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.
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 (741) - 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.