EddieG (168) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyable. Nice mix is sweet malt and hops. Piney with citrus and well blended subtle dryness. I really like when a brewer can balance hops and malt yet have the beer remaim dry. Sweetwater has pulled it off. Thanks CaptainCougar.
jgb9348 (4296) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper colour with strong orange highlights. Thick dense off-white head. Aroma of very strong citrus and floral hoppy notes. Medium-bodied; Hoppy taste actually fading quite quickly to reveal some peach taste. Fairly short-lasting, and actually less hoppy than I had imagined. Overall, a good IPA, but not one of my favourites. I got this twelve ounce bottle at Green's in Atlanta, Georgia.
NateDawg (12) - Arlington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was my favorite beer when I lived in Atlanta...especially on draught. Excellent lacing on the glass. Slighly cloudy. And the copious dose of cascade hop aroma hit your nose before you almost chewed on the soft malty body and hop flavors. Yum!!!
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange/brown color,lots of suspended yeast particules.Small white head that had a decent staying power.Malty,hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus and spice to it.The flavor is citrus and spicy with a nice grapefruit presence hops and light malt taste.The after taste is smooth and refreshing with a nice long citrus and hop bite with a mild bitterness to it.Very drinkable brew and i would definately recommend getting one if you can,it will be worth it.Thanks to Mr_Kimchee for sending this brew.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slight pine aroma with a flavor of flowers and peaches. Mild amber color with a lot of floaties. Hoppy flavor with a sweet finish, and again a peach-like flavor. Very nice and refreshing! Thanks to Jeremy for the local trade.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with a light cream colored head. Lots of yeast and what looks like proteins in suspension. Gin with a orange rind twist for aroma. Hops flavors dominate in a hit and run type fashion. Lightly piney, lightly citrusy and then they are gone and leave you with a fruity (peach and light apple) somewhat sweet caramel finish. I do like mid to late boil hops additions. While the bitterness from a long boil is needed the flavors are lost and can impinge on the malt. For as light as the malt is in this one it is not overpowered as if it was only an afterthought. Thanks CaptainCougar for the bonus.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2003 Amber pour with a white head. Hops/floral from the aroma. I'm the biggest fan of Stone IPA and this isn't it. But still, for an IPA it's OK. Hops/malt balance in the flavor. On tap at Summits Tavern with jgb9348.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber coloured beer with a small head. Floral-hoppy aroma. I think the floral-fruit-hoppy taste is too dominating. On the other hand I've always had "problems" with IPAs. I'm a sweet strong Belgian guy. Maybe I just need more practising.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange-amber. Fresh, floral aroma of citrus & pine. Surprisingly soft, creamy feel w/ a lingering stickiness. Clean hope flavour (grapefruit, pine, mint) w/ a lovely biscuity maltiness. Extremely well-balanced. Finish is long & bitter w/ a slight earthy character.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 23, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops a lot of them and I must add that they were of good quality. Slightly fruity and sweet if you want to look beyond hop. It looked like light black tea with white head. Creamy, medium body. Hoppy yes but nicely rounded and executed .Very nice.