Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, pale amber color, nice, fresh white head atop, settling into a narrow ring.
Aroma, citrus, grapefruit, peachy, banana, a bit of pine, pineapple, even, but none too pronounced. A little slick, and oily.
Mmm, big impact on arrival! Huge entry on the palate, brimming with hoppitude, bristling with piney resins, juicy, tarry associations, just a hop-tastic blaze set loose on the tastebuds. Mellows out right quick, and there’s just enough malty feel in the body to provide appropriate balance. Just enough, though, not a plentitude or anything, the hop phalanx at the for is still in firm command.
Taste like a pale ale, but with this blaring, blazing, utterly reckless cadre of hop devastation setting fire to any semblance of balance...not that that’s a bad thing...in fact, I like it!
Quite an interesting bottle of brew they got going on! Cheers to that!
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Peppery, very sweat alc with herbal hops, mild body, a bit more bitter than I expected, not bad.
OldGrowth (3118) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewpub, Toasty, nutty, citrusy nose. Brownish orange color. Small white head. Bitter flavors. Grapefruit, honey, grainy. Thin body, big bitter finish. Was dry hopped version. made for a nice touch. Cool floor at pub.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling clear golden-orange body with an off-white head, The aroma is citrus and grassy hops with light alcohol. The flavor is lighlty sweet with medium hop bitterness and some alcohol towards the end. Medium slightly sticky body.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Clear apple juice body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, grassy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, apple, grassy, light alcohol presence. Medium body.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with white head & lacing. The aroma is musty hoppy with some fruity PNW hops. The flavor has lots of malt sweetness & some citrusy hops & a little alcohol.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@The Jolly Roger. I ahd two versions of this beer, the regualr one and also a double dry hopped vesrion called "Double Dry Hoppy Imperial IPA". Both version were from the Jolly Roger and bothe were on tap. The regular was typical of an Imperial IPA. Very hoppy, heaps of lychee and pine, pretty sweet, with the hops of course bittering it out a bit. The double hopped vesrion i also scored exactly the same, but this was perhaps maybe a touch dryer and definitely more hoppy and bitter, both versions were tasty.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Hazy amber color with creamy off-white head that lingered well and left nice lacing. Malty, ciney, citrus aroma with perfume notes as well. Truly a hop nectar, surprisingly mile upfront, sweet, smooth and creamy with a bihg hop rush of pine, citrus and an amazing grapefruit finish. Creamy and full body. Over all a nice ale, though not as satisfying as others of the IIPA style due to milder maltiness.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Billiant golden. Lightly reedy cascade hop aroma. Bitter, a bit thin with some metallic notes. Finishes quite dry and long bitter aftertaste.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden in color with no head,cloudy.Large aroma of citrus,oranges especially.Mildly bitter,good hop character,finishes dry.