Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Pours looking like a lager, golden orange/yellow. Tastes Like a light pale ale.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, drunk while watching Tarkovsky at a bland suburban Chicago location. How many peple within a mile of us were drinking Old Style while watching Adam Sandler? Sometimes, its good to be a snob. Creamy medium head, light straw color, intense aromas of butterscotch, apples, cherries and hops, don't forget the hops. Amazingly creamy throughout, a tad just a tad on the thin side at the finish, nice bittersweet balance, nicely acidic, wonderful. And the Tarkovsky (the Westvleteren of directors) was great also.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden to orangey color, with fairly little head and low to moderate carbonation. Hops dominate the aroma. Taste is a little thin and definitely dominated by hops. Very citrusy flavor. Good, but nothing special.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2004 Bottle. Dark orange color with thin white head. Nice lacing. Very hoppy and floral aroma. Not as much malt as I'd like.
PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit in nose, very light bodied, finishes dry. Not of one of my favorite IPA's. Need's more mouthfeel.
raymow (767) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks, smells, and tastes like an IPA. Nice color with a thin white head and thick lacing. Extremely hopped which starts out good but ends a bit too dry.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enticing IPA aroma that I love so much, nice white head, kind of thin golden color, piney flavor, pretty well hopped, mildly fruity, good amount of carbonation but kind of a weak mouthfeel. Who the hell thinks up these names? I mean seriously.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange out of the bottle with a thin white head and a sweet orange/pine tree nose. My initial reaction was orange flavored Jolly Ranchers. Medium bodied with an orange rind and pine resin finish. Very good with my pizza.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sticky wet skunky aroma with a bit of spice. very nice aroma. golden color, a few bubbles. light, piney and citric. hops blend cleanly iwth the sharp malt, lighter body, very nice.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is clear dark yellow.
Aroma lightly malty (cookie),
moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, resin).
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.