apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden yellow body. Medium head that fades fast. Strange essence to the aroma - very powerful hops, and something more, but I just canít put my finger on it. Some kind of mineral or maybe this is what notalush calls "toasty". Lemony and citrusy, and itís incredibly tart. Great, bitter finish. Somehow both dry and semi-sweet. Good!
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[growler] Cloudy burnt-orange appearance with a slight head but nice, foamy lacing - the aroma is sensational - a wonderful mix of floral hops, sweet, candy-like malts, and a crisp spice - the flavor is quite toasty and biscuity, with a chewy mouthfeel, but yet it still manages to be crisp, spicy and quite hoppy - finishes with some caramel, some roastiness (almost a burnt flavor) and, eventually, a clean, tangy grapefruit flavor - this has a "from-the-cask" sort of quality to it that is hard to get without the cask (much like 60 minute IPA) - a great IPA, though I fear the West Coast IPA fans wouldn’t think it hoppy enough.
rajendra82 (949) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden orange appearance with a two finger tall creamy rich head is dead on for an IPA. The head is constantly replenished by lively carbonation in the beer, and leaves a ton of lace around the sides of the glass. The aroma is mostly hops, and is brimming with a citric and piney bouquet. There is also an undertone of maltyness on the nose. The taste is very crisp with the grapefruit like and peppery hops complimented very well by toasty pale and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is medium thick and juicy with a dry finish. A great representation of the IPA style.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 (Bottle) Amber with a small white head. Piney hop aroma. Lemons and pineapples in flavour. Clean and smooth mouthfeel. Very hopbitter, grapefruity finish.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent IPA. Big and hoppy with pine, freshly mown grass and citrus aromas. Cloudy golden color with good head retention. Outstanding.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled in March/04) The nose is soft, but dominated by hops. This beer exhibits a dense rocky head that is long lasting. As for the beers color it is chill haze orange. The palate is medium in body with a stiff earthy bitterness. When the beer warms up the malt starts to come out and play. Lots of fruit underneath the hops and malt. Overall, a very solid and well built American India Pale Ale.
bu11zeye (11940) - 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 (5220) - 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.