bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours copper color with a medium-sized white head. The hops burst out of the glass with a bountiful aroma. Has a delicious hops flavor with a hint of citrus.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice looking pour: clear amber color w/ a finger head. The aroma of hops is all over the place. The flavor is hoppy, but finishes w/ just a hint of sweetness. This is an excellent IPA.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber body, beautiful rocky off-white head and excellent lacing. Massive grapefruit, citrus, cascade aroma. Brings me back to my days of homebrewing and smelling the hops directly. The flavor is an almost perfect balance of caramel and the citrus hops. Bitterness is quite pleasing. The beer finishes with a bit more pine than grapefruit. Body is medium. The palate is actually quite wonderful. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Wow.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thin, dissipating white head. little carbonation. intense amber body. smells like great weed. citrucy, piney, resinous, hints of mint and apple, definitely mt hoods and cascades, perhaps centennial or chinooks too maybe? Suggestions of pale and crystal malts. classic PNW IPA. front is bitter and intense, foolowed and underlied by a disinct creaminess. some sticky bitterness remains, but cleans up pretty well.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good dark amber color,Nice large white head that faded slowly and left a mild lace behind.The aroma was fruity and nicely hoppy with a decent grapefruit presence and a slight pine needle like bite.The taste nicely hoppy again with a decent amount of fruit and some what heavy feeling.The finish was hoppy bitter and grapefruit.Very nice brew and well worth having a few more.But for now i'll have to settle for the one until my next order comes in.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this is good IPA! Bronze colored and translucent. Pours with a huge frothy head. Citrus & Piney aroma. Flavor is a near perfect balance between the crystal malt and the Western hops. Mouthfeel is slight buttery. Finish is citrusy.
fgfats (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA. Nice, crisp, and well balanced with the perfect taste and aroma of hops.
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: sweet citrus nose. Clear orange color. Carmel & grapefruit. Crisp, clean. Some of the grapefruit in the linguring finish. Very good beer. Classic west coast ipa
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great clear copper color, beautiful white head with large bubbles, leaving crisp white lacing. Mouth is dry and crisp and refreshing. Taste is bitter with American hops, malt, citrus, and long bitter finish. More like a Stone's Ruination than a Victroy Hoppy Devil, but not quite the grapefruit feel to the citrus hoppiness.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rated 4/19/03 Poured a nice orange/golden color, with a white head that diminished quickly. Nice floral hop aroma, and a very smooth fron to back pleasant bitter flavor with hops predominating, but a trace of citrus in the finish. Very very good.