TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 ReRate: Obviously my tastes in beer have changed over the last few years because I really like this beer now and find it a little on the mild side regarding hoppiness. Still a good IPA.
Original Rating 6/7/02: Pineapple aroma. Strong citrus flavors throughout. A little too hoppy for my tastes but true to style. Cool label. Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
Sipping as I write. Let’s see..Nice sweet peppery smell, beautiful amber color, slight semi sweet flavor. Delicious really. Strong, punget bite to it. Just what I was hoping for. This is a rather inexpensive way to enjoy a traditional IPA. No foolin’ around, look at the ratings and feel satisfied in the fact that this is a solid IPA. Not the best but a solid placement. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2005
A big, pungent IPA that outdoes most of the rest in the field. Lessee, there’s Stone, then Hop Devil and Hop Ottin’ and then this. Pay no attention to the 3.1whatever average rating. (Maybe I just had an exceptionally good bottle?) This is definitely for IPA lovers; it’s got that resiny(?) feel and stickiness that comes with a lot of I2PAs nowadays. Pungent, sticky aftertaste, gotta love it. Hard-hitting stuff, not for non-hop-freaks, which may explain its ridiculously low average score on this site. ghawener (1607) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - FEB 8, 2006
Bottle: Deep amber/red colour, aroma is spicy with notes of nutmeg, pepper, woody. Great surprising complex taste, each sips starts sweet and finishes with strong bitter kick; everything from fruits to pepper are present. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 This beer poured out into a white head and clear light copper color. The aroma is of strong citrus hops. The taste is instant hop bitterness that rounds out with a bit of harsh hop flavor in the finish. There is some malt sweetness and a little bread like yeast flavor that balance out a great IPA flavor. I really like the flavor. The finish feels dry with a bit of a lingering sour/bitter flavor. An excellent IPA. To me this is a good everyday beer.
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2006
This is one of my favorite ipas. Pours orange, slightly hazy. Leaves nice lace all down the side of the glass. Perfect level of smooth bitterness. Just enough body so it isnt too dry. This beer is all about hop flavor! I love the hop flavor here. I was so happy to see that you have the hop varieties they use here so i can use these hops in my beer!! It says this is a traditional ipa, but it seems more American to me. Very west coast hop profile. LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - APR 14, 2008
Stappo e fa quasi impressione che annusando il collo della bottiglia quest’aroma così erbaceo sembra quasi origano ma suppongo siano sti luppolazzi della madonna. Comunque stavolta ero abituato all’amaro, non mi ha dato alcun problema: anzi. Stratosferica hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2005
this beer rocks!! it has the hoppy aroma of really dank weed. definitely the key component of this beer. i wish there was more to the mouth feel of this beer. i found it a bit watery. thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Orange pour with a healthy off white head. It laces well....there is a thick film on the glass. A hefty resiny aroma to it...exactly one of the things I love about IPA’s. You get all the pine and fruit flavor you’d expect from a good IPA. Mildly bitter hop finish. Very nice indeed. warrior812many (3) - USA - MAY 30, 2006 does not count
A must drink for all hop heads, this beer has the most floral, krippy hop aroma of any beer that I have tasted thus far. The deceptively high alcohol content makes this beer a perfect daily drinker. If your beer session starts or ends at 4:20 you will not be dissapointed.