ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burlingame. Fruity aroma. Hops really not detectable in the nose. Creamy, off-white head. A little faint visible carbonation. Good lace. Nice peppery body. Discernably hoppier than the Pale ale. Very similar to the White Dog PA, but just hoppier. I also had the cask version but my taste buds were too burnt out to rate it. It was smoother, creamier and good, though I preferred the standard.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on cask in burlingame. amber yellow color. not only floral nose but also floral flavor! unique IPA, not just your std CA IPA - hops are there but not too much.
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at steelhead. pale amber, full grapefruit and orange mango cordial aroma. quite full with some orange rind and a nice bitter finish
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Steelhead. Loved this stuff, Once again really well, made, textbook IPA. Massive sweet lychee flavour. Pine and grapefruit, as is alwasy the case with USIPA’s. Little creatures pale ale kept coming to mind while having this, real tasty stuff.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a nice hoppy taste with a citrus flavor. Moderately bitter. I like this beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma was slightly hoppy with a citrus edge. Taste was sweet at first then the hops brought on a bitter end with hints of orange peel.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
moderately hoppy aroma, clear golden color, very nice rich malty and hoppy taste. Moderate to high bitterness
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Irvine, CA location. Cloudy gold with a full white big head and lacing throughout. Fresh hop floral aroma with a hint of maltiness. The flavor isn't as good as the aroma, which left me a little dissapointed. Light bitter hop finish also isn't as dry as I prefer, but still an above average IPA.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tight white frothy head, golden straw body;crystal clear. cool sheety lace. dry, pale, spicy and resinous. citrus tones and floral quality. some breadiness or biscuts. Very dry, well hopped. crackery malt profile. pretty standard fare, but well balanced for a west coast IPA
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft in Burlingame, CA. Some hops and decently balanced. I agree with jcalabre, definitely lacks a good finish.