crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Light amber brown with lots of stuff floatin around in the glass.. Lemon hop aroma. Pretty big lemon grapefruit hop presence. This is a pretty good IPA, but nothing too spectacular. hayduke (5762) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
I got this in a 22 oz bottle. It is hard not to compare this to Lagunitas Maximus as it is very similar. Head is not as white and intense, but still attractive. The color is a unique red/gold/orange amber. Good hoppy flavor and nice finish. This to me is what an IPA is supposed be like. Great balance, and simply a very well crafted brew. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Pours a nice amber color with a silky white head that leaves moderate lacing. Nice fresh hopped aroma. The hops carry through in the taste nicely with a good bitterness towards the end. Nice crisp taste. Slightly acidic taste afterward, but still a nice brew. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
(12oz bottle) Pours near headless and a highly-carbonated, orange body. Nose of a rather musky-cascade and goldings hops. The initial milky, tart flavour gets walloped by a tart hoppy-world. Very good. Thanks to Lubiere for picking me up this during his recent trip to San Fran. grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Man this brewery rocks! Everything they make is quality and very drinkable. Not necessarily knocking me out or anything like that but just in general good. This brew is no exception. In the glass: Lovely copper color just like the color behind the bottle in the picture to the upper left. Nice frothy head that lingers and lingers. Smell is excellently floral with a nice hint of the malt coming through all vanilla like and woody. On the palate. The floralness comes through much more intensely than the bitterness. This IPA does two things other IPAs don’t which are:
1.the aromatic hop boil is emphasized rather than the bittering boil.
2.the malt is excellently present and not overshadowed by the hoppy flavors.
Great brew go get it
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Golden ambe rusty in colour with a thin quickly discipating white head. Nose is hoppy and grapefruity , taste is pretty good too. Hops with some grapefruity. Remember when you get hair spray in your mouth? Well, this is it, only in a good way. wunderbier (1435) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2004
Caramel and cookie malt; grapefruit and grassy hops. Lightly sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: there’s an odd (and strong) leafy taste that’s really bugging me. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Poured a cloudy copper with a fast disappearing white head. Nose was hoppy, grapefruit. Pine. Medium body with a smooth texture. Flavor was citric, a tad buttery. Not a bad beer. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2004
A very nice golden appearance, with a big frothy head. Toasted malts, in the aroma, and strange unplaceable hop aroma. Very crisp, but full of toasted malt and it is just hard to get around. Slightly inconsistent from taste to taste. The hops are very present but then disappear in the next sip. So that was kind of irritating. Other than that a solid example of a west coast style IPA. skaughty (653) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2004
There is an exceeding freshness in this bottle that comes thru in the aroma and flavor. Otherwise, this is your typical, west-caost IPA. The only flaw is that the ingredients seem to hit in waves.