heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear coppery golden. Juicy centennial aroma- orange peels definitely. Quite bitter with loads of hop flavor as well. Maltiness is subdued, and ultimately loses to the hop charge. Not a great IPA by any means, but will satisfy a hop craving.
heemer77 (5126) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bottle with a light copper color and a little bit of scum for head. Powerful aroma of oranges, vanilla, coconut and pepper. Not very well balanced in flavor. Pine and orange peels dominate. Very little malt.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Although I’m not an IPA fan, this stuff is pretty good. It’s not overpowering with hoppy biterness and has a good citrus flavor that eliminates that usual IPA aftertaste.
obxdude10 (2085) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, huge bubbly white head, nice hoppy nose, medium-full body, very clean & crisp, decent malt backbone, straight-forward hoppiness in the flavors, maybe a bit too assertive, dry & spicy finish, a decent IPA
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
O.K. so I am not a big IPA fan, maybe hops are not my thing. However, for an IPA I am impressed. Good head and lace, a bit of ginger? Something with citrus.
Frank (3094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well-crafted IPA. Nice amber color with loads of hops and fruity malt backbone. Perhaps just a touch thin bodied but no major complaints.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, slightly cloudy with good head formation and retention. Great Brussels lace. Both the aroma and bittering hops left too vague an impression for my taste. There is a citrus note in the flavor rather like that of ginger ale. Lacks substance.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2007 Hazy orange color with a big lasting beige head and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of pine and floral hops. Flavor of mostly hops and grapefruit. Long bitter finish. Pretty good.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark orange color with a decent sized white head. The aroma and taste of the hops was good, but the finish needed a little work. Still very good though.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper amber color with white head & lacing. The aroma is brightly hopped with grapefruit, lotion & other citrus fruit. The flavor is moderately bitter & has a good balance of malty sweetness. Some spice and well rounded dry refreshing finish.