goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 Pours a beautiful deep amber with a medium cream off white head. Some sweetness in the aroma but all fruity hops. Some peach and pineapple aroma. Flavor gives you a second of sweetness then fills your mouth with hoppy bitterness and a long clean finish. Smooth light to medium mouthfeel.
Cask version at DBA. Body seemed thicker with little to no carbonation. Flavor was very similar but aroma was muted and a little more earthy.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you Pennsylvania for introducing the world to the best IPA I have ever had. Iím loving it!
aquaticape42 (3) - collingdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
simply irresistable. the first non-shit beer iíve tried, and iím still drinking it
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best East cost American style IPAís Iíve tried. Excellent hop flavor with great balance.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The old standby. Dark copper, frothy lasting tan head. Great lacing. Nose is full of florals, citric fruits, and caramel sweetness. Very well balanced, but the hops seem to always want to win this battle. Medium to full bodied, creamy, soft carbonation, sweet hopped up finish. Always a winner in my book....
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Trade from Docklock, Thanks. Smells pungent. Like cannabis. Translucent amber color. Hmmm ok now this is a hoppy beer I can appreciate. There are other flavors going on. Some sweetness from start to finish, lots of bitterness. Kinda like dipping a 9 Volt into spun sugar then licking it. This is obviously more of a British style IPA then an American. There are subtle flavors not just hop-explosions.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rusty brown in color. Has a good mild hop taste. Tastes like bread and butter with some hops. Has an almost honey finish. Very mild well balanced IPA. This is a textbook IPA.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. dark orange almost red in color with a tan head. a bit of citrus aroma . smoothest IPA i have had. bitter is controlled with a sweet flavor. finishing bitter that lingers. this is what an IPA should taste like, not over the top blow your palate out of the water, but consistant good flavor.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It has an amber/copper color with a medium head. The aroma actually has more malt than hops. The flavor is very nice with well-balanced hops and malt. After all the west-coast IPAs I have had this year it is quite enjoyable. I could drink a couple of these whereas it can be difficult to drink a whole pint of west-coast IPA (keep pouring in those hops Vinny, Tom & Tomme!!!). Am I a true hophead? Not yet but I am getting closer every year. Great beer.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA...have had this on tap and in bottle..bottle slightly better only because i bet the place i had it on tap never cleans thier lines(PA country bar)...great hop aroma...thick mouthfeel..good crisp finish...