whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft, cream-colored head and clear copper body. Nose is of hop candy with some toasty butterscotch malts shining underneath. Hoppy pine and cheese flavor with a neutral malt presence. Not outstanding but definitely an enjoyable IPA.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice smooth IPA. I am starting to enjoy IPA’s a lot more now. This was a very refreshing beer that had a nice fruity hoppy taste to it. Had a pleasant aroma as well. Overall this was a nicely brewed IPA.
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very good fruity tasting beer if that is what you are looking for. It was light with a sweet taste. Personally I would like something with more substance.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with shadey, thanks Shane!) The unassuming label makes you think you’re just getting a basic IPA, but this is anything but! Big, balanced and exploding with flavor, this is an IPA with a robust and lightly toasty maltiness, lots of orange citrus and a moderately bitter hoppiness. Medium bodied, but with a wonderful, dense mouthfeel. Aromatic nose that is quite malty and balanced by a bright hoppiness. Dark amber color and fully cloudy in appearance, which masks the multitude of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Creamy off-white head has solid retention and plenty of ringed lacing. An all-around excellent IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of floral and piney hops and mildly fruity. Nice piney hop flavor that leaves a l very ong bitter finish. A little light on the malt but decent balance and nice to drink.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty average IPA, not terribly inspiring. Nice hop character, fairly well balanced and smooth. not my favorite ipa
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours dark amber, small frothy white head, very attractive lacing, with very soft carbonation.   Fresh hop & pine on the nose.   Slight grapefruit as well.   Wow, the piney/hoppy aroma doesnt translate to any real strong bitterness whatsoever.   What I have is a smooth drinking, lightly hopped IPA, with a subtle malt backbone.   Very clean, and quite tasty.   WOW, nice hoppy flavor without ANY harsh bitterness.   Great Body, good mouthfeel.   Finishes with a subtle hop bite, lingering bitterness in a nice malty background.   Quite good this was!   Thanks goes out to jah noth for the trade!
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, no head. Flowery, piney hop aroma. Woodsy, smoky hops, with a touch of honey, as well. Earthy, messy finish. Very nice beer. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sometimes you get so used to everything being double or over the top, you get surprised by how good an everyday beer can be. I dont want to make this sound like a standard beer though.
The hop aromas immediately hit the senses. One thing I really enjoy is when a beer with a wonderful nose matches in taste and this one comes through with flying colors. Very piney hoppy sensation, nice malt balance.
Solid beer. I put this in front of my SNPA for drinkability in an IPA.
obxdude10 (2111) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good IPA, amber color, a bit hazy appearance, decent off-white head that laced around the glass nicely, very hoppy nose with some notes of pine & sweet malt, great malt backbone in the body, very well-balanced, hoppy flavors with notes of pine, biscuit & yeast, smooth & very drinkable, both a hoppy & malty finish with a dry & resiny aftertaste