Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light, cloudy amber with a small head and a decent lace.
Smells like a really floral IPA, but more floral than hoppy, if that makes sense.
Flavor is rather subdued, IMO, for an IPA, but it's quite good. Very malty to complement the floral hops. Not very bitter. There's some biscut in there.
Mouthfeel is average with a hint of citrus aftertaste. Overall I really liked this, but if you're looking for a hop-fix, this isn't the IPA you seek.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light orange with some haziness. Smallish tan head. Smells floral and citrus. Taste is pretty malty for an IPA. Not really what I expected from this style. Hops are there but subdued (or maybe overpowered) by the malt. Mouthfeel a little too thin.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a clear pale ale with a pretty thick white head. watery flavor with a little bitterness..kind of like a cheap hooker
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed light orange body with medium creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, light citric, . Taste is more pronounced citric (gfruit), medium sweet, but also some biscuit. Finish is floral/grapefruit, mildly bitter. Medium body. Pleasant IPA -- not a hop monster, sort of a cross between an American and English IPA.
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, 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 (5799) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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 (3840) - 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 (6106) - 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 (3808) - 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.