mjg74 (3116) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Pours a hazy orange/reddish color. Smells sweety and fruity. Flavor is Sweet fruity, hoppy flavor. Finish is slighlty woody. Very smooth almost creamy feel to it. Good quality IPA. PorterPounder (8088) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Cloudy orange, murky appearance with a creamy white head and good thick lacing. Very fresh , flowery aroma with some light sprucey notes. Fresh fruity flavor is mildy citrusy and clean, not tongue numbing and overdone. Tastes like someone took their time making this one instead of just throwing a bunch of hops in a kettle. Has a delectable creamy mouthfeel - all in all a damn good IPA. Very refreshing after a hike up the Harding Icefield in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Big, white head, dark orange color. Aroma is strong and spiked with hoppiness, fresh and fruity, with notes of citrus, grapefruit, pine, some vegetal notes. Clean taste, with scarce bitterness on the palate. An easy-drinking ale, full of flavor, fruitiness keeps coming through. Not quite as hoppy as I like my IPAs, but I’m not complaining too much. I could put away a lot of these.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2005 This is a nice light, refreshing IPA. It still has all of the elements of your standard IPA.. hoppy, fragrant, citrusy, but it does it without being too strong for one’s palate. I am a big fan of strong IPAs, but on a warm summer day when I want a fruity refreshing IPA, this is one fits the bill. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2004
Bottle. Big head, long lasting and meringue-like. Thick lacing. Slightly cloudy orange if the yeast is stirred up. Beautiful bouqet of hops in the aroma. Flavours of fruit and citrus. Long grapefruit finish. Well balanced and very drinkable.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2004
moderatly small head over a straw colored body; lemony, grapefruit, floral hopping and a touch of malt in the aroma; the flavor is bitter thoughout, but oh so pleasant and tolerable, some citris, some toast, some very mild grass; softly carbonated and seriously drinkable for an IPA, IMO, FWIW pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2004
On draft at the Virgina Inn in Seattle. Amidst all the buzz in the popular press regarding IPAs, it is great to discover another well crafted brew for hop heads: lots of cascade, great pine notes. This is a low alcohol IPA that nevertheless deserves the moniker. fluxkritikal (11) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 Poured into a Mug. Very light tan coloring and a very light tan head. The beer smelled strong of hops and pine-like. Very interesting bitter taste, goes down easy but a ltad bitter for my liking. Overall a must try! AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Crack the cap off the bottle and immediately smell this beers unique hoppiness. Mostly pine scented but also of spices. The hops are prevalent in both aroma and flavor. If you love hops you’ll find this beer to be very interesting. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2004
On tap at the Oregon Convention Center, sampled 3 August 2004. Served in a plastic cup...but still a great beer. Deep malt body with flavors of brown sugar and rich caramels counters the evident yet subdued pines and earthy elements provided by the hops. Medium-bodied and rich. Good stuff.