Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored with a big beige head. Aroma of malt and piney hops. Flavor is malty at the start, with a very long and bitter finish.
DanielBrown (4164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Bottle from the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Iridescent orange colour - hardly any head, but some lacing. Warm, fruity aroma: peach and raspberry. Soft on the intake, rising to a sharp IPA hop finish, like the white cliffs of Dover. A sharpish finish, lingering with pale IPA quality in the classic US style. Quite a rich mouthfeel, prickly all round grapefruit flavour - unrelenting. Cracking stuff!
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gorgeous murky amber color. Thick, white head with plenty of belgian lace. Nice hoppy aroma. Even nicer hoppy flavor. Hoppy flavor sticks to your tongue in aftertaste, just the way I like it.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A slightly hazy amber color, with a nice hop aroma - if somewhat subdued for an IPA. Big pure white head that disapates quickly. The flavor is pine tar and citrus with a little malt to back it up. There's a little grassiness to the flavor, but otherwise it's not bad. Finishes dry, easy to drink.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was presently surprised by this IPA I must admit. I had read some of the reviews before I had tried this one and I don't really understand why it rates so low? Mild grass hop and pine aroma that isn't as strong as I would like but pleasant nonetheless. Pours out copper orange red with a medium head and noticeable lacing. Flavor was strong bitter at first than trailing off to a dry finish. Fairly well balanced and very easy to drink. A very good session beer. I think it deserves a higher rating that it gets by most, but that?s just my opinion. Try it, I don?t think it will disappoint.
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint coppery-orange colour, citrusy and piney on the nose. Thin lacing. This IPA has a nice hop bite with some subtle malt undertones. The mixture of Cascades and Fuggles make for an interesting blend, effectively combining the flavours of the American and British stlye IPAs. Not the best in its class, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange color with big, white head. Aroma and flavor is very floral. Hops leave a lasting, bitter finish.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a hint of red. Very hoppy aroma. Nice fairly hoppy flavor, but a little more sweet malt than I expected. Very enjoyable.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden amber, nice white head, herbal, floral nose, nice hoppy flavor, little malt, potent bitter finish
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2006 Light clear orange with a good sized white head, rich pine aroma, deep hard-hitting bitterness that stays around long after the sip is gone. This is surprising as at first the beer doesn’t taste very bitter.