egajdzis (6501) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Poured a gold color with a white head, and some lacing. citrusy hop, and a sweet malt aroma. Light grapefruit bitterness, sweet malts. Rather weak and oily mouthfeel. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2004
6 oz sample at the brewpub. Bright dark amber, good head retention. Light malty nose, honey-apple-lemon character here and in the flavor. Light and mild, little hoppiness that I could detect. Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Gently hoppy aroma, with something very pretzel like. The Cascades are very noticeably behind the aroma, with somewhat grassy notes as well. Clear, bright amber/golden with a bit of head around the ring of the glass. A gentle bitterness builds into a finish that makes me circumspect about what this ultimately achieves. (on tap at brewpub) chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Smells like a bale of fresh hops. Wonderful aroma. Medium to dark gold in color. Flavor is a great balance between slightly toasted malt, hop spiciness and true, fresh hop flavors. The only thing keeping this from scoring higher is that I wish there was a slight bit more hop twang at the finish. A great session beer for hop lovers. JFGrind (2042) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Above average APA, but not a complex flavor of its West Coast cousins. If you are ever in Philly check Nodding Head and Oscar's Tavern (both on the same block of Samson).
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2002
good hop smells. Solid but not mind-blowing by any definition. SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Amber in color, lacy white head, fruity & floral aroma, I agree with jca_lbi in that this IPA doesn’t have the ’west coast’ hoppiness as the brewery claims, spicy & hoppy finish, citrusy flavors as well, excellent IPA
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Amber colored body with a sticky white head. Very floral hop nose. They claim that this beer is ’West Coast’ hoppy. I beg to differ. While the aroma hops were very pronounced, the beer lacked depth and complexity, hopwise. Some hints of grass, pine needles and citrus elements present. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2002
Nice floral, hops aroma. Golden honey color, nice head. Smooth carb, watery. Very hoppy to taste, a bit too bitter but clean. Nice IPA with bitter finish. Good beer.