haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 what a surprise, amazing IPA, complex taste of fruits (mainly pineapple and peaches), hops hops hops!!! citrus aftertaste hits you, and after the last sip, I was craving for more!!
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange-gold, slightly hazy. Hops aroma with hints of pineapple. Crisp pine hops flavor. Reasonable well balanced.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an attractive amber-orange hue with a generous white head; abundant lacing remained on the glass. The strong aroma was hoppy and very fruity, with perhaps the strongest note being a pineapple fragrance. Flavor was very full: a combinition of strong, bitter hops, fruity, citrus tones and a pleasant mild sweetness. Very complex and enjoyable flavor. Best Sweetwater I've tried.
biermonk (263) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 A hazy Amber color that is wonderful to look at...Nose is heavy with hops alluding to the dry hopped flavor of this IPA...Tart citrus tones that are followed a beautifully balanced finish...this is one of the better beers made in Georgia.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy, but wonderful, hoppy IPA. This is the way it should be done... medium body with a wonderfully hoppy aroma that smells just like it tastes!!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite good. Bright copper, creamy grayish head. Lots of suspended particles, huge floaties for a standard IPA. Nose packed with grapefruit. Tart, citric burst, lots of sharp grapefruit and orange. Malts are a bit toasty, provide a nice balance. Doesn't really have a depth to the maltiness, no real creaminess to lengthen it out but still very enjoyable.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sharp nose alluding to the dry-hopped aspect. Very clean hoppy flavor as well, but the malt is there providing some nice support. Nothing extraordinarily unique, but a very solid tasty IPA.
SpringsLicker (2936) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I get to drink all the Georgia beers side by side and think that this one is a little over rated. A very good IPA by itself but it is running in some fast company and it's a beer I would drink again, there are other available regionals that I prefer.
As a good IPA should there is a beautiful hop aroma, a nice thick head over a nice amber beer. Very smooth and well balanced but could use a little more body to suit me. A very good IPA that some will find to be their favorite GA IPA.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shimmering bronze color with creamy tan head with light lacing. Aroma is nicely hopped, subtle, but rich and caramely. The flavor is VERY well balanced, the rating here is well deserved. Delicious malts and hops blended into a body that isn't cloying not too bitter. Thanks JagerQueen
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent orange with a big creamy head and nice lacing. Citrus hops in the aroma. Some candy, maybe bubblegum. Underlying malts. Hops are present throughout the flavors. Again with the citrus and candy as well. Alcohol. Pretty smooth palate with a slight bitter, but more floral finish. Pretty nice IPA.