ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Sweet, fruity hop aroma. Hops are a little subdued. Cloudy orange body with small, off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Excellent lace began to form on the sides of the glass before the first sip. Piney, peppery hop flavor that is not as sweet as the aroma suggested. Actually could use most malt sweetness for better balance. Becomes a litle more balanced at mid glass as it warms. Some sweeter notes prevail, even reminiscent of fruit loops? A good IPA, but it leaves me wanting something more. DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Grainy aroma with an earthiness and mild DMS hints. Aroma is of English hops. Perhaps this is an English IPA? Transparent light golden color with frothy white head. Somewhat sweet and mildly astringent in the middle. Decent maltiness and a decent bitter hoppiness. Not as hoppy as the description leads you to believe, though. A solid beer, but doesn’t really stand out or blow me away. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours a cloudy amber with a big frothy white head. Aroma of orange peel and pine. Flavor is quite piney and bitter, with a creamy maltiness backing it up. Palate is smooth and crisp. A very nice IPA! MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2005
smells of crisp grassy hopps.. a very refreshing smell. pours a nice golden color w lots of carb bubbles and a nice thick white head. The palate is fairly light w/ a good amount of carbonation. The flavor is very hoppy w/ a bitter aftertaste.. definatelly not my style. BeachBrewer (2) - USA - FEB 3, 2005 does not count
Clean, crisp and hoppy with a white head. This beer slaps you in the face with a handful of Cascade hops and keeps you begging for more. This beer reminds me of SNPA but with more Cascade dry hopping. It’s not as good as Dogfish Head 60 but comes very close. This is a wonderful example of an IPA and a terrific beer. If you’re a hophead give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Large head, clear golden. Pungent Cascade hop aroma. Big hop punch up front, good bitterness throughout. Long bitter finish. Very well done IPA. BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Bottle purchased at World of Beer in Clearwater. Pours basically an orange color with a medium sized head. Aroma is mostly citrusy with a hint of pine. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and spicy. Hoppy, crisp and clean. A nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Not the greatest, but I could still drink a mess of ’em. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
12oz bottle. ~57°. NB worthy glass. My browser shut down and erased the first half (the only half done) of my review. Anyway, orange with a 1/4", short lasting head. Nose of citrus peels with some sweetness. The flavor is resiny and, to a lesser extent, citrusy hops. Not super bitter, but nicely done. I am kinda drunk right now, so this will not make it into the "Latest Killer Quote." Anyway the beer is good. Hoppy, dry finish. Pretty good mouthfeel, maybe from the carbonation. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 24, 2005
poured inot a tulip glass to give off a golden color with a nice 1 inch white head.the aroma was full of citrus and pine style hops.the flavor had the aroma plus a little bit of earth,and ended on a sour note.pretty good ipa. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2005
12 bottle: clear orange gold with a slight haze and a sticky off-white head. Strong evergreen aroma with a bit of sap and lemon zest in the distance. Nicely carbonated and full of citrus bitterness. Long, slow and wet bitter finish: bits of pepper, coriander, and other herbs and a bit of perfume. An easy drinking beer, that is nice by the 6-pack.