DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to RobertsReality for this one. Dark straw pour with a big white head. Aroma of malt, big resiny hops. Tastes very hoppy, with a resiny floral finish. Medium palate. This one is very good.
Kevin (2084) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle/ murky orange tan with a sticky white head. grapefruit aroma. this has a very blunt hop taste that does not allow for much else. clean mouthfeel. citrus from start to finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very citrusy hoppy nose. Taste is medium bitter up front sticky sweet on the back end. Doughy and slightly yeasty. Very soft mouthfeel. Overall an above average IPA.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flowery hop aroma with some pleasant malty sweetness and orange notes. Golden orange in color with a thin white head. Light sweetness up front, lots of citrus, orange and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness and rather dry in the finish. Pretty solid IPA.
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up at Knightly Liquors in Orlando, Fl. Pours a murky light orange with a sticky white head and decent lacing. Aroma has some malty notes to it, not your typical floral nose that IPAs tend to have. Perhaps a bit of caramel as well. Flavor has the patented grapefruity citrusy west coast hoppiness, with a decent back end caramelly maltiness but a little too one dimensional leaning towards the hops. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, finishes strong. All in all a decent IPA, better than the other offerings I have had from this brewer.
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish color, off-white head. Orange/citrus peel nad floral aroma. Floral hops dominated flavor, citrusy. Like many of the other Rockies Brew Co, it has lots of hops flavor, but not too much bitterness.
heemer77 (5101) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a medium sized white colored head. A full gold body with few bubbles. The aroma is orange poeel, bread and a little corriander. The taste is slightly sweet and bready. Thin mouthfeel. There are some oranges and a little pine in the aftertaste. A very nice IPA.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer after its deportation from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a translucent amber color with a presidential sized creamy light tan head that leaves a thick coating of lace upon the glass. Nose has a sweet hop floral aroma, citrus like in its crispness, the start sweet and fully malted with the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is modestly carbonated and the hops delectable in their spiciness, dry aftertaste and a nice drinking beer, one I enjoyed quite a lot.
KarMa0ne (5) - USA - DEC 23, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light Orange Ale, filtered with no sediment. White foamy head with medium carbonation. Beautiful sweet hop aroma. Taste at first was tinny, but after a few sips is well-balanced and delicious. Nice frefreshing hop flavor with a smooth palate.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Deep golden pour with a thick white head. Caramel aroma is inviting. Taste is well balanced - this beer hides it’s 7% alcohol rating well. Hops touch on flowery textures and leave a grapefuit finish. Great brewery!