Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Light amber with slight head; wet wood, strawberry/kiwi and cannabis aroma. Grapefruit, orange, floral flavor,fruit is enhanced by the bottle conditioning... very clean, with a dry quenching finish, not overdone . Nice apertif... Suttree (6360) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2003
Grapefruit and carrots. roughish hops, in a good way. Just enough malt to balance it out. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2003
Thanks to Gregory for this bottle. Nice solid IPA. Nothing wrong with it. Tastes like any other west coast IPA. Was looking for a little more. Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2003
This beer is simply great! While not as "strong" as many IPAs, the hops and malt are nicely balanced with a fresh hop aroma. rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Poured a clear golden color with a thick white head. Aroma full of citrus and grapefruit with a light biscuit maltiness in the background. The flavor was a little one-dimensional - juicy citrus grapefruit. Strong hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Somewhat light mouthfeel. Moderate/strong carbonation with a light creaminess in the background. For me, it was a little too juicy/watery with more citrus than I cared for.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Great IPA. Very clean appearance & taste. Smooth, yet retains characteristics true to an ipa. Even better at the brewery. One of the best. A step above the red hook ballard bitter. weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2003
By far the best IPA that I've found. Easier drinking than most and just an overall great beer. Bye bye six pack... herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Lighter gold than I expected. White head that fades to wisps.Big citrusy aroma.Creamy palate with a very clean finish.Easy drinking IPA. Ernest (7662) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (light bread), moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Decent for the style, but nothing really new...typical grapefruit hops dominate the aroma, with plenty of citric acidity in the mouth (but heaps of bitterness too and enough malt to carry it through). Gets a score boost from the wonderful appearance and velvety mouthfeel. schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2003
This beer has a light aroma and a dry palate. Good hop levels for an IPA but still not spectacular. Kind of pale gold in color. Not the best IPA I've had but drinkable none the less.