DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber body under a sloppy white head. Orange citrus and taffy in the aroma. The sweetness continues in the flavor, it makes up the malt base along with some caramel notes. Hop flavors are pine and pineapple, although the strong carbonation makes detecting them difficult. Resinous finish. This beer's subdued hops are fine by me, but I disliked the taffy sweetness - it didn't fit well in this style of beer.
Holdwine (1086) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great surprise. Ordered because it was the only micro offered, this puppy came through in spades. Yeastiness keeps a slight damper on zooming fresh hops. Malting is clear and strong. Fruitiness supreme with strong citrus and pineapple(?). A great IPA.
mjgdawg (13) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great orange/amber color. The initialy scent is inviting and complex with tqinges of pineapple and hops. Tastes great with full and detailed flavor of hops accented with various fruits. Good thirst quencher and great overall beer. Best IPA in my opinion.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma - hop freshness over to a big bodied fresh flavour. Lovely. More hops!!!
haukur (1344) - 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 (2233) - 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 (265) - 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.