fraternie (824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this right after the Racer 5 on cask at the RAF. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Slight caramel malt but really not all that much more flavorful than the 5...the difference is a more powerful and well balanced beer, hopped extremely aggressively and more enjoyably.
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 ReRate-Falling rock tap house-pours a dark orange hue wit ha great off-white head. big piney aroma with notes of grapefruit, orange and apricots. good lacing. fresh pinesap flavors with big pine finish. more pine in flavors than aroma sugests. good malt backbone to match the onslaught of hops. a bit light on the body but the flavors make up for it. A good IIPA
Cask-RAF-2/28/03-Jokes is definately right on target for his detection of thin palate. I thought the same for this brew. This happend to be the last brew i had for the night(I smuggled my sample out as I was walking to my buddies car). A good brew to end the night with.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask (RAF): fumes of grass hanging out in a carmel jar and fresh dank marijuana buds..flavors spoke in biscuity tones with carmel notes and citrus hop touches..some nice spiciness coming up for air every so oftern...very warming.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RAF. A good, hoppy beer, but not as much as I was anticipating. The aroma is strongly hopped with tons of citurs, pine and berry dominating. The flavor and mouthfeel was a bit thin. Not as hoppy or bitter as one might expect. A treat, to be sure, but quite what I would have expected.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big huge hoppy brew with a very thin body. Great except it leaves a little to be desired in the mouthfeel. Excellent session brew.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of hops. there are hops everywhere. i dont think we can fit to many more hops in this one. nice citrus aroma and flavor. medium body. hops are used well for flavor, not tooooo bitter a beer. very nice.
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ brewpub. Dark golden Quadruple hopped IPA. According to the bartender this beer was a mistake made while trying to make Racer 5. They added double hops twice. Nice strong body with an overpowering hop bite.
tbissell99 (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
joet (2177) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A model of the West Coast style this is a monster hopped up beer demon. Resinous, Cascadey, semi-creamy, a fuller medium body, citric elements, strong in the nose, mouth and gut. This is the West Coast’s best foot forward in the tradition of huge beers from Anderson Valley to Arrogant Bastard and Big Daddy IPA.
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2003 Bottle-RAF 2002 Wonderful citric, fruity, and hopsack aroma that I could smell all day. Attractive creamy head; extremely chewy hops. This is maxed out to the fullest. The absolute perfect Imperial IPA.