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 (2832) - 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 (1513) - 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 (4710) - 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.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like cascade hops, a clear light amber with an off white head. Very nice fruity, hoppy sweet onset, a wonderful bitterness, followed by a sweetly bitter finish.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma consists of Cascade hops and hoppy peacher fruitiness. Appearance is a light amber in color. Flavor is excellent: sweet fruitiness up front with a big hoppy bitter/fruit finish. Nice thick mouthfeel.
Indra (2608) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2005 Lightly flowery, piney and citric hop aroma. Light-medium golden color, with light creamy foam and lacing. Largely hop-accented flavor, more pine and citrus, with some spice and light malt sweetness. Some balance here. Light-medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable IPA.