sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice white head,good laceing.Clear light copper color.Fruity nose.Medium bodied.Spicey hop flavor with some malt in the dry finish.Well balanced.More of an APA,to me, or an IPA for the masses.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber topped by a big, rocky, off-white head. Nice pine/grapefruit aroma balanced by decent peachy sweetness and yeasty/spiciness. Taste is hops -- pine/floral/grapefruit, decent malt backbone, medium sweet (there's that hint of peach again), finishing resiny pine (gives a great belch). Very drinakble -- I gulped this one up in no time flat.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the best of bunch I have tried, a definite US IPA with enough hops for most people
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, flavorful IPA. Grapefruits dominate the flavor, with mnay types of hops. Aroma of flowers and citrus. Nice, lasting head on a dark golden body.
notalush (4581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to brewbandit for this one. This has a floral hop aroma, a dirty-blonde body and a nice lacing. The flavor isn't as hoppy as I would like, but there is a nice malt backbone, a mild sweetness, and a slighty, woody character to it. Dry, citrus finish. This is quite enjoyable.
Dogbrick (7074) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to T.A.R. for this solid IPA. I think it is every bit as good as Fuller's and Stone's version, but not on the scale of Buckeye '76 or Ruination. Light and hazy amber color with a medium bone white head. Resonant hops aroma with some citrus. Flavor is nicely sharp and crisp, consisting of floral hops, pine and citrus. Finish is rather dry with a nice bite. Not as intense as the great IPAs out there but it is good enough.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 Dusty orange body, moderate sediment/floaties. Head is medium-sized, off-white, and barely lasting. Steady carbonation throughout the glass. Hoppy aroma in the form of citrus, mostly fresh orange, not much lemon, and not piney like I'm sort of used to finding in an American IPA. Suprisingly soft mouthfeel. The pale/crystal malts definitely make an appearance before the sharp wave of hoppy bitterness rides in. The aftertaste lingers dry and long, which is terrific. Definitely worthy of praise.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just about the right body for an IPA, but I think it's missing some depth. Aroma, despite dry hopping, did not jump out of the bottle like one would expect. Not well balanced, too bitter, but ok.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good floral aroma and typical NWestern hops. Backbone is very clean and moderate in strength--nothing spectacular but enjoyable. Overall a good beer.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orange beer with a massive white head. Very strong aroma of citric hops. Grapefruit and apricots galore. Firm bitterness with a nice underlying malt backbone. Clean, crisp finish. Medium body. An excellent American IPA. Thanks to hopsrus for the trade.