argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Brewtopia bottle courtesy of DavidP) Hazy golden body with small off-white head. Aroma is mild sweet, floral, orange, toasted. Taste is mild sweet, grapefruit/herbal, orange, some mint. Finish is medium intensity grapefruit. Light-medium body.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2004 Clear copper color with small to medium sized head. Taste had a bit of a chalky, powder consistancy. Nice hop flavor and aroma. Pine and grapefruit was also nicely mixed in to make this very balanced and an above average IPA.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is hoppy. It’s dry. And it’s bitter. Pours a plae copper with a small but lasting head. Aroma is subtle but hops emerge as it warms. Taste has a little bit to it, and the beer lives up to its name.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little head on top of a light copper colored beer. Simple aroma of orange peels. Has low bitterness for an IPA. There are lots of malts to balance ths out.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a lightly hazy golden color, small frothish head, attractive lacing, but virtually no carbonation. Very hoppy on the nose, slight citrus and pine too. Forwardly hoppy, lasts throught the middle, but near the end it diminishes rather quickly. I pick up an ever so slight maltiness near the finish. Unfortunately, the body and mouthfeel in this one area somewhat thin. Quite watery on the finish in fact. Slight hoppiness in the aftertaste. A decent example, but it needs to be a bit heavier. Thanks goes out to DavidP for the trade!
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sweet citrus fruits and malt. Yellow/amber color with small, diminishing head. Bitter? Kinda (I expected something more because the of face of the woman on the bottle. Man, I’d hate to have to wake up to her every morning...) Lasting hop and citrus flavor; dry. Good IPA.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Best bitter with American citrus hoppiness. Not mouth puckering, though grapefruit citrus, nor outstanding flavour. Just a good interesting mouthplay. For a multicourse meal so you can decide when and where to drink.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: clear, bright, perfectly orange color, with a fresh and frisky layer of bone-white foam.
Aroma: Ooooo! Bold, bright, sharp, spikey, piney, grapefruity, exploding with citric emanations of every kind (add lemon, peach, pineapple!), vibrant and vivacious. This is the true ticket for every true lover of humulus lupus! Wow!
My kind of hoppiness, bristling with fruit and pine-resin.
Taste: BAM! WOW! Like biting into a grapefruit, but one made out of beer! Mouth-filling, with a full, sticky, resilient texture, long, tasty finish, never, ever giving any intention of quitting the mouth!
Bitter, yes, but lip-smackingly delicious! Fresh flavor bursts forth and floods through every gulp and swallow. A brew that just won’t slow down.
Holey schamoley! Dammity, damn, damn! Wonderfully balance, too, the malt is adequate buttress, though the hops are running this show. You might put out your cup and beg for more malt, please, but you don’t really want that, do you, because then this wouldn’t be, you know, this ...THIS!
One of the most unique and outstanding IPAs I’ve ever come across!
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden body, white frothy head. Medium amount of carbonation. Gentle caramel aroma with simple grapefruit bitterness. Primarily cascade hopping. Biscuity, caramel flavor with very strong cascade hopping. This is a simplistic IPA, but the hops are very flavor and flavorful making it an enjoyable quaff.
djmcfar (64) - Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If I had not already read balke_13's post (3 below) I would have posted the same. Curious about the ABV - I got a little glow from 2 16oz glasses.