Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2002
They weren’t lying when they said "heavily hopped", as it is dominant in this drink. Of course, I didn’t mind and continued to sip the sixer. Reminds me of Celebration Ale "light." psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2002
good flavor. an excellent IPA in a world of crappy one’s. good beer to drink. foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2002
I found this refreshing. Yes, it could have been a little more balanced, but I enjoyed the hops. I like this better than the Maximus. Lots of Columbus and others in there, really refreshing. My favorite IPA. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 golden amber with a huge, no make that really huge head with big dents and craters like the surface of the moon...the mango aroma hinted of tartness and subtle alcohol, lightly carbonated? I think not, heavily carbinated, well yes, not a bad thing though IMO...hops were pretty mellowed out and balanced until the finish came around where they popped out like a little birdie in a coo-coo clock... super hoppy finish and slightly fruity with bitter mangoness hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2003 Smelled very strongly of American hops, and poured a light amber with a decent head. The flavor is very nicely balanced. Good bitterness from the hops without being medicinal, and then a crisp malt finish that isn't too sweet. The hops aftertaste sticks around for a while.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 8, 2002
Not bad, but nothing great either. With so many great IPA’s out there, im afraid i probably wont be buying this one again. garyp699 (9) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002 does not count
A standard west coast IPA. Typical citrus aroma and flavor. A well-made beer though, and well-balanced. A good representation of a U.S. IPA. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 “Oh yeah baby”, lots of “Little Fernies” a floatin’ in this beer, a hazy amber color the head modest, the texture frothy, the color and off white with a nice covering of lace. Sweet malt, light hop floral tone also noticed, quite sniffable, sweet malt start, the top moderate in feel. Finish has a definite acidic bite, the hops potent in their spicy bite, dry and long lasting aftertaste. A great beer from a great brewery got a couple of its bigger brother aging away, and that would be “Maximus”!
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2002
classic cascade aroma, hops the whole way through that just keep building... SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
The summer smell of freshly cut lawns and big piles of grass clippings blend brilliantly with a musky hint of lime and avocados. The presentation is nice, a deep gold wit a bright white razor thin cap. I really like the start of this, a smooth refreshing lemon-lime bittersweet tounge. The end however, is kind of strange. Although I enjoy the smell of freshly cut grass, I don’t particularly enjoy tasting it. A bit of a grassy exit, after a good bitter up swell.