Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
in this u really can taste the ’Cascade’ hob some fruit too
madsberg (8939) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Bottled: I liked this one. Great aroma and appearance. The flavour is dry and refreshing and has a little spicy touch.
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
great IPA! slightly weak mouthfeel, a nice early bite with a tiny bit disappointing finish. perfect for hot summer nights. good session beer.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter, spicey, rad. That is all.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dry and bitter, with a lot of hops. Nice for hot days when you want something to wet down with.
benzim (36) - USA - JUL 12, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my all time favorite beers. Nice thick, complex flavor and a bracing hop blast.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very fine and dry taste that stays as long as the beer is cold. After than, it is still drinkable but not as fun. A very easygoing beer. Agreed it is better than the Steam Beer.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good but not great. A nice floral hop aroma but the citrus turns me off. Definitely could use a stronger malt backbone. Re-rate 7/10/02: Not gonna change my rating but I’ll say that the hoppiness is very nice and man is this citrusy. Another very respectable product from one of America’s oldest micros.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 RERATE 4/08: Light amber body, slight floral nose, medium white head. Has some unpleasant vegetal notes.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 surprised this one isnt ranked higher. just had the other day and it was the only beer i drank. The aftertaste lingered forever and it was perfect. Great balance of fruit/hops. Maybe could add a little more body to it, but then it is a summer beer. Very crisp and very dry. Floral aroma, not too heavy on the carbonation either. definitely gotta love the grapefruit. 8/5/8/4/18
2006 bottle drunk on 12/16/06.
Very aromatic and delicate nose. Not as citrusy as I remember, though it still has a touch of pink grapefruit. Very floral and light, with well-attenuated, very clean malt behind it. Just a touch of biscuits and light honey giving an orange marmalade effect from the hops and malt combo.
Naturally carbonated, but not bottle conditioned, it still has a fairly tight, engaging carbonation and substantial body, though the malt is very lean and attenuated. Perhaps a touch of paperiness/astringency, with an underlying bitterness that needs some balancing. That or just a higher flavor/bittering ratio of hops. Dry, not full of crystal malt or other distractors with a clean, well-made structure. Maybe not quite a 5 for appearance, as the head is a touch feeble, nor is there any tremendous lacing.
Still, for as high as this stood in my memory, it lived up pretty well. Score reflects my most recent bottle.