igneous1 (1513) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very hazy copper with a dense thick creamy egg shell white head...lasting too! aroma is pure nectar of cascade hops with just enough malt presence. flavor has a wonderful bitterness to it..the pine is there, very strong citrus presence with a VERY bitter finish. awesome, even better than i’d hoped!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
More later, but I can say that this is amazing! I am so glad it doesn’t use typical west coast cops. Delicious. Mouthfeel perfect, creamy.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 (Re-rate) 12 oz bottle, year unknown(probaly new). Slightly hazy, amber/orange color. Thin creamy head and lace. Nose of pure hoppy goodness. Floral, citrusy and sappy. Sweet malt overtones detected as well. Medium bodied, sweet sugary malt shows itself first, hops take over in a brutal fashion but not excessively because the malt is the again to beat em down. The sweetness is divine, hard to tell if its the hops or the malt at times because of the sweet nuances. Pine sappy taste sticks with you for a long time. Seems pretty strong, I wonder what alc% is. Awesome IPA.
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.