jaymobrown (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Untouchable indeed. Clear color. Smells like soap, weeds, and bitter orange peels. Tastes like Lemon Pledge. Artifical and sticky.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yelloey/gold with a soapy nose. Some orange zest and cherry notes. Only a slight malt showing it's sweetness. Finish is flowery and soapy.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep gold color with a tinge on amber, medium light tan head and thin lacing. Flavor has typical floral hops, with a touch of malt.
3fourths (8980) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber hue, small head. Nice rich sweet hop aroma of grapes and grapefruit. Flavor is more like a pale ale while the aroma is a fantastic hop carnival like a top-notch IPA. Stale hop taste towards the end and a typical subdued finish could not back up the aroma.
jonas (6504) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus, flower and yeast aromas.
Nice amber color, low head.
Fruity (citrus) and dry with some pineneedle., medium bodied. Aftertaste is rather mellow.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
High marks for bottle design (no place to score that but possibly worth noting). Nice amber appearance, piney-citrus hops aroma. Someone may have mixed up the recipe with an IPA cuz this really smells and tastes like one; which means it doesn't work very well as an APA. As an IPA, it's mediocre. It's drinkable but I think it needs some rework.
JPDIPSO (5373) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color with a taller light beige head. Orange zest with a hint of light toffee. Initial fresh hops flavor followed by, well... more hops flavors. Somewhat sweet and floral. A real thin bitterness in the finish. Not untouchable, but not alot to embrace.
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A medium golden color with an off-white head. The aroma is strong with a touch of fruit. A bitter, dry, hoppy flavor. The malts are not balanced.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy light orange color. Citrusy, tropical fruit aroma. Fruity bitterness in the body, onesided and uninteresting.
Oakes (14834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangey amber; foresty, earthy, hop-dominated aroma. Chewy crystal malt, slight lemon rind...quite bitter and vaguely medicinal.