beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow the yanks do know how to make beer!!! Sweet hoppy aroma with hints of spearmint bubble gum. Nice orange colour with fluffy white head. Big hoppy flavour. I would compare this to Mac Copperhop in NZ.
A couple of these and you would need a cab to get home. Thanks secret santa.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If I ever get a kegerator, this will be the beer of choice in it. The only drawback is that you can only have a couple pints before you're obliterated. Big hops, big alchohol, aroma to die for. Who would've thought the best IPA would come out of Indiana?
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper colored good head and lacing. Aroma is huge - grapefruit, pine. Flavor is strongly citrus and bitter with caramel mallts peeking through. Mouthfeel is full and satisfying. This is what an IPA should taste like.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Okay, first off, I am super thrilled that I got my hands on this one. Darke golden with a thin white buvvly white head. The nose is syrupy hoppy and rustic or copperish. The taste is initially hops and crisp citrusy potent flavor. This hangs around and malts weave in and out. The mouth is full and rewarding.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Pours orange with a medium head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. As for hops, you get a great flavor followed by a heavy bitterness which is balanced by a thick sweetness.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 (Bottle) Pour an orangish amber color with medium-sized white head. Great aroma! Had a smooth hoppy flavor that was absolutely delicious.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Man, I just love these I2PAs. I would have to do a blind test to see if I like this more than 90 min. Deep orange amber pour with a nice frothy off white head. Aroma is big hops, evergreen and citrus. Huge hop flavors but not overly bitter. Perfect balance, nice malt backbone. Excelent slightly sweet finish that lasts and lasts.
swtchcrook (3) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2004 does not count
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
An ale that is heavy in aroma and taste, but the hop character is decidedly sweet instead of bitter. If Stone IPA or Ruination is your first choice, stay away.
boto (1937) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. Bomber Bottle: My first one from the Floyds. The beer pours a slightly orangish-amber color. It is a bit hazy. There was some head to it, with a bit of lacing. The aroma is killer: Hops, hops, hops. You could even get a good whiff of them just from the open bottle. Some pine and grapefruit notes to the aroma. The taste is ful of hops, but the balance is superb: they don't overwhelm you like Stone can. There is even a hint of sweetness to the beer. Thanks to Bert (aka slob) for the great trade.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 A little disappointed with this one. The aroma is great, caramel, pine, and sugar. The flavor is more of the same, but a little too sweet on the palate.