EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very well balanced IPA. Malt is balanced by an adequate amount of hops with a big biting finish. An orangish color with a slight head that disipates quickly. A decent rendition by Upland.
BBB63 (5962) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2010 Rerate #2: Tap offering at Upland, God this beer is so much better on tap (or a local fresh bottle) than the ones I often find on the store shelves up here. The hop aroma is more vibrant and a hops even shine a bit more on the palate. When fresh this is my goto beer from Upland and worthy of a 3.8 score versus an even month or two older bottle./// Rerate 1:/// I like this much more now that I can fully deal with the classic biitering of this traditional IPA, no big hop juice monster, refreshing bitter beer, so much better for my palate./// Original review: Pours to a color with a small head and some lacing, thin-bodied. Hint of apple and orange on the nose. Hoppy mouthfeel but I would much rather have a more aggressive IPA. Citrus taste remains on palate. While okay, I would much rather have any other Upland offering.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce hoppy nose and amber color. Very sweet at start with a lot of caramel and sugary malt flavors. Light on hops and bitterness until the aftertaste. Thick and malty through and through. Big hops burps, so it's hidden in there somewhere!
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed this one. Refreshing with significant hops all over. Some nice bitterness as well.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great dry hopped aroma. Serious hops in the flavor. Overall a pretty solid IPA.
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent IPA, but a little thin and lacking in malt flavor. Moderate hop flavor, a little bitterness due to imperfect balance.
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Draft and bottle: Far more interesting and well-crafted than it used to be. Softly tropical-fruity with appropriately bitter hop edges. Ample crunchy maltiness rounds things out.
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Basically a souped up version of their pale ale. A bit more malt - a ton more hops. True hophead delight in this glass. Citric hop nose and flavor whammo. Enough malt to keep it balanced. Nice bronze color.