BBB63 (5945) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper hues with large frothy white head and excellent lacing. The aroma hints of piney and aromatic hops, grapefruit, apple, lemon, toasted malts, and touch of caramel. The taste is bitter but not as aggressive I would have figured, good balance with malts. Bittering and slightly earthy on the finish. The mouthfeel is crisp and provides a bite upon the finish. Another impressive brew from the brewery. A must try if in upper New York.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper with a thick puffy, well-lacnig off-white head. Richly hopped and sweet caramel malty aroma. Good hop presence throughout well balanced with a rich caramel toffee sweetness. Finishes crisp and bittersweet, almost candy-like, a very nice IPA. Thanks frielock!
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good IPA, cloudy amber color with a strong hops bite. Nice brew to have around the house.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big spicy and grassy hop aroma. Poured a copper color, cream colored head, nice lace. Flavor was malty up front with a fair amount of hops behind. Medium body. Well done.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 Fruity and floral aroma. Fresh hoppy taste with hints of grapefruit. Well done.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Clear amber copper ale with medium , creamy top.
Nose: Rich , pleasant blend of sweet syrupy malt with alpha fruity hops. Citric hop compote. 8-
Flavor/Palate : Full bodied. Woody , leafy hop character is well defined. Oily malt character works well with slight alcohol burn at finish.Black tea bitters at end spectrum. Bigger and bolder than numbers suggested. (6% of alcohol in Ontario). You might consider it quiet balanced for style. F-7+
KURTO99 (18) - wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good IPA. Nicely hopped, and very tasty. Ranks up there with the best.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 Freshly minty, cilantro-y herbal hop nose with some wood. Earthy crystal malts with brown sugar - solid body. Long, woody, slightly citric hop notes. Off-dry finish.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thin head. really nice pine, lemon and hops in the nose. Reddish gold body. This is better when it is on tap, but still good out of a bottle.
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Thin, white head and a reddish body. Strong nose of grapefruit hops. Slightly bitter grapefruit taste with a dry, bitter hoppy finish. Excellent flavour but would only enjoy a sample size glass - a full pint is exhausting!