Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exceptionally bitter, very fresh, very full bodied, piney - very little malty sweetness. I loved it and was utterly surprised. I thought it would pile on some sugaryness like other IPAs - I'm so glad it didn't!
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an orange gold color with a large bubbly white head that left nice lacing. Orange, citrus, sweet hop, and perfume aroma. Pine, resin, citrus, hop taste. This was a super hoppy brew, and that was about it. I do enjoy hops, but it left a bittering taste in my mouth.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear honey with a fluffy, cotton head. An intense hop aroma sprung forth from the bottle seemingly before the cap was even off. Huge citrus and pine dominate. Great big juicy grapefruits and lemons, fresh dew-drenched pine trees and pronounced bitterness dominate the nose. The flavor profile is really along the same lines. Huge hops through out. The lemon, pine and grapefruit really come alive, mostly because there isn't a whole lot of malt to balance. This is a very effervescent and gaseous brew, causing hop-induced hiccuping well before halfway through. For some reason I was in the mood for hops, and this really fit the bill. In all honesty, this could definitely use more malt to balance the hops and provide a fuller body. Tasty, but it could have been better.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice butter and apricot yellow, clear, with a big horkin' white head, frothy as an overworked ox. tangy aroma, a bit perfumy, but pleasant with orange tea, honey and oozing pine bark. sweet peaches and cream flavor, or orange zested ice cream, creamy carb and lightly sweet vanilla wafer golden malts. a good fruity bite of plump hops-- not explosively hoppy, but entertainly so. great with a meal or a cigar. at three bucks for a bomber, this is an 'everyday' beer and well worth stocking.
Frank (2862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 Crystal clear golden with a hint of red. An eighth inch of creamy white head that leaves great lacing. Smells strongly of pine with a bit of an earthy hint. A quick bite up front. Soft carbonation. Slightly watery. Intensely bitter finish and not much else. A one-dimensional hop-centric brew.
Darkover (1515) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden/copper color with a big lasting white head. Citrus and piney hop aroma. Flavor of citrus, grapefruit and hops. Finish of grapefruit bitterness.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slight malt and decen hop aroma. Nice big hop bite throughout. Not my favorite, but a good brew nonetheless.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Whoa, huge bottle. No ABV listed but I'd guess around 7%. All hops, very little other flavor. Bah.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma of pine and slight citrus. Nice slightl smokey malty flavor and rounded out with a hop kiss. A really nice beer.
jgb9348 (4730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfect orange tinted golden colour with a great thick dense off-white head. Sensational aroma of grapefruity and citrus hops, peaches and even some pear sweetness. Seriously a mouthwatering beer. Medium-bodied; Strong inital hoppy flavour mixed with the fruity sweetness fades to a subtle hop taste. Aftertaste shows a little of the hops, but much less than the inital taste. This is balanced well with malt...and truly a great beer. This 22 ounce bomber survived a trip from Denver to Detroit. Detroit to Washington and Washington to Rochester and still tastes great three months later! I bought this bottle at Total Beverage in Denver, Colorado.