BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better beers from Washington State previously available at BCL. Quite hoppy but a great tasting IPA. Liked, and wish the BCL would still carry this.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at the pub and in the bottle I brought home. Damn good both places, but I'm rating the bottle. Sharp pine needle nose, copper orange color with a thin white head. Lots of hop flavor in this one with pine, citrus and peach notes coming through over the sweet malts. Stong bitter finish with a pleasant, lasting hop residue. Very good IPA.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked the natural quality of this beer, how it wasn't trying to be extremely complex or rich. Simple is sometimes better. Loved the dry quality.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 This one gets points just for being unique, in addition to its innate quality. Starts off a tad on the malty side, and then shifts to a honey/nectar taste. Then you are walloped by a full-on floral hops brigade! I would go so far as to call the hops rose-like! There is also a bit of Belgian yeast-like funkiness in this beer, which I see as an attribute. Very malty, very flowery, very unique, very good! My palate is reeling.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An extremely yummy IPA, that I need to pick up some more of, because it is just good to have around. Extremely crisp, with a very smooth fragrant fruity aroma that accompanies the taste and compliments very well. A very good balance of hops and malt that goes back in morth in a battle for taste domination. Leaving a very strong aftertaste, that makes you want to pop open another right away. I highly recommend this one.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’d have to agree it’s out of balance toward the crisp, sharp hops (they make the sides of my tongue curl up!), but I kind of like that aftera whole bunch of super-hopped and super-sweetly malted left-coast IPAs. Quite a good one. Floral but no wallflower that’s for sure. Brash...definitely not creamy. I think I remember calling Bridgeport’s IPA almost creamy...not this bad boy. Enjoy!
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous sparkling amber. Lasting off white head. Tiny bead. Grapefruit hop nose. Fruity hop taste with long strong finish
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, little head. Citrus hop aroma with a hint of this weird malty/salty/pine needle aroma. Flavor is sweet with a slightly roasted bitter finish.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transluminate orange in color light head, citrus aroma. From the aroma, I thought this beer was going to be much more bitter than it is. It’s actually light and mildly hopped.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/12/02: Pretty orange-amber color--average head and decent lace...Aroma is slightly fruity/hoppy and light...Fruity and floral tones accompany healthy hop flavor--enough malt base to be noticed in both taste and body...some grapefruit (with a little sugar on it) comes through in the finish...Overall, I like the balance---citrus quality not too strident, but still assertive and nicely dry...One of Pike’s better offerings...Re-Rate 11/05/02: Sweetness in aroma slightly more prominent this time around---very nice it is too, but still quite light...Other impressions hold...Very good IPA!