andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 I had this once a while back before I liked IPA's. Beautiful amber color, decent head. Aroma is hoppy and spicy. Very malty flavor. Doesn't have the bitter bite of hops I expect in an IPA. Maybe my sample wasn't cold enough or something. Got the rest of a sixer left, so I'll see if it changes.
Update: Definately hoppier this time. Not really sweet and hoppy, more bitter. Very good, actually. Very nicely balanced. There was definately something wrong with the first sample. scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2003
lovely smell of hops. amber color. rich hoppy flavor from beginning to end. quite enjoyable. one of my faves so far Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Cloudy, hazy orange. Big hops and earthy aroma. Piney, bitter and earthy flavors dominate, then a very assertive bitter finish. Thanks to jgb9348 for the trade! frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Orange/brown body medium head with nice lacing. Citrusy hop nose and flavor. Dry finish. Decent IPA Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Pours with an amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Slightly sweet and slightly fruity hop aroma with grainy, grassy notes and a touch of malt. Sweet and fruity hop flavor with a good malt background and a touch of bitterness. The finish is slightly bitter and hoppy. Light to medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.
Dogbrick (13027) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2003
On draught at The Old Bay in New Brunswick, NJ. Pours a rich amber color with a very thin off-white head. The aroma is very hoppy with a hint of malt as well. Medium body, with a lot of hops and not too much malt balance to begin with, but later on there seemed to be more. The finish is short and hoppy. Not too bad. DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Bottle. Dark orange, brown and red tints, medium head that stayed with the beer. Nice aroma of hops, grapefruit, grass, Vermont. Hops are there in the mouth, but this has a nice malt backing as well. Mild carbonation, making for a smooth drink. Little less hops hitting you in the face compared to other American IPA's, and I liked that. May be good enough to get me back into IPA's. Good beer. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Big grapefuit aroma but a slightly odd edge, seemingly artificial, that made it suspect to me. Amber/copper color, not a lot of head. Some stickiness and a bit oily, a decent mouthfeel. (gravity pour at GBBF 2003) rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2003
Cask (gravity), GBBF2003. Hazy amber, no head and low condition. Hoppy american aromas with some caramel balance, grapefruit and toffee in the mouth and full long hoppy finish.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Amber body with sizable foamy head. Serious lacing all the way down the glass. Nice hop aroma (Cascade again???) Seems to be the hop of choice for Northeast brewers. Not a big aroma but enough to satisfy. I'm noticing the northeast IPA's are more balanced and not as big as the west coast IPA's. This is a refreshing ale but nothing really outstanding. Flavor is mild but balanced. Certainly more flavor than their Pale.