DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful aroma--tons of pine with hints of citrus. Smells very yummy. Pour is a transparent copper with a quicky dissipating fine white head. Creamy hoppy, bitter, butterish tasting. Hints of citrus in there as well. Very 1 dimensional, but good. An upper-level IPA. (Southern Tier--must re-rate, Hopdevil, and SMuttynose come to mind)
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Juicy, sweet hops. This is really the standard for IPAs in my book. The hop/malt ratio is balanced so delicately that the bite is rounded out beautifully by a spicy, sweetness. If I could have an every day beer on tap this would be it!
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2004 Pours a light amber, filtered, with a bubbly off-white head. Flowery, citrusy aroma. Slightly bitter, tastes of citrus...almost grapefruity...and flowers. Very dry and crisp. Overall, delicious.
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a new IPA, sporting a gargoyle emblem. A transparent bottle that really shows big bubbles in there. A bit dry aftertaste a surprise but otherwise a nice drink. Can be session starter or go with food. Hops and citrus. However bitterness.
Imbockinsxtx (80) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - APR 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2004 Nice Rocky Head. Amber in Colour. The Flavour is of Hops in the IPA tradition. The Head dissipates slowly.WOW! This packs a Hop Wallop. The Alcohol is present as the flavours of Malt, Caramel, Grapefruit and Tangerine Prevail. This is one Creamy Concoction with Hops in Abundance. Prepare yourself to enjoy this brew with great Vigor. Salud!
Tycho (13) - USA - APR 23, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 Very hoppy, with citric overtones. The bitterness is prevalent but well balanced.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark gold, with a nice white head and great lacing. I swear I saw the Taj Mahal in my lace! Very hoppy aroma, with some citrus. Tastes very hoppy, with a dry, bitter hoppiness. Finishes very smooth and complex, with a creamy, hoppy, great mouthfeel. A delicious IPA, and worth seeking out. One of the best, as usual, from Stone.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boy this smooth. Its hoppy but the finish is rather abrupt. Mouthfeel is excellent. A little on the floral side which is a negative to me. Nice malt understones. This went down way too fast for a 6.9%er.
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 Golden yellow. White head. Lots of hops. Aroma and flavor are dominated by them, of course. Very good IPA. Gotta get it fresh.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 An outstanding IPA. Very smooth with well blended flavors. Pours an enticing golden color, with a small white head. If you want to introduce someone to IPAs, this is the choice. Does not have as strong of a citrus aroma and bitterness as most IPAs. Also, the bitterness does not kick you in the back of the throat like some IPAs (not that that that is a bad thing, but it’s tough for a person new to IPAs to get used to). The bitterness kind of builds slowly to a crescendo, and then slowly fades. Great beer.