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 (737) - 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 (145) - 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 (7794) - Leicester, 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 (4354) - 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.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: a slightly above average IPA on the low end of the bitterness scale. Apple and pine aroma. Piney-spicey hop flavor with noticible malt backbone. A good beer but it dosen't distinguish itself from the other IPA's.
Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney cascade aroma. Apricot colored, fair label. Definitely better than the Eye of the Hawk Ale. Fruity and piney, medium sweetness. Average west coast IPA -- drinkable, but without distinction. Good mouth, overbittered finish.
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
All arond, a solid IPA. Sticky white head sitting on a dark orange colored pour. Good sticky lacing and nice bubble action. Aroma has a sweet piney essence to it with some doughy undertones - very clean. Citrusy sweet flavor gives way to a bittersweet hoppy finish. Mouthfeel has just enough cascade hops to linger around for a while but not enough make you pucker.