unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 Pours a clear dark orange color with a giant creamy head with excellent lacing. This is quite possibly the biggest head I've dealt with yet! Aroma is citrus hops with light bitterness. Not the most pronounced aroma I've had. Flavor is hoppy with some tartness. Taste is slightly sour, which is unexpected for this style. Not terrible but not a great representation of an IPA. Wouldn't buy this one again.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a big head, but only about 1/3 of the glass. Good dark copper color and lacing as the foam subsides. Fresh hoppy and caramel malt aroma. Body has a thick caramely sweetness and a citrus, resiny hop flavor. Sticky bitter finish. Doesn't quite have the cleanliness or balance of some of the better IPAs, but it still has plenty of flavor.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big rocky beige head atop a clear amber body. Aroma is mildly sweet, big grapefruit. Taste is big grapefruit, very bitter, minimally sweet. Medium-full body, fairly chewy. Unbalanced in a way I can't say that really does it for me.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I read some of the reviews on this one, and the references to the enormous head are not off base. Whoa. Even with the gentlest pour you get a mountain of a head. Halfway through I got a bit casual - volcano city! Otherwise, this is a decent IPA. Very carbonated and tingly, flavor is somewhat like a sweetart. Rich malt with a crisp bitterness.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first pour on this 22oz. bottle was all head. A big and rocky one at that. I actually had to wait for it to settle down before I got a decent glassfull. Big malt aroma that I wasn't expecting peppered with hints of cascade and centennial hops. Color is a beautiful reddish orange and slightly hazy. I'm drinking this at 54 degrees. It's a chore right now to work the beer through the enormous head which shows no signs of resting. This brew has an incredibly smooth body. Flavor is balanced with malt and hops and I find it on the bitter side for an IPA and closer to a red ale in my opinion. Maltier than most IPA's also. Not a bad brew but I enjoyed the Cohoho much more.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish amber, with a good sized white head that mostly diminishes, but sticks well to the side of the glass on the way down. Aroma is very lightly malty, but dominated with typical cascade hop notes - very piney and citric. Flavor starts with a slight caramel malt, and ends with a strong and somewhat spicey hop kick that lingers on for a bit. Medium body, dry finish.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish orange hue. Compact but sufficient beige head. Floral grapfruit nose. Starts with subtle malts, light to medium bodied, spicey hops, grapefruit, and then a dry lingering finish. Very nice, assertive yet pleasantly subtle. Not too much, and well rounded. A decent brew, from Alaska.
OldGrowth (2327) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: O.k. nose classic Cascade. Nice clear amber color. Poured with good head. Flavor has Centennial bite. I'm partial towards. Bitter, kinda watery finish. Nice difference between nose & flavor. Good beer overall though a tad one sided (hops) again I like that.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2007 Dark amber, frothy light tan head. Nose is sweet with some citrus. Flavor starts sweet (mango) then turns citrus (tangerine) and finishes kinda sour/tart (grapefruit). It has a lingering dry bitter after taste. Nice IPA.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a mild IPA in all respects, aroma, taste, etc. Good solid malt body. An IPA for IPA haters. Good beer.