AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily my favorite IPA, I wish I could get it in Austin, TX. Nice aroma, spiciness, maybe a hint of dull woodiness that I found downright classy. Hoppy taste but not overpowering. Nice mouthfeel and one of those lasting finishes that makes you wish you had another. Excellent!!
esomara (4) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not for the malt lover, this beer is uniquely hopped and has a satisfactory body. The aroma is second to none in strength. Suprisingly, the high alcohol content is not over-bearing.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
YUM! The aroma is wonderfully sweet. The color is a lovely amber. The flavor is a hoppy kick in the pants, exactly what a hop devil should be! The malt is there, but subtle. The biting hops are nicely balanced. Smooth and wonderfully bitter. A wonderful beer.
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA. Start off with a nice amber body that has a minimal head. Next, add in lovely grapefruit aroma. The flavor is solid citrusy hops, though it’s a bit unbalanced. Nice aftertaste. Goes great with chili.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am a big IPA fan and rate this second only to Stone so far, with Bells two-hearted and Dogfish 90 minute right there as well. This beer is very well balanced, nice aroma and taste. Just a little too much grapefruit flavor which makes it slightly bitter.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer. Just not quite an IPA. Need to up the malt to be in the higher echelon of IPAs.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Re-rate: Very hoppy flavor, complex body, very spicy aftertaste, nice hoppy floral aroma, kept a very nice head, great hoppy punch to it, excellent IPA
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is very much about hops.
It does have a malt element to it, but the
malt, definitely pays second fiddle to the hops.
Nicely layered, fairly complex brew. Looks absolutely
gorgeous in the glass. Quite good.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Precisely because of the substantial malt presence this thing doesn’t come firing at all barrels with the hops like other, usually less well made, IPAs. Don’t get me wrong, the hops are there, fierce Cascades from the other end of the continent, but the devil must dance with the yeast and the biscuity malt while he gets his due. I like this balancing act just fine.
simkiss99 (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I keep this one on tap at home. I even decant it and drink it from a red wine glass.