rauchbier (3656) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity), GBBF2003. Hazy amber, no head and low condition. Hoppy american aromas with some caramel balance, grapefruit and toffee in the mouth and full long hoppy finish.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body with sizable foamy head. Serious lacing all the way down the glass. Nice hop aroma (Cascade again???) Seems to be the hop of choice for Northeast brewers. Not a big aroma but enough to satisfy. I'm noticing the northeast IPA's are more balanced and not as big as the west coast IPA's. This is a refreshing ale but nothing really outstanding. Flavor is mild but balanced. Certainly more flavor than their Pale.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery: Big hoppy aroma, but the body is overtaken by a dry bitterness without much malt backbone. Smooth and easy-drinking, but not what I'm looking for in an IPA.
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice IPA. Not outstanding, but always nice in a pinch. Never had a bad one.
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 (333) - 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 (7188) - 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) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - 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 (5552) - Pennsburg, 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.