labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2002
I thought this stuff was pretty good. It definitely has a distinct fruity flavor to it, although, not sweet, with a strong hop flavor as well. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 22, 2002
I found this overrated when considering the good things I’d heard about it. Hoppy and fruity (apples?), nice looking but I didn’t find it exception. Might warrant a second tasting. spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2002
Excellent hoppy nose but disappointing taste. I thought there would be more hop flavor. I need to revisit this beer at some point as I didn’t like it as much as most people. herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 18, 2002
nice floral aroma. Golden pour with a fluffy white head. A decent all around stand by. SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2002
A light meager head sits upon a hazy lake of beer that thins a bit around the edges. This starts off rather weak, but ends in an interesting mix of hops that leans quite large toward the grapefruit side. It’s very drinkable, but a tad bit on the watery side.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Hazy orange with medium, light tan head. Aroma is grapefruit hoppy. Flavor is sweet and grapefruity. Decent body, but the bitterness sort of fades in a watery swallow. AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Having been so impressed by their porter, I was dissapointed by this. My opinion of this beer is that nothing stands out and its basically just a boring brew. The palate felt like some kind of Labbat Blue/ Two Hearted Ale hybrid, but much closer to Labbat. If you want an IPA I would say look for something with a little more substance. dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
Pours amber - gold with a white lasting head, cloudy. A cascade IPA. Big hoppy cascade nose, with a slight hint of malt. Same cascade hop flavour. Resonably clean in terms of fermentation characteristics, this beer has a solid base to showcase the american hops in abundance. Overall, it doesn't strike you with abundance of hop bitterness although it is well balanced. The lasting impression is cacade flavour and aroma in generous amounts.