JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very bitter IPA with excellent malt balance. Citrusy and delicious.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Re-Rate: Clear hop nose with citrus tones and an orange-amber color. Bright hop taste yet a full malt body that really supports and complements the bitterness well. Great balance and a great American IPA - love it!
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice red amber beer with a fruity and very hoppy taste and fullmouth aroma. Very refreshing beer.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
golden colored, fluffy white head, floral hoppy aroma
big bitter hoppy flavour but well balanced with a caramel malt sweetness.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
indian corn golden orange color, clear as dappled light through a mountain stream. a big bubbled head was wet and evanescent, but did a winning song and dance before the curtain came up on the aroma. from an adequate malt foundation, the hops soar: cedar and lumber-mill piney; if hops bloomed big as roses they’d smell like this. through it emerges a subtle warm radiance of a cognac-like apertif. but @ 22 oz., plenty of time to savor and wax poetic, uttering unctious blandishments to the noble drink.
mogo (38) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never been an IPA fan, so I can’t say I cared for the hoppy aroma much at all. Nevertheless, I found it very fresh and drinkable.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 re-rate 6/28/2004. On draft at Goat Hill. This is still an excellent example of an IPA, but now that I've had a few hundred beers since then
Excellent IPA. Great Aroma
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 This beer poured out a nice copperish gold color and formed a nice fairly white head, that when subsiding, left some nice lace. Aroma had elements of hops and some citrus. The taste had a substantial amount of hops and slightly bitter aspect to it, which is good in an IPA. Good beer
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2003 Rerate: Thinner than I orginally thought, more hops and less balance as well. Downgraded. Original: 6/17/02: Real Real good. More floral than 5th anniv. (I have yet to try DFH's or Victory's Hop Devil) and nearly as malty as this year's model (catch the ref, music fans?). Crisp and clean, not nearly as watery as even the same state wannabes. Very drinkable.
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light color as far as IPAs go. Initial hop blast is big. Once the taste buds adjust to the hops this is a great brew. Lots of hops with enough malt to make it work. Had at the Seattle Brewfest. I will look for this next year for sure.