kramer (4363) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber, procured in VT. There’s some hop aroma in there if you get real close and breathe real deep, but nothing impressive. pours a light copper, thin head that disappears quickly, looks like it’s gonna be watery. Pretty light body, thin feel, fizzy on the tongue, just kind of bland. No complexity in the hops, just there for some generic bitterness. Wouldn’t buy another.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe blonde surmontée d’une mousse blanche fugace. Arômes légers de houblon et d’agrumes. Saveurs de pamplemousse et de diacétyl. Corps célest puisqu’inateignable. Longueur en bouche pour petites bouches.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark amber, with a decent off white head, good floral aroma and good flavor with a little bitterness,body is a little watery yet it is drinkable.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fairly light and enticing aroma. However, it lacks in flavor. This has no head and a light bright orange color. The aroma is caramel and a little citrus. The taste has dirt and a little bit of pine cleaner. Not a refreshing IPA. I see why I got this bottle as a present.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy deep golden in color with a small white head. Aroma of butter and floral hops. Flavor is buttery,fruity with mild hops and a thin body.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale cloudy color with a head that dissipates quickly. Light, almost fruity, hoppy aroma. Light hoppy flavor, but it tastes almost watered down. Everything about this is light light light. There is a pleasant super light hoppy aftertaste flavor.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle: Hazy yellow orange with a thin white head. Odd musty aroma, sharp taste and light bodied. Ends sharp and not that pleasant.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour. Moderately bitter/hoppy flavour. Lightish bodied, slightly mettalic. You average American IPA.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden copper w/ decent lace. Not overly fragrant but floral & hop hints. Medium-thin body. Malty & fruity (grapefruit), with dry, bitter, musty? finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2002
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2004 March 02: Beautiful nose on this IPA; citrusy with maybe a touch of berries and peach; complexity needs at least a second try to evaluate. The flavor doesn't quite follow through -- typical IPA hoppiness but not overdone -- and the finish is awesomely smooth while retaining just enough crisp bitterness. I'll try it again. RE-RATE 3/16/02 found this a bit weaker and more watery; just less 'beer' in the beer all around. Is it me, or what? 7/4/6/3/14=3.4
April 2004: either this has just fallen off the earth, or I way overrated it before. There is some decent, pleasant grapefruit in the nose, but on the tongue it is just plain watery and bland, with minimal malts and just a bare hint of bitterness at the end, metallic and unpleasant. Just terrible.