krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2003
dandelion yellow, topped with a fluffy pillow of cottony foam. robust pine cone aroma-- but drier smelling, as if the cones were baked by drought on a dusty forest floor. likewise in the flavor, big bitterness scrapes across the tongue without much sweetness or fruitiness to soften the blow. malts are very blonde and crouton bready-crisp-- they're just the trellis in which to support the dense folliage of papery hops. fairly pedestrian medium-strength hop juice with a smooth palate. Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 18, 2003
I like this IPA over some others. A very nice hoppy flaver, and a slightly bitter finish. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2003
What I think of when I think of boring, early 90s IPA. The big rocky head just heightens the disappointment: straightforward (boring) hop aroma. Pretty good basic light malt overwhelmed at the end with massive bitterness. Tediously and unecessarily bitter. Kaya161 (1142) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Golden-yellow colour. Citrusy aroma. Flavour to match. Not much malt balance. Not bad, but it's like every other American IPA. sloth (2955) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Big ole white pillowy head that hangs on. Clear, light copper color. Large chunks of lacing hanging down the sides of my glass. Big hop nose, some bubblegum and some malt too. Medium body. Lots o hops, oily, inky. Bitter, long dry hop finish with some biscuity maltiness at the end, nice IPA.
hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Clear, deep golden brew with a white, large, rocky head. Mostly lasting with spunky lacework.
The nose contains honey, evergreen, black pepper, whole grain rice and hearty white bread. Warmly bitter from start to finish. Numbing and pleasant experience.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish! happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 Decent IPA.Aroma is nicely balanced between hops and malts(nice english/american styleIntense brew .Pours out a solid golden w/ a weak head/stellar lace.The flavor is bitter hops w/nice malt/yeast blend.Dryish finish.It is very english but the hops are bitter in the wrong way at times. bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Clear, light copper body with a wjite head. Some lacing.edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
A not too overpowering hop aroma. A little sweetness.
Nicely bittered, strong malt character. Nice lingering bitterness that reveals some alcohol.
Smooth, full-bodied and drinkable.
9/1/03: bottle. FlacoAlto (4228) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2003
hoppy and i bit soapy to the nose. brilliant golden orange body with a nice layer of foam. lacing noted. lots of hops to taste and some bits of floral are also noted. bitter finish.
A pleasing copper color with some gold notes to it. Pours with a quickly disappearing head. Smells sharply hoppy, that has a slight floral and a bit of grassy notes to it. Very smooth tasting, finishes with a strong fruitiness that comes from a solid hop flavor, then one takes note of the solid bitterness. Very malty up front, which then succumbs to a great hop flavor and bitterness. A very well balanced beer. The hop definitely dominates this brew, as it should in an IPA, but there is a solid maltiness which brings this beer to another level.