AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Golden color, very light for this style. This beer has a huge fresh hoppy aroma that hits the nose the second the bottle is cracked. But don't get too anxious, the flavor is fairly bland and fizzy. You can taste the hops, but there's no bitterness or anything else really. The body is is quite lacking, way too light for an IPA. This beer is not what I would consider an IPA, maybe a bitter instead. Imagine taking a bottle of club soda, putting a couple of hop cones in and shaking it up... that's what this beer tastes like.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - FEB 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. brown longneck bottle. No freshness date seen or noticed. Poured out very pale, only a shade or two darker than Budweiser.
Thin, fast fading, white head came and went before I took my first sip. Aromas are of Cascade hops, with their classic grapefruit and resinous, piney aromas. Peppery yeast bite in the aroma as well as the taste. No malt aromas. The malts struggle to keep up with the hops in this beer from the word go. Over-hopped and unbalanced taste, at least to me. The hops simply overwhelm any chance the malts ever had. Good thing I only bought a 6-pack of it.
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice IPA with piney/citrus orchard aroma and taste. Light copper color with classic fluffy white head.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Standard IPA is dominated by a fairly bitter hops; Tart, lemony flavor lacks any significant maltiness; The beer is a little thin and watery, especially in the finish; Light golden color and very slightly cloudy; Sweet, floral, orange-citrus nose is fantastic; Creamy, white head is small but the excellent retention is aided by considerable carbonation bubbles, and lacing is also excellent
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells like a nice and toasty ipa is coming :o)
excellent. simple and subtle ipa. nothing offensive at
all, nothing over-the-top... it's like the prohibition,
but without the caramel malts. juicy lemon-tart
bitterness lends itself to a dry, clean, and easy drink. not much depth as the prohibition, but good in any case. also, this reminds me of founders centennial ipa. i prefer the centennial.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/31/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, bought at Liquorama in Upland, CA 1/30/04. Pours a crystal-clear, light honey-golden color with fluffy, rocky white head that lingers moderately with decent, sandy lacing. Pretty nice looking, but a little bit thin. Hard to knock it that bad though, because it's a purty little IPA. Aroma is pretty decent too-floral hops and a bit of citrus, some pepper but not much richness or depth. Flavor is, as I'd feared, a little too simple-- pointed, sharp hops with a medium-thin mouthfeel, a little watery but pretty silky. Finish is quick and easy, falling off just a little bit longer than a macro lager. Clean, I guess, but not savory enough for me, not even for an IPA. It tastes a little watered-down. Decent, but I'll take the Prohibition Ale any day.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe this just doesn't travel well, but I wasn't real impressed with this beer. At first I thought it was some sort of novelty beer, but I guess these guys are a bonefide brewery. Bitter, little aroma, and not much else for me.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mildy cloudy, dark golden body and a fluffy head. A bit of a citrus aroma - very refreshing flavor. Dry and hoppy, like a good IPA should be. No sweetness and not too heavy. Full mouthfeel and great, almost draught-like carbonation. A pleasant bitter finish. Toasty.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA poured a cloudy amber color with a small head that quickly disappeared.Has nice carbonation though.Well all this is my first IPA rating,all I taste is hopps and malt,and lots of it.It was overpowering at first,but halfway through,I couldnt put it down.It has a nice flavor to it(although a bit watery)
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden pour, pillowy head - candy and hops in the aroma - flavor is...umm..where's the flavor? and hops, where are my hops? - there is nothing in the initial flavor to distinguish this from bud - however, the finish is where all the good stuff happens - out of nowhere, hops and malts begin dancing around on the tongue in relatively abundant amounts - quite tasty at this point, urging you to take another sip, but when you do, there's that watery bud taste again - it's like the beer is constantly setting you up for something that it can't completely deliver - I don't know if I like that.