Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Grapefruity but not overdone. Very strong IPA. Could be the best Iíve had to this point. It hits all my criterion for a great beer. A little bit of everything well blended into an very drinkable beverage. calivania (62) - USA - MAY 3, 2004
This one does not have the bitter kick you typically brace for with an IPA, and in lacking it seems kind of wimpy, like a fighter out of its weightclass. And what is withe the color? More Cal Common than IPA. That said, it has a clean fresh taste that becomes more appealing as the temperature rises. The hops come through at the end, but are ghostly upfornt. I needed this beer to offer me more than it did. icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Quality, uppercrust of IPAíS. Crisp, fresh hoppy aftertaste, classy bottle. Good IPA. billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 bottle 12 oz. Was dated 02104. Orange/golden color, not clear, large beige head which fell down quickly, almost no lace. Few large bubbles rising. Nice, potent, fresh hop aroma and flavor. Light roasted malt flavor. Medium bodied, dry, sour, and bitter balanced fairly well with the malt. Now I know what is meant by "grapefruit". Citrusy fits on this one as well. A decent brew but lacks depth/complexity. Would prefer more malt flavor and richness. Update 11/16/04: Iím dropping this down .2 to a 3.2. It tastes like its assembled with sub grade parts. Iíll try to avoid it as best I can now. 1/18/06: Iím getting this for $4.99/6 now. I think its worth that price but not more. OK for house swill. 12/04/06 Iím upping this to 3.5. Itís not that bad, especially for the price or $4.99/6. Nice sourness in the mix. SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 4, 2004
Way too fruity for my taste. Doesn't really have that pale ale kick. Almost like it has a post brewed flavouring added to it... Drinkable, but overrated.
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2004
On tap @ Barclay's. Hazy golden orange body. Nicely balanced flavor though tamely hopped. mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2004
What a great beer. Nice and bitter. This one you can never go wrong with if you like full tasting IPA's. Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Holy perfume! I had two samples, one a regular tap and one cask conditioned that was poured from the bottom of the cask. Hazy orange appearance on the cask version. Orange and perfume aroma and then WHAM a big perfume flavor on the first taste. My mouth settled into it a bit and then it becomes very drinkable with more moderate flavors. Interesting interpretation of the style. (on tap and cask conditioned hand pull, BridgePort BrewPub, Portland) HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Golden in color. This beer has a strange aroma: sort of woodsy and piney. Not much hop character in the flavor, but enough hop bitterness for a worthy IPA. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Hazy and sunshiny. Aroma is very strawy, peppery, and fruity (mangos, oranges). Deeply creamy refined maltiness, full of fresh hop flavor, but a tad soapy. Beauteous glowing finish, stimulating invigorating bitterness; this is a thing of beauty! A sleeper.