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 (907) - 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 (3188) - 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.
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Peoria International Beer Festival. An execellent looking beer: cloudy copper, big head, excellent lacing. Aroma is very floral from the hops. An excellent hop flavor, made even better with the underlying malt presence. A truly great IPA.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 To begin, this one has a good copper color and nice head. Aroma is medium hoppiness, and pretty nice. The flavor of this beer, however, is the true point of impact. A great hop flavor with much more depth than the straight hoppy bitterness could ever give. A VERY nice IPA!
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color. Nice long-lasting off-white head. Strong centennial hop aroma. Solid bitterness with good backing malt. Very citric hop aroma and flavor. Slightly soapy tasting, possibly from the amount of centennial hops. Long bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Nice beer...