PorterPounder (6893) - 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 (1229) - 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 (5234) - 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!
JorisPPattyn (9050) - 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 (2901) - 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)