VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours a Darkish amber with a loose white head that disapates. Aroma is of citus, fruity hops. Flavor is strongly of hops wihtout much malt, Grapefruit and citrus very apprent with a large hop bite ... quite bitter and yummy. Finish is quite bitter and hop laced with a lightly sweet undertone. Other do not seem to like it ... strong, hoppy, bitter ... I REALLY like it! This is hophead beer...Yum!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey colored brew with a loose white head. Nose reminded me of old fruit. Tastes of tropical fruit, peaches that are way past their prime.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
musty pine aroma, clear gold color, thin body, sour rather than bitter in the flavor, not a very good IPA
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden body, frothy white large head that sticks to the side of the glass. fizzy palate slightly bitter. nice hoppy flavor can taste a little alcohol with the 6.8%. hoppy/bitter finish.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good IPA. Good fruity, hoppy aroma. OK light amber/golden appearnce. Medium white head. Good lacing. Hops aren’t too overpowering, but good. Pretty sweet taste. More people should try it.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty typical stuff. quite pale. plenty of grapefruit and lychee in the aroma, reasonably bitter witha hint of orange rind. pleasant
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apricot nose and aroma. Very hoppy too - but somehow edgy and unbalanced. Short finish - not that good.
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. What an aroma! Big, juicy, leafy hops make the salivary glands set to working. The flavor is more big, juicy hops, but there’s not a lot of bitterness. The body is a tad thin with the malt being overwhelmed by the hop bloom, but oh the glorious hops. Clear dark golden body with an ok white head.
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GA 14% gathering.
The pour produced a clear yellow beer that supported an average sized white head. The aroma was an even balance of light hops and malt. The flavor was balanced as well, but lacked the degree of assertiveness that I like in an IPA. Clean light bitterness towards the finish.
I’ve got another one to try at a later time, but I was a little disappointed in this one as the Blind Faith IPA they brew is a winner.
Suttree (6011) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold, not much head to speak of. Pine forest / lemon grove aroma. Piney, cedary, woodsy hop bite through out, then (rather surprisingly) finishes clean and crisp with little aftertaste.