Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not a íhop loverí but I tried it anyways. Iím sure if I liked this kind of beer it would be great - as is I still found it enjoyable. Bitter but still flavorful. Finished nice and dry.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet spicy aroma, deep cloudy honey color, One of the best IPAís Iíve had, it has a very nice hoppy spicy flavor. If you donít like hops stay away from this puppy
Mary (2) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer for a couple years now. Perfectly hopped. Gorgeous color. Since I canít imagine how it could possibly be better, it gets a perfect rating. Not for people who donít like IPAs or hoppy beers.
Hugerat99 (26) - USA - JAN 31, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definitely one of the best IPAs Iíve ever had.
omhper (18763) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber. Light bodied, dry, huge cascade/citrus aroma, bitter.
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
KenB148899 (10) - Island Heights, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ilove hops!This beer is sharp and has a long lasting finish.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 The finest IPA in the land. A great representation of what these beers used to be. Not the hopped down, alcohol down immitations of English brewers.4.6
re-rate (4/12/04): Still really good but I've had a number that are better and I felt I had to knock this down some noches.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I absolutely must preface this rating by saying that as a style, APA and American IPAís are my most hated. I get so sick and tired of EVERY American micro trying to out do each other with the same hops and the seemingly same recipes. I wonder sometimes if these breweries have an original thought among them when it comes to these styles. That said, I loved this beer. Rust color; Fluffy, cloudy head; Perfumy hops, floral nose. Lots of floral hop flavor. Stays on the tongue to play for a good while. Dry. Small hint of bubble gum sweetness hidden at mid-glass. Smooth and round. Unbelievably drinkable for a hophead beer. I had only one bottle, but I will remember that bottle for some time!!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 This is an excellent IPA. Nice hoppy flavor, but well balanced. I like Stoneís IPA a bit better, but I wouldnít pass on this one.