blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask: This beer had a very kick. Impressive. A lot of orange and hops. Not bad for a double IPA, i had expected a lot more hops. Very well balanced
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this, cask-conditioned, at the RFD tasting. A fruity pale ale. Nice cloudy lemony taste with a slow blooming hop.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very cloudy amber...on tap at RFD tasting. hop aroma, very fruity, and follows through with huge bitterness, and a tinge of belgian character. pretty decent
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks to axilla for the trade. Pours gorgeous redditsh amber with a moderate beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is mild, malty with a floral hoppiness. Good flavor, nice balance of sweet, mild malts and bold hops - assertive but not overpowering. Light to medium body and brash carbonation. Nice beer and very enjoyable. Too bad they only make this in winter...
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly sweet aroma. Very crisp, sweet with some good hops. A very enjoyable beer.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fine strong ale - sure, maybe the malts and alc% veer it towards IIPA, but geez, Iíve tasted more hops in some regular pale ales. Ok, the aroma has a big hop - piney, citrus, some sweetness. Taste is sweet thick bready malts and a super tasty orange juice hop with hints of pine. I really do like this. Grabbed this bottle at Dís in Pittsburgh, 11/11/04
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Andyís Corner. Clear, dark amber color with a thick white head.
Nice hoppy/piney aroma. Flavor was more subdued than the aroma let on.
Hoppy, but not overly so. Nice malt balance.
Braudog (5577) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange-red with thin, but sticky head. Sweet pine aroma. Wonderful sweet hoppiness here ... crisp and tart, a hint of citrus, but not too much. Superb beer.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep orange/amber color (looks like an Oífest), head is very thick, almond color, mostly lasting. aroma is grapefruit and butter initially. flavor has the bitterness level of an IPA more than a typical IIPA, but itís still not bad. i actually think i can taste the fuggles. they arenít my favorite hops, but i love picking the flavor apart for fuggles...good times. not bad.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, copper color with huge head. Strong smell of hops and pine if ypou will, winter beer and all. Mild malt also. Flavor was crisp and hoppy, lots of good ness on the tongue. I liked this plenty.