MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask: Light orange. Lychee in the aroma and finish. Some bitter notes in palate and a combined bitter-sweet aftertaste.
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Citrus and pine hop aromas. Hazy light light orange/tan colour with thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Lots of citrusy hop flavour with pine notes as in the aroma and an underlying sweetness. Alcohol not apparent in the flavour at all. Body is medium, perhaps could use a bit more mouthfeel to support the hops. Definitely balanced towards the hops, this is quite the tasty IPA. On tap at the brewery and bottled. Resampled at Mondial 2004 and I still love this one.
egajdzis (6437) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a reddish copper color with a small white head that left some lacing on the glass. Grapefruit, pine hop aroma. Citrusy hop taste and a rather weak mouthfeel.
sloth (2886) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small offwhite head, lasting. Hazy orange color. Somewhat piney, resiny hop nose. Medium body. Lots of oily, resiny hops. Grapefruity, citrusy sticky ole hops! A touch of malt in the background. Finish is dry with a good freakin hop bite. Fairly impressive for Magic Hat.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask conditioned] Light orange coloured. It has a mild and fruity bitterness.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) This IPA makes your tongue go wild! Every taste will bring out new interesting flavors. One of the more unique tasting IPAs I have tried. Will have to try again!
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crunchy pine and grapefruit hops hanging on the palate, culminating in a dry bark ending...Malt is non-consequential it seems, this a hop quaffer...As pleasantly sense numbing and thirst quenching as Rogue's Brutal Bitter...
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hippie Alert label!Appearance is a pretty appealing cloudy amber with a decent white head at first that diminishes very fast to become a ring around the glass. Aroma is strange, weird hopping. I don't know if that's typical to Columbus character, but there was a "litter" feel in the nose, increasing as it warms. It was not totally unpleasant, just unexpected. The mouthfeel is creamy, a medium body that slips through the mouth naturally. The hop attack is honest, floral, but it didn't propose enough malt balance to top its class. An okay session beer that seems to be made without any special efforts.
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Piney hops aroma and flavor, rich malt backbone to balance it out. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. Nothing really to complain about.
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-yellow colour with a frothy white head. Moderate hop aroma compared to what I was expecting. Resiny/piney hop flavour with some citrus sweetness in the finish. I like the fact that it is not too over-the-top (something that ruins many an Imperial IPA), but it could use a bit more complexity and aroma.