heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop juice aroma. Quite pale golden. Nice maltiness, felt rather than tasted. Enough body to pull off the generous hopping. I like the spiciness of the saaz in this beer, as saaz hops are not commonly used in ipas. Quite tasty.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and bitter. Lots and Lots of hop aroma.. A nice well rounded Ipa
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2003 Very nicely hopped IPA. Malty with hints of caramel. Very nice.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange amber hue. Big off white head. Sweet, floral, citrus nose. Big malt backbone, sweet first, medium bodied, giant hoppiness, citrus acidity, resinous, pine needles, oh so nice. Long lingering bitter finish. Beautiful brew, thank goodness these come in 12 ouncers now, yee haw.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2004 Pours a light amber/orange with a thick white head. Smells of honey, yeast and pine. Very flavorful with a lingering bitterness.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a wonderful head. The hop aroma is strong and powerful. Alcohol and hops! Early sweetness, palatable bitterness in finish. I like the use of Cascade hops with the GOldings and Czech Saaz. Interesting hop profile, definitely something a little different. Piney, very bitter, little/subdued citrus. Pear, fruit in the aftertaste. Good malt presence to support the liberal hop usage.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I did not know they were growing grapefruit in Oregon. the strong hop nose is there as you pop the cap. I found it fuller than other IPA’s. While not a fan of IPA’s I thought this one was very true to the American type. I would recomend to hop heads.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citric hops in the nose, although not overpowering, hazy orange body with substantial particulate, small white head. Rather thick mouthfeel, some sweetness, loads of hops, especially Cascades. Neither as complex nor as well-balanced as the DFH 90 Minute, but still quite good.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now that’s what i call hops. though labeled an American strong ale here. I2PA definately fit’s, The floral earthy aroma is EXACTLY how i like IPA’s and this is up there on the list of best IPA"s ive ever had. I want more and will definately go get some.
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Archer Ale House: Opaque amber. Great grapefruit hop nose. Massively hopped throughout with huge long finish