bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a copper with a small, oeff-white head. Beautiful aroma of grapefruit and florals. Flavor of heavy hops and alcohol. Flavor lasts for a long time.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper with a medium, off-white head. Sweet nose, lots of apricots and grapefruit--very close to Dread Naught. Sweet flavor, with caramel, piney/grapefruity hops, solid bitterness.
SpringsLicker (2944) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Lord Gorlock for sharing this one while on World Tour 2004!
A slightly off white sticky head forms above this light amber beer. Malty aroma, toasted marshmallows darkly toasted. The flavor starts sweet and finishes bitter. Alcohol well hidden. No faults, but I’d like more hops and a touch more body to score this higher. A good choice for someone wanting a little less hop intensity.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark orange appearance with a moderate off white head. The flavor is a nice kick of hops with some orange citrus, bread, pine , and caramel in the flavor. The aroma is pretty much the same and quite enjoyable. A bitter finish that leaves a citrus sting in your mouth. Yet another fantastic Double IPA!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RBSG 04’ Grand Tasting
Aroma of pine and cat piss with dry caramel. The flavor is sweet, light bitterness & jolly rancher watermelon. Finishes well-rounded, horrible aroma that really turned me off to this one.
igneous1 (1477) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
deep golden, orangeish color, with an eggshell white head..not thick, but lasting. aroma is quite strong on the piney hops, floral and herbal qualities, and lots of buttery toffee, and a moderate amount of perspiration. The flavor is essentially the same only with the alcohol being slightly detectable. Excellent creamy mouthfeel. Damn well-balanced. This beer truly gives the Dreadnaught a run for its money.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Burnt orange pour raising a big bubbled white head. Huge grapefruit nose. Another hop monster. fairly well balanced but still definitely all about bucklling your tongue. Abv is hidden pretty well making this a really enjoyable beer. Thanks to jcalabre for getting me the bottle!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2005 Bottle: About the same as the old rating, rating is up 0.2. RBSG 2004: Orangy red with a small white head. Big grapefruit, pine, spruce and orange aroma, starts off pretty bitter and get more bitter from there. Chewy mouthfeel with a long aftertaste.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle: Full off-white ‘holey’ head – intriguing lace. Beautiful & enticing caramel pine-hop aroma, so soft it puts the mind into a dream trace…clear bronze. Deep pine flaovurs – sticky sap, gooey caramel & sweet resin with a long hop flower bite in the finish. Amazing – this really is a session double IPA? Creamy & smooth palate. The finish is a mix of great bitterness & herbal qualities…what a beer!
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BIG peach smell as it warms. Also the requisite hop aromas--the resin seems to predominate over the grapefruit. Wierd there. Sweet and biscuity malts. Peach and grapfruit fight to the finish in a soft, sloshing fuzzy-full mouthfeel. Woo. This is very interesting. Finishes a tad too bitter for me, but SEE! SEE! Not all hoppy beers disgust me. Ma, look--I like an IIPA! The last beer of the NJ gathering, I drank this in the car and savored it before taking a little nap and heading home. Thanks Mike!