OldGrowth (3002) - 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 (12498) - 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.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 I bought this thinking it was an imperial IPA, oops! Yellow and clear color. Aroma is of hops mixed with alcohol. Just noticed this is 7.5%. Hoppiness is good, but there is serious metallic notes creeping up into this, was it stored upside down or something? ReRate GABF 2004 draft: Still that great hoppy flavor and aroma, but no bad metallic taste!
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the brewpub. Well-hopped IPA-style beer. Very good on cask. Also had on tap, which was good but not as good. Good hop flavor, citrusy, with a fair amount of malt to back it up. Overall, on cask this is a beer I really enjoyed but on tap it's nothing spectacular. Still, worth trying.