aquaticape42 (3) - collingdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2004 does not count
simply irresistable. the first non-shit beer i’ve tried, and i’m still drinking it manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
One of the best East cost American style IPA’s I’ve tried. Excellent hop flavor with great balance. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2004
The old standby. Dark copper, frothy lasting tan head. Great lacing. Nose is full of florals, citric fruits, and caramel sweetness. Very well balanced, but the hops seem to always want to win this battle. Medium to full bodied, creamy, soft carbonation, sweet hopped up finish. Always a winner in my book.... NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Trade from Docklock, Thanks. Smells pungent. Like cannabis. Translucent amber color. Hmmm ok now this is a hoppy beer I can appreciate. There are other flavors going on. Some sweetness from start to finish, lots of bitterness. Kinda like dipping a 9 Volt into spun sugar then licking it. This is obviously more of a British style IPA then an American. There are subtle flavors not just hop-explosions. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Bottle. Rusty brown in color. Has a good mild hop taste. Tastes like bread and butter with some hops. Has an almost honey finish. Very mild well balanced IPA. This is a textbook IPA.
Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - AUG 24, 2004
bottle. dark orange almost red in color with a tan head. a bit of citrus aroma . smoothest IPA i have had. bitter is controlled with a sweet flavor. finishing bitter that lingers. this is what an IPA should taste like, not over the top blow your palate out of the water, but consistant good flavor. DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
12 oz. bottle. It has an amber/copper color with a medium head. The aroma actually has more malt than hops. The flavor is very nice with well-balanced hops and malt. After all the west-coast IPAs I have had this year it is quite enjoyable. I could drink a couple of these whereas it can be difficult to drink a whole pint of west-coast IPA (keep pouring in those hops Vinny, Tom & Tomme!!!). Am I a true hophead? Not yet but I am getting closer every year. Great beer. joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Great IPA...have had this on tap and in bottle..bottle slightly better only because i bet the place i had it on tap never cleans thier lines(PA country bar)...great hop aroma...thick mouthfeel..good crisp finish... beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2004
A rich, apple-pear aroma, that comes off the beer to your nose just as you take the first sip. Not powerfully hoppy, but strong. Certainly decent for the alcohol %. It was a solid beer, but as creative beers go, not something I’ll go out of the way for next time. bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2004
draft gbbf: i hadnt had an american beer in 5 weeks and i needed some serious hops. i had already drank 5-6 pints of british bitters and their counterparts. so, we wandered over to see what the americans had brought and poof there was victory. ordered a pint and was blown away by this beautiful hopped up beer. now i cant tell you much about it (citrus piney notes and a huge nose of cascadees) but the blandness of all the cask had gotten to me and they were all tasting about the same. but this was something different and delicious. i'll rerate when i try it again. until then its a high rate. god bless america!