ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mildly pine and candy aroma. Pours cloudy orange red with a nice tan head. Flavor is somewhat sweet for an IPA with strong hints of spices...maybe ginger? Very bitter and dry finish. A nice IPA, but in my opinion not to the level everyone is rating it at. Especially considering the price! None the less, a good IPA, but not to the level of Stone.
rustys (5) - Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice hoppy beer, finishes well, definitely Vicotry's best brew. Has an excellent taste.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Scoobyluv! Dark reddish-organge appearance, nice head, good lacing, floral and citrus aroma and taste. Strong tangerine and grapefruit finish.
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is reddish orange. Aroma is citrus and melons. Flavor is hoppy with some pine and tangerine flavor. Thanks to scoobyluv for providing me with this fine IPA. A good selection for #400.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Copper color with a large, creamy head that lasts well. Aroma of delicious caramel malts and assertive hops - grapefruit and pine. Nicely balanced, sweet malty backbone, big hop flavor and spicy finish. Medium body with perky carbonation.
Kodos (205) - USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Nice ruby color. Aroma is Hops, slight malt, slightly fruity. Starts out quite bitter with a peppery? undertone. Smoothes out to a nice dry hoppy finish. really pleasant brew especially if you Love Em Hoppy!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Rich golden-red color with a filmy, grayish off-white head. Somewhat fleeting spicy hop nose with herbal and earthy qualities. Aroma also has a warm, toasted, biscuity malt underbelly. Flavor is considerably malty for an IPA with characters of tea and cake. Finishes with somewhat rough and woody, medium-high bitterness. I’ve had this beer numerous times and in multiple incarnations—fresh bottles, aged bottles, draught, and on cask. One of my standby go-to beers due in equal parts to prevalence and quality. This is the flag-bearer among East-Coast IPAs.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper with a white head. Nose is floral hops, taste is floral and citrus hops on a strong malt background. I'm not a hophead (yet) but beers like this might change my mind.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting beer...
Pours a deep copper color with nice head and good lacing.
Interestingly, it's not really hoppy tasting at first but there's a serious kick in the back - plenty of hops there but they sneak up on you. Strong citrus flavor as well.
Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a crisp finish.
Drinkability is quite good, I wish it wasn't so hard to find these around here.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
one of my favorite american ipas. very hoppy, but with a great 'beer' taste too (!) esp when it warms. doesn't taste it's strength either so watch out!