JCW (1273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I've had this before, and now I glad to have it again. Pours translucent and orangish yellow with a small white head. Aroma of hops, pine, citrus and dry grass. Full bodied and with enough sweetness to somewhat balance(but it does favor the hops). Dry finish. A very good IPA.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice hoppy aroma on an amber beer. Citrusy flavor, with a sharp bitterness in the finish. Pretty darn good.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice white fluffy head under some woody, herbaceous hop aroma with wood and herbs a major presence in the mouth (becoming more floral as it warms), but in no way overpowering the excellent malt character. Fittingly bitter finish. Very good IPA.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice white head. Medium hop aroma with lovely auburn color. Good IPA style. Earthy hop flavor with a delicate bitter aftertaste.
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange and trippy looking when your drunk and theres lights around...spicy east coast hoppy nose with some creamy elements lingering around too..grapefruit flavors with lots of bitterness and not enough malt backing..subtle cream..needs more malt presence
WabashMan (971) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Having had only one other beer from this brewery (earlier the same day), I wasn't certain what to expect from this brew. The color is a dark orange, verging on copper, with a nice aroma. The flavor is hoppy and full, leaving a pleasant aftertaste. This beer is a pretty good experience, only lacking that special something to take it from very good to extraordinary.
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant hoppy aroma, bronze color, heavily hopped and wonderful to drink. This IPA has taste.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer promoted it's hops. Well time to test that out. This beer poured a light copper gold color and formed a nice bubbly very light tan head that left some nice lace. The aroma was defininately of hops, though not as heavy as Stone's and some small amount of citrus was present. The flavor was of hops and slightly of caramel. It finish was slightly bitter and the body a bit lighter than some of my favorite IPAs. A good and hoppy IPA, but Stone's still beats it out.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden orange. . . nice lace with a small lingering head. Very pleasant dry piney hop leaf flavour. . .Citrus and floral notes also come out on the back of the tongue, good IPA.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good ipa, this brewery is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Well balanced brew that is not overly hopped. There is a slight metallic taste which hurts the overall rating