Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 3, 2001
Its just amazing how much variety there is within the IPA style. There are your insanely bitter, crips IPAs (Speakeasy Big Daddy), your full-bodied, big-flavored IPAs (Lagunitas, Celebration Ale, Hop Devil) and then this kind of IPA: mellow, perfectly balanced, and sweet. Orange-flavored malt dominate this brew to start, but by the finish all you can think about is the extremely bitter hop finish. You can also tell this beer is dry-hoppedfrom the spectacular aroma. I would call this more of a buffed-up ESB than an IPA, personally. Truly fantastic, folks. Sammys (427) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2001
A very well done IPA, looked good in the glass, excellent aroma, and well balanced with solid malt and hop flavors. Kaya161 (1142) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2001
One of Magic Hat's best brews year-round brews (Bob's First Ale being the other). Malt nose with nice hop accents in the finish. Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2001
UPDATED: APR 28, 2006 Amber-beige colour. Light woody hop notes in the aroma with a whole grain bread background. Moderate bitterness. Quite woody. Slightly watery texture. Ok, but that’s it. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2000
I think my favorite of all Magic hat's beers, Great nose, malt with a bit of the hop flowers hiding underneath. The finish is a big hop spicy bite that is quite interesting. Above average like ability.