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!
JorisPPattyn (8796) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange beer, clear; slim orangeish head. Grapey and grapefruit hops, vanilla, some piney wafts. Very bitter though fruity onslaught, a bit harsh, but mellowing out by some malts, shortbread-like. Unfortunately, a harsh resiny tang keeps hanging aroung, ending walnutpeel-like. Medium bodied, burning sensation. Too harsh, too much hopgift for its malt backing. Nose is very nice, however, more’s the pity.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 12 oz. bottle - Pours a clear golden color with a one finger thick white head. Light lacing. Light, fine carbonation. This is good stuff. The aroma says HELLO from the get go. Not over powering for an IPA. Medium body. No astringent after taste. The citrus hops come through nicely. Rockies Brewing Co. is movin’ in the right direction. A very nice IPA.
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh the amarillo hops! What a nice IPA and a cool name. Hoppy, flavorfull, refreshing and a nice protective head. Definitely will not find in a 7-11. I will place this high on my must-have list.
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just enough bitter to keep my IPA lovin arse happy. First beer I have had from these guys... I hope it is a reflection on the rest of there goodies...(but judging by other raters it is not)
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful pale orange/amberish color. great balance of flavors that include carmel and definate graperfuit. i agree with the deScription that claims a crisp finish. this beer is surely a thirst quencher. decent lacing. i love the look of the vertical column of bubbles created in my glass by the embossed "D" on the bottem of my Duvel tulip.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, definite aroma of hops upon opening, golden orange in color, small off white head, taste of hops with bitterness and slightly dry, also can taste citrus flavors but none too overpowering, nice IPA
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light to medium amber colored. Not much of a head. Big citrus aroma. A little floral also. Decent balance with malt and hop. Well made IPA.
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed apple juice body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strong grapefruit, some floral, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, strong grapefruit, caramel, some peach, moderately bitter. Medium body, some resin, light acidity.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Fruity aroma like jelly covered biscuits. Fairly flat pour with little head. Golden yellow in color. Very bitter flavor, lemony, but the malt adds richness. Definitely sweetens as it warms Desert dry finish. Definitely worth the tasting.