motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i imagine this would have been better on tap. amber, aroma was more subdued than expected and quite citric. a little flat, peach nectar texture, hint of white grape, finish of aluminium roofing
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA is just fantastic. A mouthful of hops in every sip. Perfect amber-caramel color...and those little yeasties floating around....awesome! The finish sits around and just lets you enjoy it. 72 IBU...gotta love that.
sloth (2464) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice tan head that hangs. Hazy copper color. Piney hop nose, pleasent fruityness. Medium body, lightly oily. Nice hop juice! Solid toasty malt background. Finish is dry, fruity, hop-a-licious! Yeaya! Thanks to snowtiger for this one!
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, amber orange appearance that threw off a lot of sediment. Aroma was dominated by citrusy, resinous hops as was the taste. The small malt presence added a bit of a caramel flavor for a short while, but then was overwhelmed by the hoppiess. Full-bodied wih a biting, bitter finish.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one pours amber to orange with a medium creamy white head. Leaves quite good lacing in the glass. Aroma is very fresh, good piney hops, citrus and a nice malt background. Flavor is very full on the hop profile, very refreshing, nice malts and a good alcohol burn. The end is finished with a nice earthy bitterness. Very full bodied and very drinkable.
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Maximus pours a cloudy copper-orange with some big floaties in it (tons in the second half of the bomber pour). It has a big pillowy off-white head that has great retention and lacing.
Its aroma is piney, floral hops with some citrus notes and some light malt. Not as strong smelling as I would expect.
Its flavor is strong on the hops (spicy, piney and resiny) with a pretty strong bitter taste throughout. It has some sweet and citrusy malt initially. At first the hops dominated, then the sweetness became a little cloying, but as it warmed it balanced out fairly nicely. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected, with a sticky lingering bitterness.
Overall, this is a nice solid DIPA.
ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hop smell is very powerful, i can smell it across the table from me.. pours out amber colored with a thick and creamy looking tan colored head. smells floral hoppy and has a hint of pine. taste is good, very good mouthfeel and easy to drink. has a good lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. a good iipa, but i cant wait for my yulesmith and great divide to get here!
egajdzis (5290) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a small head and a fair amount of lace. Aroma of citrus and pine. Sweet and sticky hops, caramel, and a fair amount of alcohol here. Tastes like hop oil. It’s like a super dank bud.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a decent white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Big pine/grapefruit flavor. Lingering bitterness. Malt is there, but the bodu is slightly lighter that many other beers of this type. Nice hop tingling.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red/orange body. Small fizzy almost white head. Aroma is very pleasing, yet light. Seems like sweaty subdued hops that give way to a nice caramel malt. Taste is a sour cascade type of thing. Pleasing mouthfeel, and overall very good, but flavor is slightly lacking.