Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head with great lacing. Very clear and surprisingly light in color. Good hop nose. Strong rich hops flavor with plenty of bitterness. Looking for more richness in grain and other flavors. Good palate and nice lingering finish
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2003 re-rate dried mango/apricot-fruit roll-up aroma, bitter hop punch in the face, followed by more hoppiess throughout, fruitiness lingers around in the background, malts are pretty well hidden behind the hops...bitter finish with unsweet mango..Needs more malt backing ..tad peppery at the very end into the aftertaste..fruity yet not sweet enough..
jaymobrown (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big bold hop filled IPA, but still enjoyable. Compared to many of the super-hop beers this probably won’t be up there, but still well balanced. Bitter with a taste of white pepper.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 A transluminate brownish yellow collor. Nice mix of hops and malt. Bitter finish - just what I hope for in an IPA. A really good beer! Thanks herbjones!
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was really looking forward to this beer on my Bay Area tour but was somewhat disappointed. Unbalanced with huge bitterness. Tastes like stale vegetables. Needs more malt and a crisper, cleaner flavor IMO.
sarie99 (50) - San Francisco, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Super bitter, not balanced. Got a green vegetable flavor. Didn’t enjoy it much.
igneous1 (1513) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pale golden/yellow color with a frothy white head fading into a nice lens leaving behind nice lacing. aroma is characteristically citrusy, but with an excellent malt balance. flavor is nicely bitter, and pretty acidic. long lasting bitter finish to this one...excellent IPA. thanks to mwsf for this one!
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark yellow, average head. Huge grapefruity hop aroma. Very clean maltiness leading to a bitter, hop dominted finish. Nice hop flavour, but with very bold, clean mouthfeel and lacking in depth of the malt character.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong Northwest hop aroma.Interesting grapefruit flavor.Dry bitter aftertaste.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice ale from Speakeasy. Nice
floral aroma. Nice thick head with heavy
lacing. Large hop flavor, just right in my opinion.
Not too bitter like some others. Really, really good.