ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft @ the brewpub. Cask Conditioned. Darker in color with a white head. BIG Amarillo hop aroma. Very good bitterness with a great malt backbone. An outstanding IPA IMO. I don’t know if this is the same IPA as the one most people have rated here. If it is, it sounds like they may have changed the recipe some.
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Draft. Medium golden beer with little head. Fruity hop aroma. Citrus and pine resin flavors with some grassiness and malt backing. It’s not going to displease IPA drinkers, but it doesn’t stand out.
Batches can be a bit variable, but bumped it a little as later batches are tasting much better.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 somewhat lite and floral . very sudued malt expressions with hop resins but not very bitter. all late edition hop notes.
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cascade studded India Pale Ale on tap Schooners Anitoch. Strikingly similar to SNCA. Although a bit watery pallate left somemore to be desired, that may have to do with it being served out of the tap. Very drinkable brew.
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bistro IPA Festival. A light golden color. A light champagne aroma with an easy going IPA. Not assertive or as malty as I would like with a mild pine element.
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is very floral and slightly fruity. A light to medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and slightly nutty and a touch sweet. Hops are kind of mild, and a touch citrusy. Tastes more like a pale ale than an IPA. Crisp and clean. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color IPA with a moderate hoppy taste. Not overpowering like some, but nicely balanced.