heemer77 (5064) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is a very dark copper with a medium white head on top. The aroma is pungent with orange peels and caramel. There is a very sharp hops bite of pine and orange peels. Not much malt balances this out. This is very good but, I personally would prefer the 60 min.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 this is a better IPA, even though i really dont care for IPAs. A reddish brown color. not as bitter as i would have expected.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
definently not your typical IPA, pours a brownish red color, good smooth head that does desappear and thick lacing around glass. Very aromatic smell, belgiany spice, and fruity essence. Very smooth in mouth with little bitterness, hoppy and sweet. I am very impressed.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great brew, pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with a nice hop presence. Taste is very sweet and masks the higher alcohol very well, very good balance of malt and hops, ends only slightly bitter. Oh hell of a great brew.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a dark orange with a small head. Nice hoppy aroma with smells of citris (especially grapefruit). Nice hoppy flavors - citris and some pine (not overpowering hops) with a nice malty balance. This is now one of my favorite IPAs.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Filled with tastes of citrus and hops, very well balanced IPA. Enjoyed this one til the last drop, excited to one day try the 120 min.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crazy out of control hops, but thatís a good thing. Hints of citrus besides the hops. A new favorite
pexoo (17) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It starts with great coloring, a nice head, and full aroma. It finishes with a spice / clove taste and aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Very nice...
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Original Rating, May 21, 2004. Holy buckets of hops, Batman! Very nice, golden color with a thick head. Aroma was a killer blend of hops and flowers (other than hops). The taste explodes with hops. Malt is definitely present. Some trace spice also. It feels a little thick in the mouth and hides itís alcohol well. Very splendid brew; Iíll be looking for another one to discover even more about it! 9/5/9/4/18 Re-rating, October 31, 2008. Copper color with a medium head. Aroma of dried flowers and citrus hops. A strong vegetal bitterness, not really piney or citrusy. Strong caramel malt and a little chocolate.
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer, so itís the only one Iím giving a 20 rating. So hoppy and has a great fruity finish, and itís so creamy in your mouth. Best beer eva.