JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in Irvine, CA. Nice hoppy nose w/ a hoppy flavor but lacks a good finish. decent but not great
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in Irvine, CA. Nice cloudy copper color, good nose. Fairly well balanced and decent IPA, not the best but quite enjoyable.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color, high carb level. Lasting head. PNW hops, malty creamy mouthfeel. Perfume on the exhale and veggie style bitterness.
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Burlingame. Dry hops with a slightly sweet flavor. Typical west coast IPA.
Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eugene only..San Fran location not up to par
Sparkling amber with tan head. Tiny bead. Good citrus hop foretaste with long strong finish. A classic northwest IPA
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IPA smells good but it fails in the flavor department. Astringent taste, makes me cringe a little. I would not order another but it may be one of the best bets from this brewery.
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little on the light colored side for an IPA, but I have been noticing this trend with a lot of pale ales from the west coast, I guess from being from the east coast I’m used to seeing pale ales with a darker appearance, a little more on the copper/amber side, anyway, had that west coast characteristic hoppy flavor, nice dry bitter aftertaste, overall a pretty decent IPA
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My ratings make this beer sound worse than it really is. It was actually pretty easy to drink considering its bad qualities. You know those really bad beers that are impossible to drink- they suck. Anyways this beeer isn’t that bad.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral hops hit right away then fade fast. highly drinkable. on a side note the brewery’s french fries rocked!
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on handpump. Fisherman’s wharf San Francisco. Goregous hop flavor all the way through this beer. Attractive biscuity and bready maltiness, and a finish with that great real ale mouthfeel.