Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy aroma is citrusy (orange) and grassy. Lots of hop flavor, but good supporting malt. Medium body. Lingering bitterness. Very nicely balanced IPA.
igneous1 (1469) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
medium golden color, creamy egg-shell white head-somewhat lasting, lots of grapefruit in the aroma, some pine, plenty of caramel, well-balanced aroma. flavor is very smooth, and pretty much a carbon copy of the aroma. excellent bitter finish.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours turbid dark straw colored, with a huge white head. Great aroma of hops, malt, citrus, slight yeast. Tastes very hoppy, piney, vinous, with a nice smooth, citrus and hop finish.
Silphium (2976) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper, with a thick light tan head. Aroma is pure pine with some caramel/toast malt balance. I’m picking up some British hops (East Kent Goldings?) as well as the ubiquitous piney American hops. Caramely, sweet malt body. Not bad, not excellent.
DYCSoccer17 (3041) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yummy citrus hop aroma. Slightly cloudy pale orange color with white head. Has a balannced sweet hoppy finish and is not over the top. Solid IPA.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy hops aroma, orange, with a tight custard head. Hops and orange peels, malt follows, yumm. Nicely balanced, crispy, resiny, full mouthfeel of hops. Terrific!
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
duvel tulip glass: i let the pour go a little too fast. the head was big, but not overwhelmingly so, and it was creamy like a pillowy cloud! anyway, gold body that doesn't look really active. so... well, it’s hoppy. typical pine and citrus (sharp, lemon/grapefruit) aroma and flavor. the palate is a little thin, biting, but there’s nothing offensive. the aftertaste is dry and fresh, fresh like a nice peice of gum after a hot and satisfying meal :o) it's mostly bitter, but its company has characteristics other than a hint of sweets so it's remarkably worthy of replay. this is good and it’s refreshing, but i don't find it that memorable. i should have with this food, egh? i can see that happening, but i don't think this brew could ever be considered world-class (some score over 4)
Sammy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
terrific American IPA of yummy refreshing grapefruity lemon citrus and high hops, little bitterness. Like Marsela Mamma in a fussy mood. Greatly drinkable. Not too sweet, with balanced aftertaste. Good with food. Thanks to I P Freely for the sample.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love all of BR’s beers, but this one is probably third on my list after Hop Rod and Red Rocket. I still love it, but its just more simple-a straight ahead IPA, not a ton of complexity. Of course, this is being picky comparing it to its bigger brothers. Still, in my top 5 all time IPAs and a great beer all around.
IPFreely (1471) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with some floaties, full head. Big time hop aroma, fresh and green. Flavor of light malt accompanied by huge hops. Bitter finish. A touch dry. Very nice IPA.