MrDick (324) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The very first beer that I tasted at the 2003 GABF. Only because Joe really wanted to get the state of New Hampshire in his ratings. So here it is, the state of NH representing at GABF! Mild IPA with little hops. Very drinkable with slight citrus tastes. Slightly acidic but mild IPA at best.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2003: Clear deep yellow color, flowery hops aroma, average body, ends lightly bitter without anything backing it up.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pleasant hop and malty aroma, light malt bacround with nice mix of hops, then finnishes flat like the rest of teir beers, (same yeast?)
Aubrey (3343) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden and clear with a frothy white head. Light carbonation, but it still had a little crispness to it. Malts were a little underwhelming. Hops were flowery and piney ... became rather bitter in the finish and aftertaste. Kind of became "hot," also. Overall, I found it a little unbalanced and too light in the malt department.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: The beer pours a slightly dark golden color. Just a bit hazy. There was a good amount of an off-white head. The aroma is mostly of hops, mainly being of pine. Decent malty body and fairly well balanced taste with the hops. A strong dose of piney hops in the aftertaste. The pine is a bit too strong and detracts from the beer.
heykevin (1269) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
An extremely pale IPA thin, one-dimensional maltiness, and an ugly blast of uninteresting hops. Not for me.