IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA. Tons of hops in the aroma and flavor. Nice lacing. Medium bodied with a crisp and bitter finish. Would definitely drink again.
Bryan (4) - USA - JUL 28, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nicely hopped. Not as complex as I would like, but priced perfectly for my everyday IPA.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loved it! Very hoppy aroma and flavor. Malt sweetness is detectable both via the nose and the palate. A very nice looking beer. A perfect Orange-red color with a very nice head and lacing. Maybe a little light on the malt flavor and body but overall an excellent beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really sticky. Caramelly malts. Sweet hoppyness, with a dry hoppy finish??? piney lychee hops (and, yes, sticky), sharp and unbalanced hoppyness, i can't believe how boring it ended up being, considering the amount of flavour in it. Tasty, yes, but very one dimentional.
PorterPounder (6898) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall, a good solid hoppy IPA. Grapefruit-like, citrusy aroma. Copper color appearance with an off-white frothy thick head with a lot of lacing. Hoppy flavor is prominent and not balanced quite as well as some other big west coasts IPAs, still damn good. Stays strong to the finish - taste bud numbing like a good IPA should.
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. This brew is a pretty sanguine amber color with a medium and clingy off-white head. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma is heady floral hops. Medium-bodied and crisp with a near-perfect level of hops in the flavor. There is a hint of citrus (lemon/grapefruit) and grass as well. The finish falls off just a little toward the end but overall this is a very good beer.
GregClow (3067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear ruby-amber colour with an off-white head. Remarkable aroma of grapefruit and floral hops with whisps of malt lurking behind. Nice sweet malt opens the flavour, and is quickly overrun by the powerful citric hops. A real tongue-tingler, that's for sure, but it's mighty good.
Scruntus (6) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Cadillac of IPA's. Less hop/malt balance than some. However, if you like hops, this is the beer for you. This one is hard to beat.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Phenominally hopped nose. Proper IPA style with floral tones. Rusty golden hue with a light orangy head. Wow, what a taste incredably hoppy with hints of serbert and peach. A fantastic IPA. Has a buttery texture and a long dry, bitter finish
RobBestwick (775) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
moderate perfumey hop aroma, pours with a copper hue, highly hopped, long dry and bitter hop finish, has an oily palate and reasonable carbonation, good IPA.