VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 Bottle - Pours a nice hazy dark orange-amber with a thin white head that evaporates to a "rim" around the glass. Some nice lacing. Aroma is strong of citrusy hops with a hint of yeast/bread and malt thrown in for good measure. Flavor is strongly citrus/pine hops with a balance of sweet maltiness. Medium bitterness that lingers into the finish. Body is a bit too watery. Finish is hoppy and pleasantly long lasting. Very enjoyable ... good thing I can get some more!
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with an orange hue. A large,sustained white head. Aroma is pine/hops. Flavor is a nice mix of malt sweetness balanced by bittering hops. Dry finish. Very nice.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Bottle. Golden color, medium hoppy aroma, light watery taste, light body, dry bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10542) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a thin off-white head. Hoppy aroma, though not strong. Hop flavor with an orange finish, and a bit yeasty. Medium palate.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Generous white foamy head with nice amber color. Powerful bitterness generated by hops. Subtle fruits and spices: A fine ale for election day!
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle, courtesy pintbypint. Amber colour with a mostly lasting thick creamy and frothy tan coloured head. Grapefruit, caramel, pine, other citrus, and lightly acidic aroma. Light caramel and bready malts with a slowly building piny and pithy grapefruit bitterness. Light to medium bodied, quenching mouthfeel.
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy aroma. Crystal clear goldish hue. Perfect white fluff head thats thin yet dense. Nice lacing. The flavor isnt much hops as the nose mislead but instead replaces it with mild hops and sweet malt. Light traces of citrus and unripe apricots with a creamy feel. Has a weird medicine or chewable aspirin aftertaste that i didn’t seem to get used to. Not a IPA that passes the test in my book.
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark hazy orange. Smallish, but lasting head. Faint hint of citrus, maybe grapefruit/lemon. Has a nice hops kick, but nothing that overpowers the other subtle flavors. Somewhat toward the mild end, but very good nonetheless.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled, in northern california and berlin. orange colour, great aroma of grapefruit, lemon menthol, pancake mix. lots of bitterness, quite rasping, really classy stuff
Eructoblaster (3273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 650ml. Clear copper color with a thick bubbly head. Superb, vigorous, and complex hoppy aroma with various hints of herbs, roasted sugar and fruits (orange, peach, apricot). Taste is robust but well-balanced. Although the mouthfeel is dominated by hops (Cascade), we can detect some notes of spices and citrus. It ends with a dry, bitter, and long finish, typical of the IPA style. Splendid!