DarkElf (3051) - 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 (1037) - Petaluma, 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 (5716) - 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.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color,small white head that faded quickly.Citrus malty aroma with a nice sweet and mild bitter and decent hop presence.Nice malt upfront then a decent change to hops citrus grapefruit and a slight pine forest taste.The finish is light with a nice after taste of semi-sweet citrus and hops.Another very nice brew from these guys and well worth getting if you can.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm. Rather average all around. Again, I tried Speakeasy's Prohibition Ale and was quite fond of it. The other two offerings of theirs I've found simply okay.
Pours a pure golden, almost a pilsner look to it as it's crystal clerr and has bubbles floating to the top. Decent head and great lacing, though.
Smells like a typical IPA.
Tastes average; like a typical IPA. Nothing special.
Mouthfeel and drinkability are decent: nothing wrong with either.
Bottom line: A decent IPA with a great label.
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Fruity (mangoes, tangerines), citrus, hop aroma. West coast hop IPA taste. Clean and bitter hop taste. I wish it was just alitle sweeter.