michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2011 Re-Rate 3/29/11: 12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, Earthy hops, grass, and malt. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, light resin, light pine, slight Earth, and a hint of caramel. Light to medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, light resin, light caramel finish is dry. 7/4/6/3/14 = 3.8
4/13/02: 7/3/8/4/16 = 3.8
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great IPA. Another great beer from the people at magic hat. Flavorful and hoppy, a great brew.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool label; interesting name (describes the religion of some people I know). Bright head, lovely copper color, fairly clear. Very inviting nose. Nice aroma: piney & grassy. Earthy malt backbone seems a little on the ’unfresh’ side (my bottle was not old though). Although, it did have some decent vanilla and cookie flavors. Like many other Magic Hats, it seems a little on the thin side. Also seemed ’wet’ and not very rich. But at least the hops provided a nice bitterness... and some olfactory sensations. It seemed to get a little better further down the glass.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought I didn’t like IPA’s, but this one’s pretty decent. It has a very interesting flavor, which grew on me with each successive sip. A well rounded beer.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice floral aroma, deep golden amber, just as it says, but a bit cloudy The flavor is smooth and hoppy, with a sharp dry hoppy finish. A very tasty brew, interesting flavor combinations, that I would love to try again.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Off tha mark for a serious lack in floral hoppiness and overall bitterness. Needs a serious dose of BALLS! A very mild IPA.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NICE CARMEL COLOR WITH HINTS OF VANILLA IN THE TASTE AND SMELL, THIS IPA IS VERY HOPPY AND QUITE GOOD, IF YOU LIKE ALOT OF HOPS. GOOD ON A SNOWY NIGHT!
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 30, 2001
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, apple-juice appearance, thin white head, with a roasted grain, black pepper, mild hops, and citrus nose. Flavor is a bit stale, bland, and yeasty, reminiscent of wet hay, orange rind, hops, and grain, oats perhaps. Finishes weak and quick, leaving a dry mild nuttiness. A very mild IPA.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2001
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
They dry hopped this so much it smells like hop pellets. The taste is very big in hops and this beer just doesn’t seem balanced enough in the malt department.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty IPA, not as hopped out as others. Smooth and delicious.