DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to TChrome for giving me a motherload of this beer...glad you gave me as many as you did. This beer pours an ambery golden color with a massively thick white foamy head which took an eternity to dissipate. The aroma is piney, but not overwhelmingly so, with brown sugar and orange also in the nose. The taste is much more subdued than most west coast overly hoppy IPA’s. Nice caramel/brown sugar sweetness mid sip with a syrupy and thick hoppy finish. Piney dryness in the finish, good mouthfeel, but not overwhelming. A wonderful session beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2720) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear and pure amber color, off-white creamy head. Fresh citrus aroma, lemon and grapefruit rinds. A hint of sugar cookies. Lively orangey flavor from both hops and malts, cocoaish (almost like orange-flavored chocolates). Smooth and drinkable. Hops are understated yet defined and present. Finish is not especially bitter. Light to medium bodied, particularly clean. A good IPA.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour hop aroma. Great golden color with floaties, nice head. Taste is malty and really hoppy. Very bitter, slightly sour. A good IPA, but you have to be in the mood for it bitter.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massively hopped IPA. Another drain pour. Cannot stand this style. Surprised a Houston brewery could pull this off.
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange / copper, big tan head. huge hop aroma - pine, rosemary. Grapefruit, resin and peppery hop flavors. Earthy barnyard finish and a long aftertaste. Thanks to Drunkasaskunk for this one!
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange brown with a light thin head. grapefruit and pine aroma(I believe there may be some hops in this). a few particle floating in this, but that’s o.k. A nice IPA lemony citrus that has a prevalent grapefruit taste throughout. slight malt finish that works well. a really great finish.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber brew with a thin white head. Big citrusy nose. Light to medium body. Good hop bite.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with alot of yeast floaties. Nose is floral and hoppy. Taste is slight of caramel, heavy hops, yeast, and bready. Very nice complex flavor that mellows on the tongue. Another damn fine IPA.
sloth (2778) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small offwhite head, short lived, little lace. Hazy copper/orange hued color. Big, fruity hop nose, spicey with a nice blend of grapefruit, apples and piney notes that cover but dont completely mask the malt notes. Med/full body, lightly oily mouthfeel, nice texture. Plenty of piney, resiny hop notes with solid malt flavors balancing it all out. Pleasent, bitter finish. Damn nice IPA! Thanks Tom!
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, leafy hop aroma, citric and lightly piney with just a hint of sweetness, the overall effect is fairly slight for the style, however. Light-medium copper color and lightly hazy with a diminishing head. Flavor is pleasantly hopped and bitter, citric and lightly grassy, finishes dry and again full of juicy hop. Lively mouthfeel, medium-bodied. The bitterness is omnipresent but seemingly very well-rounded and quite flavorsome. Refreshing and summery. Thanks, Louis.