Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Oregon Convention Center, sampled 3 August 2004. Served in a plastic cup...but still a great beer. Deep malt body with flavors of brown sugar and rich caramels counters the evident yet subdued pines and earthy elements provided by the hops. Medium-bodied and rich. Good stuff.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy gold with a heavy long lasting head and lacing.
aroma was a heavy citris and hopps.
tangy orange citris taste with a tangh finish. very good .
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very satisfying IPA, I like Deschutes IPA a little better but this one is right up there. Very drinkable, I bought a 12 pack for last weekend, yumm.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite IPAs to date. Nose is classic, just what I picture in my mind when I think of sticking my nose in a glass of freshly poured IPA, hopy, fruity, but not particularly sweet. Hops dominate but are out of sync with the rest of the brew. Very refreshing, liking to be served on the chillier side. A damn good brew!
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - JUL 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really good IPA, I was surprised at how well it was done. Really big hop flavor with lots of earthy tones to it as well. An excellent IPA in my opinion and even underrated at the current percentile.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a good one. Hazy amber with a foamy white head. Rich aroma of grapefruit/hops. Nice carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor was citrusy, fresh, clean, crisp, and very refreshing. Damn, I’m enjoying IPAs.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2004 on tap: Hazy orange with almost no head. Light grass and pine aroma. Watery, soft and flat, starts and ends bitter.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pale, quite bright and pilsner looking. Some banana in the aroma, which I found rather surprising. Crisp and fresh. Nice hops, sweet, well-balanced. Seems like in the past year I’ve seem lots more IPAs with some malt in them, and it’s a welcome shift!
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy orange color with an averaged sized head. Piney Orange smell with slight yeast. Sweet tasting with not to much of a hoppy character. I prefer more of a bitter bite in my IPAs. Dry finish.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A quality IPA. Not the best or most hops tasting IPA, yet this has something different going for itself. The hops are still there but they do not hit you like a mack truck does sometimes in IPAs, which means the other tastes come out a lot more. The beer is amber with slight head. Aroma is hoppy and pleasant. Worth a try for sure.