at the end... A good one!
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh joy! This is a nice, Cascade-infested IPA that really delivers on taste without beating you over the head with hops. A light, mild IPA that's easy on the bitterness, it will likely please non-hopheads like myself.