heemer77 (5158) - 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 (2107) - 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 (3269) - 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 (1524) - 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.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a foamy head and lacing. Very nice hop profile, backed with nice malts. Liking the hops in the flavors. The malts blend in rather well. Citrus is nice and upfront with lemon and grapefruit. Very nice IPA.