GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
has a light color with some citrus aroma. The taste is all hops and finishes with a nice bitterness.
haddon90 (1429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A much lighter colored IPA. Not much of a head, it diminishes real quick. Some sweet taste to it along with the hops. Not too bad. But not their best brew.
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Citrusy hop aroma, some grapefruit and pineapple, with very light touches of sweetness and earth. Light-medium golden color, with a finely-bubbled head and delicate lacing. Largely astringent, bitter flavor, lots of citrus but missing out on the backing maltiness almost completely. Relatively thin mouthfeel and watery, unassertive palate. Finishes weak, as well. Not recommended.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber gold body topped by a thick foamy head with decent lace. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma with fruity, citrusy notes. Hoppy flavor with slightly sweet fruity, citrus notes. Medium bodied and smooth.
OldGrowth (2595) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Weird nose. Skunky lager & grapefruit. Boring yellow color. I get that lager taste with a bitter finish. Not that impressive. Won't seek this out. As always nice bird label.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours out crystal clear, gold with a small head. Very light aroma of malt + hops. Fairly light-bodied, slightly bitter, floal, lightly malty, finishing mildy bitter. Not much more hoppy than the pale ale. This would make a better pale ale, though not big enough for an IPA.
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium orange. Chalky and foamy aroma. Weird sweet chardonay flavor. A bit sour. Overall this can simply be desribed as unenjoyable and rancid.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with small white head. Light hop flavor not really that bitter not what i expected in ipa too weak in the flavor department.
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours out a very light golden colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is almost purely of hops, but not very strong. The taste of the beer is somewhat hoppy, but not balanced...there are no detectable malt characteristics, and the beer is therefore soemwhat 'watery'. The aftertaste is almost non-existant as well. Not a good represenation of the style, in my opinion.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 Light yellow color with some honey amber hues. Usual floral/hops aroma, though somewhat lighter in this case. First taste seemed unbalance and even a bit sour towards the end. However upon drinking more, and the beer’s warming, a more delicate flavor came out, and the beer came together very well. Nice bitter hops taste right away, though not overly so. Medium bitterness as far as IPAs go. The more this beer warmed the more I enjoyed it. Many floral notes with a lingering bitterness on the top edge of my mouth. Beer had a very soft, medium body that almost seemd like it added a touch of honey for you to land in after experiencing the initial hops. Good even finish with a surprisingly perfect amount of carbonation for the bottle, more than I usually like, but it complimented the beer well in its transition from a bitter beer to, as the carb evened out, a nice softer, almost amber ale. I could see where people think this is just an average unremarkable IPA and to some extent it is. But it manages to appeal as a lighter IPA, which is a nice turn from the kill you with hops approach(dont get me wrong I enjoy that too). It still adds a big punch at the start and the beer is very well balanced, making it, in my opinion an above average IPA.