Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2004 Slightly hazy amber with a very thick diminishing white head. A mostly citrus hop aroma with hints of pine and spice. Medium palate with a decent amount of carbonation. Flavor explodes with grapefruit and pine, then finishes with hop bitterness, spice and malt. A great IPA, very tasty.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Another great IPA Doesen't lack in any area, although i prefer more citrusy hop character and this was more on the piney side.
I 'm not complaining here, it's a tasty ale for sure.
Kinz (3257) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber brown with a hint of orange, decent head. Aroma of pine resin, grapefruit, biscuits. Flavor follows the aroma, very well balanced. Grapefruit becomes more pronounced at the end. Nicely crafted.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 smells fruity and malty. starts sweet, with a hefty super hoppy bitterness. very piney as well. this has become my session beer.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I especially like this year's batch. A nice hop twang this year, yet still well balanced. But, this is simply a great IPA in a world of quite a few great IPA's. I wish it would just be one of their regular beers so I could buy it all year.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice beer. Pleasantly hoppy, with some fruitiness. Good mouth feel, and well balanced. Another brew well done by the folks at Sierra Nevada.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautifully made beer. Begins fruity and light hoppy and ends with strong hops. Has less of a spicy flavor than many of the other IPAs i've had.
fishonmyplane (414) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Nice orangish/amber color with a creamy white head. The aroma is of floral hops, very assertive. There is some maltiness in the palate, which adds some body to the beer, but the focus is of course on the west coast hops. Extremely well-done. And 6.8% ABV to boot.. this is one of my favorite IPA’s.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown color, decent size cream colored head. Fruity hop aroma with a bit of malt. Plenty o'hops, medium bodied. Enjoyable.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, hoppy aroma with some malts in the background. Clear orange/brown body with a medium foamy head. Well balanced medium bodied. Spicy hop flavors with plenty of bitterness.