redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy orangish color with a medium uneven off-white head. Pine aroma is out front, first the needles then more of a bark/sap of an evergreen. Crisp pine taste, not bitter but smooth. I like it.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 Summer Gathering 2003:
Sweet, almost honeyish, caramel nose. Clear amber. Very bitter flavor, thin, wanting of a greater malt backbone.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Deep golden cloudy liquid witha few speckles. A small creamy looking head of off white bubbles. Heavy herbal and floral aroma with a touch of pine, grapefruit and butterscotch. Slight hint of vinyl in the nose. Fresh hops flavors from the start. Light malt on the way. Quite acidic throughtout the quaff. Rather smooth feel, but the biting acid prickles the mouth and tongue. Interesting brew to me. One I really want to like, but I seem to find small faults that really distract.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich hazy copper w/ fine finger of darkish gold foam. Fresh, powerful pine & citrus nose w/ light minty notes. Full, resiny feel. Intensely bitter w/ fresh pine & citrus (grapefruit) flavour & lots of malt to back it up. Excellent.
Terminus (3308) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 Re-Rate-bottle purchased at Buddyís Beer Barn in El Paso, TX. pours a deep orange hue with nice sudsy white head. aroma of freshly picked hops-like putting my head into a hop bag. like a pine forest. Lots of green hop flavors-this bottle must be very fresh. Definately not what i was expecting since it took so long to get to El Paso. this is a green hop beer if i ever tasted one. this is more a fresh pale than an IPA. refreshing body and short finish. cool brew. better than i remembered it.
Bottle-RBSG-6/28/03-First beer i tried in the huge tables of beers at the gathering on tasting night. there was so much of this stuff, people there were giving this stuff away after a while. Aroma was very citrus/piney-appearance was pale orange. Flavor was very balanced. Nice malt behind all the hops. Im glad that DFH finally got off their a** and bottled this one.
jezmez68 (403) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Hilarious. I must have got a bad batch initially when I rated this back in 2002. Iíll leave it here as a bit of comedy. Picked this up at Trader Joeís in Chicago as part of a "build your own." Silly. I got 2. One of the best IPAs Iíve ever had. Pours amber, very nice head. Good flavor. Not necessarily as good as the 90-minute, but still very good. And now for the 2002 review-------As far as IPAs go, this one was the most dissapointing one Iíve had to date. You get the IPA aftertaste without the initial IPA flavor. In fact, the initial flavor does not even seem to be there. Itís all aftertaste. But still, itís an IPA, which is probably my favorite kind of beer, so itís not too bad. What do you expect, itís from Delaware.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really effervescent, really hoppy - this brew has quite a kick! Hoppy, barley aroma, and bitter - like....watercress. Quite good.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cascade hop aroma, powerfull citrus notes. Pours pale yellow, mildly cloudy, with yeast floaties. Malt is light. Citrus/hop in the flavour but weak. I expected more hops in the finish. There was some discussion around the table that this might have been oxidized, so I will have to re-rate.
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus aroma. Light orange colour. Disapointing beer. Less hop flavour than anticipated. Flat, ligh one-dimensional flavour.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG2003. Herbalicious! Pineariffic! Resin-o-rama! Not much malt or sweetness at all for me, sampled slightly warm, light golden ringed head, very nicely done if not the most balanced thing in the world.