Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an orange body topped by a medium thick to thick white head with good lacing. A sweet grapefruity hop aroma fills the nose with a slight maltiness underneath. Sweet but mostly bitter hoppy flavor with grapefruit notes and a bitter finish. Some malty notes shouw through. Not as flavorful as expected from the aroma. Medium bodied and relatively smooth with a touch of dryness.
Ernest (6671) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light amber, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, pine), moderately malty (cookie, toasted bread), with a note of apricot. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Rather typical American IPA without too much to separate it from the middle of the pack.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lychees to the max, really aromatic fruityness. Quite sweet and tropical. Nice soft texture, mild bitter hops finish, really pleasant. Approachable hoppyness (Cask GBBF 03')
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is a solid cloud of yellow haze, a bit orangy, strong lasting yellowish spongy foamed head about a finger high and lots of sticky lace in stringy sheets. Aroma is quite heavenly hopped, fat and juicy pineyness with some citrus of lemon and grapefruit rinds. Taste is a nice steady leveled amount of great piney hoppyness, good freshness, moderate amounts of fatness and juicyness, very tolerable bitterness lending pine and slight grapefruit. Has some slight honey and biscuit tones in the back which is very nice and a bit of other citrusy action as well. Good hoppy bitterness and drying that just touches the tongue for some tingleyness and coats the mouth lightly in the finish. Quite nice. Feel is a solid medium body, favorable but accepting amounts of bitterness closing off into the finish with a good light covering of puckered drying and sour pine. Some yummy stuff and very drinkable. Recommended for all IPA lovers, cuz this'll do just dandy.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this from a bottle in the lot at a recent Phish show, so I was unable to really do a good rating of it. I thought it had a nice, fruity super hop flavor with medium bitterness and a good, velvety mouthfeel. Very tasty.
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to VENOM for this unique IPA. The bottle has an interesting trippy feel. Pours a bright clear orange color with a very thin off-white head. Thin and quick lacing. Aroma is mostly hops and fruit, along with something that smelled like Starburst candy. Crisp and clean and a nice level of hops in the flavor, but every once in awhile a strange cotton candy-like flavor would seep through. Still it is very drinkable and a decent IPA. I look forward to trying more offerings from this brewer.
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
For a one-off from MH, this brew was a little disappointing. A bit strong at 6.8ABV, but for an IPA, I'd take Blind Faith.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden with white head. Aroma is medium grapefruit and light peach. Taste is peach and grapefruit. Medium/light body.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I thought that this would be in the same vane of Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA, or Smuttynose Big A IPA, but it's nowhere close. It's like, geez, don't brag about your beer if you can't measure up. Yeah, it's got the sorta bitey hoppy piney grapefruity thing going on. after having the real hop monsters this is definately lacking.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 Light hazy orange color, huge grapefruit nose, starts and ends bitter. Light body and smooth carbonation. A great beer to drink cold on a hot day.