JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2003 As you pour this beer, you are greeted with a molasses/honey aroma, intertwined with a noticeable smell of alcohol. Enormous head that lasts until the end. Initial blast is a bitter/winey flavor with fruity notes. The hops, though prevalent, are rather subdued. As the beer warms the flavor really devolops and the hops come alive. Very smooth finish. A nice overall ale, and a unique offering. Sort of an American strong ale.
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a real pleasant surprise. Don't be fooled by the plain label and absence of fancy graphics. The beer pours with a nice finely laced head. the aroma is citrus, very reminiscent of some of the better Belgian's. It's strongly hopped an has a long fruitey palate. I have had it both in the bottle and on tap. The draught beer has more fruity nose and is in my opinion better than the bottled presentation. A keeper.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big creamy cloud like head, very cloudy light brown color. A sharp but pleasent hops nose, with ton of flavors. Thanks jsquire for sending me this.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Golden beer with a fine head. Nice hoppy dry aroma. Good hops with a dry finish. Full mouthfeel. Nice texture.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good IPA. Poured a dark golden light orange color with an off white head. The taste is very balanced but I found it to be a little thinner in body than most IPA's. Still, a very good beer.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/28/03: on cask at the smokehouse.
particularly cloudy (very evident that it was the end of the cask.) peach in color and creamy looking. heavily laced down to the last drop. aroma of douglas fir trees, dirty hops, and yeast (i swear that i also smell hints of bubble gum??) creamy tasting with lots of hops, and some orange and lemon. a real ale, served at room temp.
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a GREAT beer for an IPA lover (or almost anyone for that matter). The only thing I slightly didn't like was the lighter color. This beer pours great, tastes great, leaves a nice head that coats the glass, and keeps you coming back for more.
ksaker (4) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex flavors. Very tasty. This one has made it into my top 5 all time favs. Still have not identified all the different flavors in this beer. Also need to try it as my first beer...
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazey orange/gold with a big off white fluffy head.Great laceing.Large citrusy,spicey hop nose. Med/fuul body.Over carbonated.Piney,citrusy flavors all over.Also get some vegetal notes.Dry,overly bitter finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense hops bitterness aroma...similar to many barley wines I've had...Avery Hog Heaven comes to mind. The color is a nice hazy yellow-orange with a large frothy white head. The flavor is more sweet...lots of malty goodness with an intense hops kick...grapefruit finish.