mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2004 My parents brought this back from Texas. This is a fantastic IPA. From the red gold colour to the floral grapefruit nose I had high expectations before I even took a sip and this delivered. At first the taste was citrus with a nice dry bite on the finish. Some pine added to the complexity as it warmed, with a nice malt backbone throughout.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small fizzy white head above a redish amber body. Light peppery pine aroma accompanied by some citrus. Very nice IPA flavor and mouthfeel. Despite the fact that it is good, nothing sticks out in the flavor. Typical piney caramel malt. Good though!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper bronze with some yeast floaties and a small white head. Aroma is bold and hoppy with a nice subtle balance of caramely malt. Body starts lightly sweet with a big English hoppy balance. Finishes smooth, but with a strong bitter bite to it. A nice, easy-drinking IPA and one of the best of the English style IPAs Iíve had.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 St. Arnold brews are typically slightly above average and are popular in Houston. This English IPA now has greater local competition and is tasting rather long in the tooth. Pours transparent amber. Medium-sized tan head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is hoppy, but dirty, lacking in citrus and fruit. It has also been brewed inconsistently over the past several months and varies from brighter fresher hops to downright stale-tasting, despite it being local and recently bottled or tapped. Itís not as intense as the typical West Coast IPAs, or even some of the other locally brewed PAs and IPAs but it is an OK offering if thatís all that is on the taps besides SNPA. The folks at Saint Arnold are a wonderful bunch. They do a lot for the community and have great consumer outreach and support. Stop by the brewery (the new one downtown) for a good time and above average brews.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours translucent orange, small white head that quickly dissipates, subtle carbonation, with so-so lacing.   Light hoppy aroma, slight grains and grapefruit as well.   Light hops up front, very slight pine flavor, with some sweet grapefruit on the tongue.   Finishes slightly bitter, and a tad malty.   Decent body and mouthfeel.   This is a nice light IPA, with the hop bitterness that doesnít dominate like PNW varieties.   Thanks goes out to TChrome for the trade!
OldGrowth (2821) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Good nose, nutty, piney, orange, little gamey. Brownish orange color with good head that faded quick. Bitter nutty flavor maybe a little metal, Creamy, lite bodied, in a good way.Burnt, GF finish. I rated before reading description. I think the" thinness" I was really that "sof" like it says. Thanks 123456green
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliantly clear copper-orange color. It is topped by a tan head that dissapates after a short bit of time. Ahhh, there is anice pronounced pine/ citrus hop aroma in the nose. I get notes of grapefruit, and a bit of toasted malt sort of backs up and ties the aroma together. The beer is dry up front with a solid biscuit malt finish. It has a solid hop character that runs from beginning to end. It is not as citrusy as I expected, given the aroma, but ther is a nice resinous flavor that evokes hay fields, oranges, and pine trees. Basically this is a sharp, clean, nice example of an IPA.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze colored,translusent, with a small white head. Aroma is piney, slightly citrusy with a little malt sweetness. Flavor is moderately bitter. Thick, viscous body for the style(not nearly as viscous as a barley though). Finish is balanced for the style between sweetness and hops. Good IPA, without going over or near the top. Thanks Fly!
TChrome (1430) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours orange in color with a nice off white head that is nicely retained. There is light lacing with this brew. Aroma is strongly hoppy mostly in the form of pine. Flavor is deliciously hoppy, but as the other reviewers have already stated, there is a wonderful malt base that keep the hops from becoming overwhelming. Finally, a beer all Texans can step up and be really proud of. I just bought a six pack today, but I am headed back to pick up a case. This will be my new everyday drinker.
legion242 (2303) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As the zero people who have read all of my ratings knows, I despise IPAs. I think they are overdone and as other raters on this beer have noted, they are often nothing more hten a contest amongst the West Coast brewers to see who can "out-hop" the other. So, it pleases me to no end to say that I love this beer. It is restrained in all the right places and blossoms in all the others. Wonderful piney nose. Nice hop kick that is balanced PERFECTLY with the Maris Otter malt. Congrats to Brock on a real winner.