TChrome (1468) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2004
Attractive orange color with a nicely retained egg white head. Aroma is very nicely hoppy being mainly the aroma of grapefruit with very light pine. Delightfully hoppy. This is one that taste like concetrated orange juice with a shot of grapefruit. Quite good. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 2, 2004
Pours reddish orange with a medium off white head. Nice hop aroma and the flavor is all hops. Slightly sticky with some citrus and a bitter finish. Nice. P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2004
beautiful glowing bronze orange color. decent average head, resinous hop aroma. soft, fluffy malt. flowery hop aroma becoming more bitter and spicey as the beer progresses. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Bottled - This is a pretty good IPA from what is shaping up to be a good Colorado brewery, although it is contracted to Bristol which is a decent brewery as well. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
'03 GABF. Nice American IPA with all of the goodness I like in an IPA. Hoppy, dry, flowery, delicious. A good one.
tomhughes (3) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 5, 2004 does not count
Tap - Albuquerque, NM at the tap room. Great full bodied IPA with plenty of hop taste and aroma. Definately my favorite IPA in Albuquerque Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Salida, CO Beer Fest-tap-This was a very interesting experience. The people at Il Vicino had this really cool device at the Salida, CO beerfest. The beer was pushed through a silver tube full of Centennial hop cones. It gave the beer a very tea-green flavor. It was very cool and i had never had anything like that before. Definate props to those guys for coming up with cool ideas for their beers.
Tap-Albuquerque, NM-pours a hazy dark orange hue. some lacing when it was cold. Nice flowery citrus aroma. full body palate-chewey. some malt backbone that was more apparent as it warmed. Definately a very solid IPA SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Bottle. Hazy amber brew with a small and rapidly diminishing white head. Hop heavy aroma, citrus, pine and spice with carmel malts also on the nose. Sweet flavor for just a moment before the plentiful hops kick in - tart and puckering with a lingering grapefruit peel finish. Nice medium body and slightly foamy carbonation. A good IPA, though not quite as balanced as I'd like. I'd love to taste the draft version made by Il Vincino, rather than contract brewed by Bristol. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Bottle. I have no idea whatsoever hwo this made it into my fridge. Did Andrew196 leave it there? Was it Fly's friend Doug? Did I pick it up while travelling? Uhh. Amber, slightly hazy. Dewey-sweet flavor and taste that compliments the extreme hoppiness quite well. Nicely balanced, good stuff! Andrew196 (1858) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
golden orange in color-yellow edges. Thin whispy head. Citrus, hops, ginger root in the aroma. Lots of hops in the taste with some alcohol as well, lingering aftertaste on the tongue and in the nose.