belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hop aroma, but not anywhere near over the top. Body is well balanced with a good hop flavor. I feel like something is missing from this one...pretty one dimensional.
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this side-by-side with the Sweetwater IPA in a tasting with TChrome and bu11zeye, and I thought this was the loser of the comparison. Dustier, less bouquet, notes of watermelon in the aroma. A flavor with more hop grassiness, tobacco. Typical palate and carbonation, not especially rich. Yellow, good retained head. Ho-hum.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Sampled side-by-side with Sweetwater IPA. Pours a lightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Has a grapefruit aroma that will pick you up and slap you around a little. Descent hoppy flavor with a bitter palate.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last 1/3 inch white head. Clean hoppy aroma, with a suprising sugar cookie accent to it. Gold body. Nice smooth hop bite, to me it seems like this IPA is underated. Good balance, and a solid IPA.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew has one hell of a great citrus hop aroma, but looking at the light golden color i knew it was going to lack a bit of maltiness. The taste is very one dimensional, just tons of hop with no support maltiness. Very clean and crisp with lots of hops the whole way through, but needed a bit more malt for my taste.
Terminus (3237) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-thanks to DrunkAsASkunk for giving me a bottle of this IPA-pours light orange with off white head around the glass edge. strong citrus aroma-pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, woody-kinda one dimensional if you ask me. flavros are mostly pineapple, orange and grapefruit citrus. Very astringent bitterness with no malt balance at all. a hop bomb. Slightly carboardy taste mainly due to the nature of this kind of IPA and a possibility of an old bottle. average ipa at best.
motelpogo (6692) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at toronado. a good wake up call after the flight from sydney. full pine aroma, lychee and a hint of mango, quite bitter and a little grapefrity in the finish
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden caramel, little head, bur good lace. Sweet, sweet hoppy aroma. Fairly thin on the palate and the taste simply doesn’t rock my boat. Weakest IPA I’ve had so far.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma comes across extremely unbalanced to my nose. It is all perfume, in the aroma and flavor. Overall too light and fruity, and the perfume is really making the whole beer come across unbalanced. A slight disappointment.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
California beers are great!!! I’m sure this one won’t disappoint. Terrific IPA. Awesome hops, good malts, clean citrus flavor that makes you want to drink beer. Wow, this is very very good. Don’t know what you’re having tonight but a rare few are having anything better than this. Again, a beer that I feel is seriously underrated. NoCal this is simply a gem. No need to hide this one anywhere. Great freaking beer!!!