Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA pours with an amber-orange body topped by a thick off-white, lasting head with a good amount of lacing. The hoppy aroma is slightly sweet yet very bitter with nice grapefruit and pine notes, as well as, a touch of apricot. The flavor is bitter and hoppy with lots of pine, a little grapefruit and a touch of sweetness. Medium to full bodied, smooth and dry.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 A nice, burnished copper color. Sweet, floral, cirtusy aroma with definite tropical notes (apricots, melon). Good balance with a bubblegummy (not like a hefe, more like sweet chewing gum) overall flavor. Good depth of flavor, great acidity while retaining residual mouthfeel. Nice ale yeast fruit. Water must be hard there or was hardened. Bitterness is quinine-like (dry).
JCW (1276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Well made IPA, thanks Eyedrinkale! Made with the C hops. Amber or honey colored, with a moderate white head. Aroma of lemon and grass. Flavor is full of bitterness with a well crafted malt under belly. Tangy finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Light malt aroma with a decent grapefruit and hop presence and maybe a bit of pine as well.Kind of a thin feel but a decent hop taste and some grapefruit notes along with a mild semi biiter sweet taste coming through.very decent brew and well worth having a few more for later just due to the ease of drinkability.Thanks go to Shadey for sending another fine brew my way.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy (grapefruit) and also caramelly - dark in color, delicious, well-made. Quite aromatic, great mouthfeel - ho hum, another finely made IPA...
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brewtopia’04. Dark IPA. Aromas of pit fruits, some pine...maybe I’m corrupted by FFF? Grapefruit and orange flavors, nice and hoppy. There might be some malt subtlty at the finish, but it’s unclear and abruptly hoppy. OK IPA.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet hoppy taste with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Deep amber coloration, a very nice hoppy beer, helped me clear up a cold! Thanks to EyeDrinkAle!
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden red body. smells hoppy no overpowering scents. initally very hoppy and tastefull. then taste changed to bitter.
shadey (1976) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 The pour was a golden orange with a thick fluffy white head. No lacing. The aroma was all hops. The flavor was hops like an IPA should be. I haven’t had a bad beer yet from Southern Tier.
RERATE: Bright color orange with a creamy thin white head. Nicely balanced aroma that has a great malt and hops mix. Nicely balanced all around. 7/4/8/4/17
RERATE: Clear amber orange with a thin white head. Very nice floral hop aroma. Big hop flavor with plenty of floral character. Very clean finish, not resiny. Crisp and refreshing.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good IPA. Light amber/orange appearance with a creamy white head. Aroma wasn’t too bold. Fruity, hops. Flavor was very akward at first. Tasted a lot like pine needles. Towards the end great hops, citrus flavor. Sorta changed half way through. Recommend to others.