sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Lord Gorlock for this one. Pours a amber/golden color with fairly active carbonation and a rocky, dense head. Aroma is wonderful, fruity hops and not much else. Flavor is very tasty, but lack balance. Of course, this is an American IPA, so what did I expect? Hop flavor is exceptional, and mouthfeel is smooth. Great lacing in glass. I’d definitely like to try more beers by this brewer.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
poured a light golden color with a thick whte with impressice retention. Flavor was mildly sweet with a good hoppy bite that was not to overpowering just right for the other flavors in the beer. I could detect a skight lemony presence in aroma and flavor. good ipa
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice light copper color. Very aromatic. Smells very hoppy with some sweetness. Power hop flavor. They did it with this IPA, very hoppy but so well balanced. Little alcohol kick at to give it a nice finish.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured bright orange with a thin short lasting head...smelled a little sweet with strong earthy undertones...a little malty and first on the tongue and then very very hoppy...finished crisp and warm...great IPA
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours light brown/orange with a fairly small, white head that almost completely disappears. Aroma is hops, slight alcohol, honey, and perhaps slight citrus. Flavor is immediately slightly malty sweet and very, very hoppy, with a tiny alcohol warmth on the way down; pronounced grassiness in the middle. Aftertaste is remarkably bitter, but pretty clean. Not as clean and crisp on the palate as I’d like, wth a slighty syrupiness to the beer. Is this a 4.1? Hell, no. Really good, IPA, though? Sure.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a honey hue w/nice hoppy aroma & flavor, an IPA worth trying. great bitter taste.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Good sized head, color like in the picture, kind of golden honey with some orange, great lacing, fully lasting head, crystal clear...beautiful, beautiful beer. Very aromatic...sweet, grapefruit, honey, sugar, floral; smells like a good IPA. Front is sweet and malt laden honey and sugar, middle is more balanced with hops and finish is definite hops, powerful hops, but the malts are fully lasting and some alcohol flavor comes in to balance out the hops...it’s fantastic. Bitter, fantastically bitter, but nearly balanced with a long lasting...balanced...finish, slightly sweet. Wow. Fullish medium body, some syrupy character, pleasant, lively carbonation. Good from start to finish and I’m having another.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle Big head, looks great, malt, hops, yeast...its all there in the nose, real nice medium bodied at best, nice drinker, bitter leafy finish. Well integrated IPA. Drank out of the St. Vrain.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
wow..., great ipa best ipa i’ve had. amber,/golden body, small to medium head. great hoppy ipa taste. awesome taste , awesome taste. just great all around. smooth just, awesome flavor, best ipa ive had. great aftertaste and finish.
Ramones79 (13) - perryville, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2004 I am thankful I can find this beer easily. It has an awesome citrus and floral aroma. The taste is quite bitter and easy to sip on. This stuff is addictive and I will continue to purchase this! RERATE : Had this again tonight oh yeah baby, better than I thought!