hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh no an IPA! I just love IPA's! NOT!! This one poured a small sized ivory and creamy head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles. It had a cloudy and carbonated body with a pale yellow hue. The nose was hoppy, fruity and sweet with a bitter, sweet and hoppy flavor from start to finish that left an aftertaste. The mouthfeel was tingly and medium bodied.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 10, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a carbonated slightly hazy straw yellow colored body. The aroma is very mild for an IPA and hard to even get the hops from it. The mouthfeel if typical for an IPA with a bubbly hoppy sting to it. The flavor is mediumly hopped for a good IPA. NOt bad if one is trying an IPA for the first time, but definately not up to a hopheads standards.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow amber,thin white head.Nose is mostly malt. Flavor is unremarkable...subdued hops and slightly noticeable malt. Drinkable but nothing special
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow. Big, sturdy white head. Woodsy, piney hops. dry spicy finish. Very not bad, if a touch one-dimensional.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned, or maybe just rough filtered? Hazy gold/amber, good but thin white head and good condition. Big aromas of spicy peppery hops, pine resin, sweet honey and malt. Good balance of hop and malt in the mouth (seems more like English rather than US hops). Long lingering hop finish.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
dandelion yellow, topped with a fluffy pillow of cottony foam. robust pine cone aroma-- but drier smelling, as if the cones were baked by drought on a dusty forest floor. likewise in the flavor, big bitterness scrapes across the tongue without much sweetness or fruitiness to soften the blow. malts are very blonde and crouton bready-crisp-- they're just the trellis in which to support the dense folliage of papery hops. fairly pedestrian medium-strength hop juice with a smooth palate.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this IPA over some others. A very nice hoppy flaver, and a slightly bitter finish.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
What I think of when I think of boring, early 90s IPA. The big rocky head just heightens the disappointment: straightforward (boring) hop aroma. Pretty good basic light malt overwhelmed at the end with massive bitterness. Tediously and unecessarily bitter.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-yellow colour. Citrusy aroma. Flavour to match. Not much malt balance. Not bad, but it's like every other American IPA.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big ole white pillowy head that hangs on. Clear, light copper color. Large chunks of lacing hanging down the sides of my glass. Big hop nose, some bubblegum and some malt too. Medium body. Lots o hops, oily, inky. Bitter, long dry hop finish with some biscuity maltiness at the end, nice IPA.