beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
Fantastic copper colour with creamy tan head. Releases citric hops-a-plenty even from a few feet away. Nice. First sip is like walking into a pine forest where there happens to be a bread baker eating grapefuit. Very dry finish with a subtle bitterness lingering after the slightly sweet mouthfeel has left. Definitely a well-crafted and eminently drinkable beer. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2004
12 oz bottle, shaker glass. Pine, citrus (lime/grapefruit), flower hops (M), cookie malt (L). Slightly hazy, deep red-brown body with a tight, creamy, eggshell head that's slowly diminishing. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a heavliy bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: not too much to separate from a host of IPAs except that it's just extrememly well fashioned. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2004
foamy tan head. loose and oily lookin' well carbonated, transluscent amber body. Ripe, fruity nose with wonderful sweet creamy maltiness. alcohol and hints of cereal grains. floral and resinous, woody and dry. apple and mint emerge yielding to a sweet, fruity dry finish. solid alcohol presence. I really like this interpretation of an IPA as compared to so many of the intensely hoppy west coasters. I just envision this as a happy medium between England and the great Pacific Northwest. Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
Copper coloured with an offwhite head. Aromas of freshly cut pine boughs, triple-mix and maple syrup. The hop bitterness makes a slow, calculated attack. It is initially in the forefront but is quickly subdued by malt. It then returns with an earthy bitterness similar to that of white peppercorns followed by a discernible floral hop prescence. The finish is dry and satiating. Jaysus (17) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2004 Sample: Bottle - Great Aroma, pours a deep mahogony red, almost brown. Fair head, and excellent lacing. Strong hop flavors, balanced perfectly with some unique malts. I am glad this beer has become so popular, as that makes it rather avalable for such a great beer.
thegreenrooster (4627) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 This is one amazing beer! There must be a barrel of hops in each bottle. Aroma is hops. Flavor is you guessed it hops! The Beer is a nice copper color with a off white head. This is one of those beers you could put in you top 5 of all time. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep amber color with a very thick and lasting tan head. Nice strong hoppy aroma. Good strong initial taste with a great tangy hop bite, followed up with a slight malt undertone that gives way to a smooth and hoppy finish that leaves a nice bitter aftertaste. [[100th Rating]] adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Delicious IPA. Definitely a top 3 beer for me. Very hoppy taste and aroma. Doesn’t get much better than this. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 Nice copper/amber color. Medium offwhite head, nice lace. This is a good IPA. Very complex blend of malts and hops is apparent in both the aroma and the flavor. Nice full mouth feel. The balance was a bit more towards the malt than I was expecting, still a good solid hoppiness though. Nice and smooth finish. Damn good. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 Large creamy head, off-white color. Body is a medium amber/red and clear. Moderate great fresh hops; flowery and piney. Maybe some apple in the nose also. Slight malt taste, but mostly hops. Nice and piney hops flavor. Could use a touch heavier body, but still very good and creamy.