Suttree (5685) - 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 (3699) - 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 (2688) - 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.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, deep golden brew with a white, large, rocky head. Mostly lasting with spunky lacework.
The nose contains honey, evergreen, black pepper, whole grain rice and hearty white bread. Warmly bitter from start to finish. Numbing and pleasant experience.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish!
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 Decent IPA.Aroma is nicely balanced between hops and malts(nice english/american styleIntense brew .Pours out a solid golden w/ a weak head/stellar lace.The flavor is bitter hops w/nice malt/yeast blend.Dryish finish.It is very english but the hops are bitter in the wrong way at times.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light copper body with a wjite head. Some lacing.
A not too overpowering hop aroma. A little sweetness.
Nicely bittered, strong malt character. Nice lingering bitterness that reveals some alcohol.
Smooth, full-bodied and drinkable.