bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy orange color with a long lasting beige head. Has a lively grapefruit nose. Had a dry hop flavor and could have used a little more aging.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a clouded reddish orange color and a large white head. Smell is of hops. Taste is lightly malted and finishes with a big hop bitterness. Overall a fine IPA.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange-amber. TALL foamy tan head. There was a fair amount of sediment at the bottle of my bottle, and several particles are now suspended in the body. Nice looking! Strong citrusy aroma. Lighter malt notes. The taste is very much like I remember the Big A IPA tasting, though itís been a while. Very citrusy hop taste along with some sweeter malt notes and even a hint of maple syrup. Very balanced, indeed! Not very bitter at all surprisingly enough and a nice crisp finish. Damn good beer!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a nice amount of fluffy white head. Aroma had a nice hop smell along with a slightly citrus nose. Taste was very crisp and citrusy. Very balanced and not too bitter at the end. Very smooth going down with a great hoppy taste.
fishonmyplane (275) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, hoppy aroma. The color is light orange with a decent white head resting on top. The flavor is pretty strong, consisting mostly of citrusy hops with just enough maltiness to balance them out a bit. Smuttynose continues to impress.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle April 04 Poured a hazy golden orange color with a fluffy dense white head and good retention.Citrusy hop aroma with grapefruit present and a hint of yeast as well. Body is medium with a sharp carbonation. Flavor is hoppy and bitter yet somewhat balanced. Overall a decent IPA.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfect looking IPA, translucent orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is dominated by lemon, grassy hops, must have a fair amount of cascades in it. Flavor isnít very bitter at all surprisingly sweet. Finish is mostly sweet. Well made. Thanks Dirty Mike!
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy orange, rich head. Intense grapefruity hop aroma. Dry with light, clean, sparkling mouthfeel. Hoppy, very bitter finish. Nothing but pleasant hop juice. A simple, but very good beer
1more4dessert (315) - Upstate, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the aroma was enticing, floral. Very light and hazy gold color. Plenty of good hops but needs some foundation to be a top speciman. Very good for warmer weather though.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange in color with a large white head. Huge citrus aroma, with hints of orange,pine and grapefruit.This is all hops from start to finish, excellent lingering hop charcater.