Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2004
I’ve had plenty of IPAs, and this is the closest to unsweetened grapefruit juice I’ve found. Hazy golden-orange body with suspended floaties and a thick, puffy off-white head. Bright hops aroma heavy on grapefruit rind and pulp. The same grapefruit characteristics absolutely dominate the flavor profile, with malts being an afterthought. There are better IPAs, and many of them. SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Amber colored with a small head. An herbal nose dominated by flowery hops with a touch of sweetness. This beer has a pleasant citrusy hop flavor and an enjoybale amount of bitterness on the finish. Not world class, but a very solid example of the style. pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2004
On draft at the St Jame’s Tavern in Columbus. Another spectacular IPA: flowery, fruity hops are just oozing from this beer. Delicious. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2004
This poured a clear golden color with a healthy white head. The hoppy aroma is mainly of orange rinds with a little bit of the floral. Tasty medium mouthfeel. There’s a solid nutty malt backbone with some serious grapefruit and orange bitterness. The finish is much less bitter than the taste had me expecting. Good IPA. NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Dark golden pour, topped by a foamy white head. Nose shows orange and grapefruit notes with a little
malt. Very clean. Hop flavors burst forward with intense citrus flavors, backed by a nutty malt backbone.
Finishes bone dry, with some grassy notes. Pretty good...not my favorite, but still very enjoyable.
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Very aromatic and fruity with citrus overtones. Starts out tart but finishes very smoothly and lacks typical bite that I look forward to when drinking this style. Good overall, but not the best example available. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Bottle, from Halftime Beverage. Good nose, Citrusy orange/grapefruit with a hint of nuts. Pungent. Clean orange color. Good head that faded quick. Bitter flavors, grapefruit, burnt, tinny kinda thing. Some honey/toffee too. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, Bitter citrus finish. Good brew. signature PNW, even if it is in the Rockies. Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Orange in color with medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Strong hoppy flavor with just enough malts added. Citrus feel does come in at the end with a long hoppy grapefruit finish. Nice verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Dark orange in color with a very small but persistent head. Pungent (in a good way) hop aroma. Very big, round taste of citrus and floral hops with a long dry finish. I’m very glad to have found this one. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Dark golden color with a medium sized white head. Nice citrus/hop aroma. Flavor is mostly hops(cascade?). Nice and tart with the malt making an appearance at the end. I’m starting to
really like this brewery.