Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium amber/deep orange with a good sticky off white head. Lots of citrus and piny hops in the aroma with a nice sweet crystal malt background. Flavor is citrusy- orange, lemon, pine, some grapefruit and perhaps some mango and apricot in there as well. Big bitter bite in the end.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark copper w/ frothy beige foam. Big hoppy aroma of grapefruit & pine w/ a fair malty, caramel backbone. Sticky, resiny feel. Big, assertive hop flavour that is sufficiently balanced by the malts. Finish is long, bitter, & somewhat earthy.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep orange. Light hop aroma, piney, vegetal in nature with sweet tooasty honeyed maltiness. Warming slightly fuelic oily hops feel fairly bitter, but it is very sweet at the same time, biscuity and showing characteristics I would normally like, but the balance is unimpressive, concentrating on basic flavors rather than aromatics. Hmm, I feel a bit let down considering my love for Duclaw, perhaps not in best condition.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG ’05 - a dark amber color with some creamy head on top, loads of hops in the aroma and some sweetness alongside. loads of hops in the flavor as well, backed up by some sweet caramel malts. the tail was very very bitter, something i didnt expect from and IIPA, which cost this a couple points in the end.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild cabbagey aroma with some maple and marzipan. Hops are very subdued in the nose. Clear copper coloured body is topped by low, fizzy ring of large-bubbled, white head. Sharp tangy hop flavour with fair bitterness over a sweet, biscuity malt base. Alcohol is apparent throughout. Medium-light body with a dry finish and low carbonation. Bottle sampled at RBSG’05.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was amber with a thin tan head...smell was sweet with faint hops...taste was more malty than expected...biscuits then some warm piney hops...some alcohol in the finish...good stuff...
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample courtesy of Scraff. Pours orangish/amber in color. Aroma and flavor is very heavy sweet malt with lots of caramel. Very little hops present. Very easy drink, probably a little dangerous in fact.
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 isn’t overhopped at all but more well balanced then I like in IIPA’s. 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.