Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear amber beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy, but also with some off-notes like detergent. The flavor is sweet hoppy with notes of prunes and loads of hay, leading to a dry hoppy end.
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the pilsner room in portland. very full and hopped ipa though not as bitter as expected. pine and lychee aroma with some porridge and orange rind flavours. sweet and reminded me of my old man’s pancakes with lemon juice and brown sugar
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Falling Rock pre-Gabf tapping party.
Solid, punchey nose of pine, resin, grass. Quite fresh, intoxicating and definately dry hopped.
Sprucey, piney, Centennial hops bliss in a glass. Fresh, dry and incredibly hoppy, quite medicinal as well with malt notes of caramel and biscuits.
3fourths (8216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Full Sail Pilsner Room, Portland, July 2004. Dark red color, very fresh hop nose which isn’t overpowering, sweet orange and caramel hop flavor. Not a bad bitterness, not too much, very even and fair for the not-so-ultra-hophead. Cherries, sweet caramel malts... pretty tasty, though not explosive.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is hoppy and caramel. A medium bodied imperial IPA. Malts are fruity and caramel. Hops are grapefruity and juicy. Big hop flavors are nicely balanced by a surprising large malt backbone. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling amber with a fine light tan head. Malt and citrus aroma with pine and caramel notes. Flavor is a letdown, medium bitter and a muddle of citrus/pine/caramel. medium body. Decent but overall underwhelming.
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(RBSG04) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, earthy. Alcohol warming in the finish. Medium-full body.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber w/ a big hop aroma. The flavor is hoppy, but not overly done. This is a well-balanced IPA. Very smooth and enjoyable
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2004
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Horse Brass Pub in Portland
Amber ruby hue with a light flim of head and some sticky oily lacing. Very perfumey with some delicious C hops; grapefruit and hop resin. The flavor has a good amount of bitterness but is balanced by the moderate alcohol content. Lots of PNW hops going on here, I really want to try this on cask. Finishes with some more hops and oak, not too dry but not too sweet like some of these stronger IPAs. Smooth mouthfeel, very good.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@The Pilsner Room, Portland. A great 2IPA. Pretty full on thick and sweet. Very hoppy, piney, grapefruity, also a bit woody and i got a fair hit of vanilla in there, which was a bit odd, suffers a little for being a bit one dimentional, but it was still very nice.