herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber pour with an almost reddish hue to it. Huge hop nose reminiscent of tropical fruits like mango and such. Very nice balance in this one. A hop bomb all the way but definitely possessing a solid malt back bone. Medium-full body with a creamy palate. Good crisp bitter finish. An excellent brew and many thanks to maxpower for sending this one to me!
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 I love this beer, it it’s right up there with Two Hearted. The nose is sweet with hints of grapefruit and berries. Its got a real nice dense orange/amber appearance. The hop flavor lasts straight through to the finish, this a great refreshing brew.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh, how I hate to admit it, but it's the malts in this one that won me over - they were thick, creamy, smooth and sweet. Buzzing above all of the malt was a big hop - citrus fruits, mild pine sap. This IPA is above average. Thanks to Jeff - his business travel takes him to some wonderful places.
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As hoppy as advertised. Hop presence and fruity aroma over power malty flavor for the most part, but this is a hop head's delight.
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden body, small head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Grassy, grassy, grassy malt, slight notes of grapefruit and orange but mostly dominated by the hops. Crisp, somewhat sour finish, very bitter.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This IPA ranks up there with the best of them. Loads of pine and hops in the aroma. Good head, very dry and bitter beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, pours hazy light amber-orange color with alot of yeast floaties, nice head that leaves a lace in the glass. It has a strong piney-citrusy aroma, medium body with a full mouthfeel, fresh grapefruity flavors with a decent bite in the end, very well done.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 11, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whoa! This is a terrific beer. Sweet malt flavor. Tastes of pine and lemony citrus. Lingering bitterness. Looks awesome - amber and cloudy. Fantastic!
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught: Amber in color with a lemony nose. Piney bitterness that is really pleasant. Nice hop presence and well done.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy aroma, lasting off-white head. Similar to most other IPAs I'm familiar with. Hoppy, floral palate and woody, bitter finish. Well done.