11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Eyedrinkale via Scraff. Big hops from the past. A nicely malty aroma, the hops seem to have faded out. Body is a touch thin. Bitterness is not over the top. Nicely done.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange color with a nice sticky pine hop aroma. This isnít overhopped at all but more well balanced then I like in IIPAís. A bit more on the malty side in fact. Body is nicely carbonated and rich tasting.
Firefaery (19) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of fresh hops. Nice lacing that sticks all the way down the glass. Caramel malt and a citrusy hop flavor. Beautiful, deep amber-red color. Rich and thick on the palate.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I tasted this next to venom. This IIPA is not hoppy enough for the style. Alcohol showed a bit. Rather sweet and malt forward. If you are looking for hops drink the excellent Venom.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on the 2 day special September mini-release, and yum. Aroma is a bit faint at first, but comes alive as it warms a bit. Lotsa piney hop, but no shortage of sweetness either. Flavor is huge, a very well balanced IIPA. Not all hops, but a perfect balance of extreme hop with a rich and full malt backbone. Laced all the way down. Seek this out and enjoy!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper-orange. Nose is creamy and hoppy. Loads of grapefruit, very tart and fruity. Decent breadiness at end.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark golden color with a large white head and nice lacing. Usual IIPA Citrus hop aroma, and a SWEEET (this is a good sweet) bitter pine, resin, hop, taste.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful frothy head. Lace forms well. Definitely tastes like an IPA. Strong hop aroma and flavor. Grapefruit flavors mix well with malt. Smooth despite the hop flavor. Great beer.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG2003 -- Dark amber with a hops/dark sweetness nose and a nice lace ring around the glass. Almost dry mouthfeel with a quickly evaporating hop bitterness. Some citrus/grapefruit flavors but more balanced with the malts than the big NW IIPA's. Great beer that I wish I had access to.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vibrant firey red/orange. Creamy light orange head. Very light piney aroma - at the tree tops, just a hint, sort of wind-blown, if you will. The palate is totally absent to me, it just never showed up. . . light hop/wood finish, but it just isn't enough to consider this a great beer. . . regardless, thanks for the experience hopscotch!