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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship beer. Columbus hops impart flavors of grapefruit and a hint of cedar..


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Light orange gold color. Medium head. Aroma is hoppy and earthy. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are slightly fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity, floral and very earthy. A nice hoppy IPA. Finishes very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
I could drink this beer all day, never getting tired of it. Cloudy amber body with floaties; off-white head that leaves lovely lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel. Medium-full body, light chewiness. The bitterness is moderate but does not linger. Lovely beer -- doesn’t try to do too much, focusing on flavor rather than hitting you over the head. Too bad more PNW brewers don’t take this route.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
RBSG 2004 Growler - Cloudy amber-orabge iwth a frothy white head. Sharp pine and citurs notes with a good amount of nuttiness in teh aroma. The flavor is lots of nuttiness all wrapped up in a piney shell. Medium body and dry finish. A good and ceratinly different IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2004
RBSG 2004, growler: Cloudy orange with a small creamy white head. Pine aroma with some earthy notes. Starts and ends bitter with a full, lively body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Drank from a growler at the 2004 RBSG. Golden, slightly hazy. Another great IPA that’s more than just hop juice. Brandy and wholesomeness, some nice malts here. Yeasty qualities that I wouldn’t have imagined working out in an IPA, but they compliment the hops quite well. Excellently done and deserving of being one of the top beers on the site.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Amber with a creamy white head and nice spotty lacing. Strong earthy hops. Citrus with a nice malt backing. Musky earthiness for the hops in the flavors. Some bitter and citrus. Malty finish with a very nice dose of hops.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (4076) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2004
I need to give a special thanks to Jagerqueen for bringing the growler of this amazing beer to the RBSG ’04. I consider myself a hop head and have been aware of this beer for a long time, and it was worth the wait. Pretty golden beer with a fluffy white head and a simply amazing aroma. The hops smelled very fresh with floral and pine notes. Intricate hop flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus, but mellowed to almost take all the harshness out. Well balanced, delicious beer. I love this beer, and if I ever get near it again, I’ll make the special trip.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 RBSG 04. Pours a nice orange color with a white head. Aroma is fulll of floral hops, very appealing. Tsate almost starts sweet but the bitterness quickly takes over to add a great hopped taste, great for us hop lovers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2004
Tap@The College Inn, Seattle. Seattle seems to be the place for good IPA’s. This is a cracker of a beer. Full flavoured. Caramelly malts, lightly buttery, nice and soft. Lots of hops, lychee, piney hops. Seems like the combo of caramel and lychee wouldn’t work, but it certainly does in this beer. This is the real deal. Bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wesley (10) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Diamond Knot Brewery go there if you can. A great medium bodied IPA. Grapefruit aroma, nice mellow head on this beer, its there all the way through but stays out of your way. This is a real drinking beer not a sipper and I am glade to see a beer such as this is appreciated by the big beer lovers of this site.


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