BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 Had to re-rate. As Iíve had much more ipaís recently and have had the opportunity to learn, this is much better than initially tasted.
Freshness is what comes off this brew. Citrus and pine esthers take me away to another place. Easy-drinking balanced ale with ample body along with the hop presence. Very dry finish with the requisite bitter finish. Not over-done as I believe Ruination to be. But hey, I may just have to re-rate that one, too.
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange and pine hop nose. Good clarity in orange golden body with dense and lasting white head.Very nice lacing. Bitterness though noticable does not seem overpowering. Sweet malts shine through to balance nicely. Orange and spicy pine-like flavours in the crisp, dry finish. Body is medium. Alcohol not at all apparent. Very tasty. Bottle. Thanks Dorwart.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA from an awesome brewery! Nice orange color with the same flavor nose. Wonderful hop aroma and full taste. Kind of a fleeting finish compared to many IPAís, but still leaves you wanting more. Very good IPA
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The grim, growling gargoyle glares at you from the label, both offering protection from all things bland and dire, and also daring those not ready to indulge in a torrent of flavor to begone, and be untroubled by these blissful beers.
Appearance: a perfect, peachy hue, and a good, frothy white head.
Nose: somethiní else! A panoply of fruit, a citric cornucopia! Peaches and apricot, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, berries, and more, all in one little aroma!
Alert and lively, zesty, generous, and gorgeous!
Taste: superb! Fantastic flavor, yet none too bitter. A huge blast of hops jumps on the tongue, but not so severely. A firm body, also, excellent balance and malt backbone.
More of a piney feel comes through as we drink, but itís a minor note among so many others. Finish is medium, but tasty and satisfactory.
This is an IPA the way they are supposed to be!
If these excellent ales were available in my area, you can be sure that my fridge would be stocked well with these! Tasty, and drinkable, and rewarding!
michelleduh (1) - Lake Elsinore, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
GOOD BEER--- BUUUUUURP . Thank You sir may I have another and another and another.... has a little kick and a lot of taste. one of my personal faves....
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Clear golden brew with not much head.A fantastic nose.Like some one just smashed a fresh Florida Grapefruit in your face.That hoppy scent is so hard not to love.Wowie Zowie ( old Frank Zappa song ) that lovely bitterness from the hops is enough to stop your heart !!! Then a nice floral finish makes this a dynamite IPA.
xxxcrj (3) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yes, itís hoppy. Had it on tap and from bottle. Both were very enjoyable. Itís better on the colder side.
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. Hop Heads Unite! Amazing brewery. These beers stand out. IPA is addictive with an amazing amount of hops and bitterness.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one poured with a very hoppy, citrusy scent and a dark orange-brown hue. Lawdy, this beer does have a chewy, hoppy taste that embraces the tongue! This is a GOOD beer!
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 I just had to rerate this one, as it as vastly improved this year. This IPA has a super hoppy taste that is refreshing, tastes like a fresh spring day! Great finish of more hops, and very fragrant. This is a classic!!