howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-amber body, beautiful lasting head. Green hoppy (cascade) nose. One-dimensionally bitter and hop-flavored, a little bit of toffeeish malt to balance.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 Decent initial head that is very creamy and off-white. Body is brilliant gold/amber and some good-sized particles. Lacing is pretty good. Nose is mostly hoppy... pine and grapefruit. A toffee-like malt is there also, but very slightly. Flavor is a dull hops taste. Pretty big, but not incredibly flavorful. Is mostly a piney/resin thing with a citrus complement. Malt is sort of there also... a bit of toffee and chocolate. Overall good, but I fear the bottle doesn't do this justice. I've had much better experiences on tap.
radiomgb (2236) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper in colour with a small white head. Aroma is very bitter with hops, grapefruit, pine, and a touch of sugar. Flavour had some intense hoppiness up front, lots of citrus and some caramel. Finishes with a long smooth bitterness. Thanks redlem for sending me this fine beer.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep copper color. Lots of carbonation with a big, frothy off-white head. Aroma is a full, earthy hop nose. Maybe a splash of Cascade in there too. Taste is definitely hoppy. A slight malt flavor at first is quickly outpaced by the citrusy, fruity hops. Definitely some Cascade in here, but not exclusively so. Finish is dry and bitter. A nicely done American style IPA.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber color, medium bodied. Has a bitter pine-resin hop presence from start to finish. Some grapefruit notes towards the finish.
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice copper color with good long alive head. Huge hoppy nose to it. Flavor of grapefruit nails you from the start. Lack of malt, over the top hops and a finish that is forever bitter.
BBB63 (6016) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden hue with fluffy long lasting head and good lace. Pine, wood sap, grapefruit, and toasted malt aroma. The flavor started smooth but quickly a cascade of big hop characteristics attacked the palate. Major tone of both bitter grapefruit and twangy lemon. Very slight metallic feel and lively. The balance on this beer was pretty good for something with such an appearent big hop level. Enjoyable for sure. I liked the twist of lemony undertone I found on the tongue. Also, pour this slowly if you see an lingering yeasties on the bottom as was the case with my bottle.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark honeyish chill haze yellowish/amber with an inch tall yellowish creamy colored fluffy head that takes a while to finely settle to a fine skim thats always present and leaves super sticky strings of lace.
Smell is an incredibly nice and straight up piney resin, touching on some grapefruit and a nice caramel toasted background. Not quite as strong as I was hoping but quite solid and freshly so.
Super smooth caramel toasty front that doesn't last cuz thats where the hops come floodin' in with very mild easy pine riddin' hops, resin filled, fresh, dried and sweet, amarillo abounds this batch of lovely easy handled hops that have a super crazy smoothness and bittering sourness with a touch of grapefruit rinds; one hell of a very smooth bitterness. Wow. SmoOOoth. Emphasis on the second and third "o".
Solid feel throughout, smooth and nearly full from first sip to last and the finish makes for one fanatastic little gem of hop rendered sourness kissing on the lips with a grapefruit rinds and lime-like sourness. This stuff goes down so easy and smooth its quite amazing. No, its not quite a monster, but the overall smooth and easyness of this IPA puts it right up there with some of the top notchers. Super drinkable and enjoyable to the fullest.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a clear amber orange body topped by a thick white foamy lasting head and lots of lacing. Sweet and grapefruity hop aroma with slight piney notes and an underlying malty character. Slightly sweet yet bitter hoppy flavor with some grapefruit notes and a slight bit of malt in the background. The finish is extremely bitter and piney. Medium bodied and dry.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber color with a small white head. Intense pine, citrus, midwest hop aroma(whatever that is). Grapefruit taste, bitter. A very good IPA.