ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Hoppy aroma, some evergreens and lemons. Appearance in cloudy (shill haze?). Nice golden color w/ tiny bubble visible like champagne. 2 finger head with good retention. Initial taste is hops and bitter then the oranges and slight malt then bitter all the way to the long long finish. Straightforward IPA, not too complex but enjoyable nonetheless. A few more IPA like this one and Anderson Valley and I may start to consider myself a fan of the style.
my label looked nothing like the one in this picture. It had a 50’s style pin-uo girl on it. Brewnoser (28) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Drink it fresh as you can get it. Needs more malt to balance the hops, so comes across as a bit thin, and somewhat unbalanced. Still a good West Coast IPA, maybe not as hoppy as some. Nice T-Shirt, though. brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2005
light malt hop aroma, very soft hop taste and finishing bitterness , malt sweetness totaly absent, a nice ipa for a hot summer day euserphriendly (168) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2005
good foamy head on this one. Light amber color, not quite what an IPA should be. A mixed sweet and hoppy smell. Finishes dry and bitter as an IPA should. Good overall hops taste that is citrus and a little smokey. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2005
This IPA pours with an orangish-gold body topped by a medium thick, sustaining head wtih a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet with weak hop notes and some orange/tangerine notes. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter with notes of orange zest adn a touch of pine. Medium bodied and smooth.
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Cloudy, pale amber appearance with a small head. Resinous hop aroma with an earthiness that developes a little late. Good hop character in the taste with a citrus fruit flavor. Well carbonated with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Dry, long lasting finish. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Golden color, solid white head. Light malty aroma. Taste is lightly hoppy, but an off bitter with metallic hints. Unbalanced. Drinkable but not that good. GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Hazy drawn butter yellow under a fairly thick off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma was pretty faint but there was some fruity sweetness there. The flavor reminded me of mineral water with hops. I got the impression that this was beer that didn’t exactly know what it wanted to be. Was it a west coast pale ale or an IPA?? That question was never answered consistently and either way, it wouldn’t have been a good representation of either style. Finish was dry and slightly bitter. Overall, I wasn’t happy with this IPA but I’ve had worse. Saarlander (1920) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2005
nice beer, Quite abit hoppy, but fruit remains the flavor on my tongue. I could drink it quite often, especially if Trader joes keeps offering it as a single. Good brew. irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 4, 2005
beer pours a chill-hazed pale goldish/amber. nose is fruity and hoppy, with pine and citrus overtones. not the world’s most assertive IPA nose, but serviceable. flavor is reasonably hoppy, with the malt providing a solid presence. finish is reasonably bitter, although with a somewhat lingering aspect. a pretty good beer, and a very good deal.