daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the best APA I have tried. Copper colored with a small, lasting head. Strong pine hop aroma, Flavors are also hoppy with a solid backbone of malt, finishes abrupt and powerful. For anyone looking for a beer with raw power this one is for you.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Hoppier than Sierra Nevada with a fantastic grapefruit aroma. Some toasty malt flavors still make it to the tongue, but this is all about the hops.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
very citrusy, in the aroma, the flavor and the aftertaste. not very hoppy, yet tasty, although i have to say that i found the citrus a little overpowering and could have dealt with less of that.
Bearboy (5) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ahh, hops. Citrus, mostly grapefruit greets you as you raise the glass. Quite nice.
cckevin (38) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 In Bottle: Nice amber pour, good head with small bubbles fair retention. Hoppy nose, with rich malt aroma. Hops carry well in the taste, and the bittersweetness of the hops makes it taste like an IPA. Comparable to Sierra Nevada, but Sierra is still seems hoppier.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 I've had this in bottles and I've wondered what all the excitement was about. Had it on tap, and found out for myself. Very hoppy, I wouldn't call it a pale ale seems more like an IPA. Strangely enough 3 Floyds doesn't make what they call an IPA currently.
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine pale ale. Big taste. Citrusy - a grapefruit in every bottle - but a nice ripe one. Not too bitter for a hop-filled beer.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Draft:Complex malt aromas and flavor with just enough,juicy,hop aroma and flavor. Dark,cloudy,appearance for a pale ale. Taste is suprising for the aroma.Big time malts and appetizing bitterness are balanced.In my experiences, impossible to find a good six pack though.Tap rating would be higher probably.
Nate (3549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Great hoppy-sweet aroma. Caramel red in color - full foamy head but it didn’t last long because I think it was a dirty glass. Medium carb and medium body. Nice malty flavor, good bittering and overall melding of flavors. Crisp. Really a nice pale ale.
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
got via trade from hopsrus. awesome - truely an Imperial Pale Ale without being an India Pale Ale. Lot’s of malt, balanced with a healthy (not excessive) amount of hops, backed up with a bit of alchohol. little on the dry side. nice finish. An excellent ale.