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.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a very fluffy head. The aroma is starkly floral. Crisp hop flavor with a nice citric twang. Enough sweet malts to keep this honest. This beer is not incredible, mind you. But it is a nice hoppy brew.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
other just ok IPA, hoppy,and somewhat medium, compared to others, not much can be said for this bland swill
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well balanced. Quite complex in both aroma and flavor. The bitterness and the sweetness interact nicely. Still quite powerful. Well as a late night brew.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Hopland Brewing Co. It had a golden color with a moderate hoppy flavor.
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hopey flavor and aroma as expected. Nothing stands out to seperate its self from the field. Pine is the most noticable flavour. Compared to Stone, this is a disappointment.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes musty. Definately not Stone. It's one of those muddy non-descript beers. Very average.
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clody orange in colour and mine had no head. Aroma is sweet honey with pine needles. Flavours are mild pine and smooth rather than overly bitter. Spicy and decent but I was disappointed.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very citrusy hops with a grassy finish - a bit linear, but tasty regardless. The best IPAs - regardless of IBU - tend to have at least enough malt to compensate a bit for the hop flowers, but this was missing it for sure.
dwyerpg (5494) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Something about ipas just make them smell real nice. this is hoppy beer, but it doesn’t seem to have much else to distinguish it - leaves a tingle on the tongue.