beerhoto (14) - Terre haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a cloudy, amber color with not a whole lot of head. Not a bad IPA, just not as intense in flavor as many others.
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I've had this in bottle and on tap, and I like this beer. Amber orange color with a thin head and a nice fresh hop nose. Medium bodied with a nice hoppy flavor and a great grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Good, typical IPA.
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IPA poured a medium head with fine-small bubbles. There was good lacing on the sides of my glass. It had a floral aroma to it and an aftertaste that lingers. Typical bitter taste for an IPA.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew poured a medium head of fine to large sized off-white bubbles and a dark amber color. It has a typical IPA strong hop aroma, fair lacing and a strong bitter start that slowly fades into the finish. It has a strong hop flavor typical of a good IPA. This is a very good example of an IPA even if it is not my favorite style.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with no head.Hoppy in the mouth with a fairly smooth feel.Some bitterness towards the end with a malty finish. good IPA.
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 (6045) - 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 (1905) - 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.