DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Acceptable. Mahogany colored with a thing white head. Smells slightly hoppy. Taste is hoppy with some weird sweet flavor that I can’t place. Aftertaste is rather bland. IndianaRed (5122) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle Pours a clear mahogany with a dingy coloered fairly lasting head. Sweet maly arom with caramel and fresh cut wood. Quite bitter flavor citrusy and piney. The bitternes lasts well into the long lingering aftertaste. Very soft carbonation and a moderate feel.Fairly "green" grassy and woody. I don’t pick up on such an obviouse sweetness, but I stil am not to high on this one. Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a light amber hue with a light slight off-white head. Aromas of caramel, a little orange peel, and a hint of pine. Flavors of sweetness....ugh..... a litttle too sweet. Not very carbonated, whichI normally like, but this just finishes a little off. A little overcloying o the finish. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2005
22oz bomber - Pours coper with no head at all. Aoma is light caramel and just a touch of citrus. Flavor is caramel, a bit of floral hops, almost a soapy flavor. Palate was rough very rough. Seemed very unbalanced. No smoothness at all. No carbonation either. This was rough to drink. Not very good in my opinion. Definitely niot good enough to put in a big bottle! BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Ruby color, no head, no lacing, light carbonation. The nose is vegetal, asparagus and salty dough with caramel malts. The flavor is crude, sweet and coating. Not my cup of tea (or beer in this case). Finishes stale, uncarbonated, a bit of biting bitterness, cloying sweetness.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Bottle. Pours a slightly opaque deep amber to copper color with a smallish off-white head. Fair lacing. Aroma is pleasant, lightly caramel and fruity. Light-medium bodied with fair carbonation. Brodie nailed the harsh and near soaplike bitterness and flavor. Completely overdone with whatever hops were used. Not near a British IPA in my opinion. Things were going well until actually drinking the beer. Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Pleasant aroma, fruity with resiny hops, a little caramel in the background. Hazy copper color, thin white head. Smooth malt flavor balanced with resiny hops. It finishes with a harsh, repulsive, soapy bitterness, though. It’s so bad it I don’t think I can finish it. I don’t know why I bother buying organic beers. I don’t think it’s possible to make a decent one, and this beer just supports that notion. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
12 oz bottle. Nice hazy copper pour, thin white head, aroma is sweet citrus, floral hops. A bit of the earth in this organic ipa providing some character, not to a degree of dislike for me though. Nice sweetness in the malt, floral cascade hops, balance is good. A pretty good west coast IPA that I would have again. Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2005
22oz bottle, reads certified organic.
It presents itself as a deep copper with a firm off-white head, leaves a bit of belgian lace on the glass. Smells of rich caramel with light pine and citrus. Flavor opens up slightly bitter, caramel appears, lots of pine and slight grapefruit hoppyness. Medium to light on the palate and finishes dry. This is a pretty solid IPA, doesn’t really stand up against the big boys, but it is by no means a bad beer. I would like to sample this fresh on tap sometime. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 From the bottle.
Pours a cloudy amber with a reasonable head. Both the aroma and flavor are all pine and pepper, with hints of apple in the flavor. The palate is smooth, buttery with a bit of bite from the carbonation. The hops are not in-your-face, but certainly present enough to make this a clear and enjoyable IPA. Not a bad effort, though also not among my top choices.