leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottle mentions that Uinta Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, UT) brewed this beer on behalf of Midnight Sun. Unusual dark red color for an IPA. Herbacious and hoppy aroma. Burnt hop flavor with a harsh bitter finish. Drinkable but nothing extraordinary.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color, smallish head, hoppy floral nose. A malty citrus balanced the decent dose of hops. Not a run of the mill IPA but quite enjoyable.
PhillyBeer2112 (2584) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich floral aroma, spice around the edges. Light caramel notes. Pure amber color with full fluffy and rocky beige head. Rich peppery and herbal hops in the palate. Tingly hop presence but coupled with a nicely smooth full malt palate. Caramelized malts dominate the middle with only a light bitterness in the finish. A general acidic earthiness skirts the sides of the tongue. This is my ideal IPA.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper. Nice big head, very creamy and thick, lasted a good amount of time. Nose is hoppy, lots of perfume, a bit of a soapy character. Flavor is citric, orange and tangerine tartness. Good body, nice and creamy.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is really malty with a fair amount of hops. A great ESB: this doesn't make me think of India Pale Ale. NOt that I wouldn't drink the hell out of it. I actually rather dig this--it just does not work with all the big IPAs I had today. It has that Kraftbrau-like hop weirdness that I like (lemon grass dish liquid). I want to drink this again.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amner in color with a massive white head.Floral hop aroma,light citrus.Spicy bitterness almost harsh for my palate.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark IPA. Reddish brown color. Slight aroma given the use of cascade and centennial hops. This beer is really unique. I can see where this would be a great seafood beer. Unique flavors and quite good.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled July '03 drank Jan '04: Massive creamy head that it's moving and that makes me mad, because I want to drink this beer. Sharp citrus aroma with some odd mustiness, bitter, but not like most IPA's are these days. Ends without fanfare. I'm not sure what hops were used, but I didn't care for them that much.
TheBeerGod (5433) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep copper with a small tan head. Nose is hops, but not over the top. Plus there is a mild sweetness to it as well. The taste is almost pure hop madness. Big citrus taste, mainly grapefruit but also a hint of orange. There definitely some malt sweetness in there to balance it out a little. The palate seems a bit thinner than I would expect but this is a pretty good IPA.
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear, copper ale. Nice head, retention and lacework.
The nose is all hops, pine and grapefruit. Big and malty, but well-hopped for balance. Fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. Recommended!