rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2004 Citrus aroma. Very little head. Nice and bitter at the back of my tounge, sweet and grassy at the front. Piney. Sweet toasted malt finish
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 Bottle. Nice amber pour. Aroma of sweet grapefruity hops and pine. Crisp, malty, clean tasting and quite good.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep clear amber, with a good sized fluffy tan head that somewhat lasts, leaving good lacing. Aroma has caramel, toasted grain, and a good strong amount of floral, citric, and piney hops. Flavor starts a little sweet and bready, middle is a bit spicy, ends with a strong wallop of hops. Medium body. Thanks again to jah noth.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry earthy malt and English hop aroma. Clear copper color with a whispy lacing white head. Definitely more of an English style IPA with toned down hops and a full, drier malt character. Lightly sweet body finishes more bitter and warming. Very smooth and enjoyable, but an average IPA.
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with an off white head, nice lacing down the glass. Bready malts, and citrusy hops in the nose. Citrus, bread, and vanilla on the tongue. Pretty good IPA from New York.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color, creamy head. Citrusy hop aroma and flavor. Just enough hops but not overpowering. Could use a bit more malt. Good, though.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear orange/brown body with a medium head. Excellent citrusy hop aroma. Nice hoppy flavors with excellent malt balance. Some citrus notes as well. Very solid IPA. The best offering from wagner valley, that I have had.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2004 Brewtopia 2004: -0.3 GABF 2003: Clear orange with small chunks and a creamy head. Big pine aroma, mouthfeel is very chewy. Ends bitter, really bitter and the aftertaste stays around forever.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells robust and hoppy, a hint of sugar and a lot of citrus. It also looked really nice, with a frothy head. But I lost my great first impression with my first sip. It's very bland for an IPA, but not bad - just average. Mild hoppiness, like a PA, and the finish is highly grapefruit-like and biting. This beer just needs something to balance it out, I think.
notalush (4457) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottled] Copper in color, with a respectable white lacing - pine aroma,with a bit of grain - crisp, slightly dry, decent hopping (not sure which hops are used here, but I feel the combination could be pulled off better) - very defined grapefruit flavor - some woody notes in the flavor as well - this needs some more malts to balance out the hoppiness, not so much in the initial flavor, but in the finish (the finish gets a little thin) - a decent IPA, though.