Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: murky bronze color, short, white head, rather typical IPA look
Aroma: now we’re talking, big, BIG, B-I-G! with the hops, fat with fruit, bitter, yet sweet, and complex, a cornucopia of citrus and peach, pineapple and more. Juicy!
Taste: hugeness returns in the flavor department, healthy hop content, with a firm presence on the palate, sticking to and playing with the palate. Warm and winning, this is a most excellent IPA, reminding me of a former favorite (but only because it’s left our market) Three Floyds Alpha King. Long, hoppy finish, ever-so tasty, profoundly satisfactory.
The only thing I’d change is the amateurish artwork on the label.
This one would have an honored spot in my fridge, if it were only available in MN.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured copper with a nice size white head and good lacing. aroma yeast, floral, hints of citrus like not so sweet oranges. flavor orange, hops and a hint of yeast. after working on the honey do list for a few hours this was nice and refreshing break.
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well. It is an IPA. You should know that I don’t like IPAs and the only reason I drink most of them is to rate them on here. The color on this is very nice! Ice tea brown with some head and good lacing. Looks very good! The heavy hops is a turn off to me, and no sign of any malt in the flavors. This actually gets a fairly good rating, partially due to the lack of cloying aftertaste lasting a long time.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very intense aroma, nice color and head, but somewhat disappointing... the hops were really intense in flavor as well, but it was too out of balance, as the malt couldn’t stand up to the bitterness
thegreenrooster (3436) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice copper with big white head. Flavor is a nice crisp hop bite with the usual citrus tang. Flavor is a bit subpar and nopthing really stands out. Ok but not great.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop juice, without much to back it up. Dark copper, decent head, aroma of grapefruit, pine. Flavor totally dominated by citric & resinous hops.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep golden color with nice thick white head! Nose of peach, pear, madrain orange, and the syrup that goes with them. Nice prickle, with dry finish and light body. Flavors of orange, pine, fresh fruit, leaving your mouth refreshed and looking for more. Bit too short of a finish and not as much flavor as a aroma but still an awesome brew!
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a deep brown with an orange hue has a tan white head that laces down the glass. grapefruit and candy aroma. sweet hop flavor that leaves an interesting floral taste. flavor fades quickly on this.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is hoppy and floral. Very hopped. Tastes more cirusy than most IPA’s I have had. Other flavor notes to come out are apple and light malt. Very nice IPA. Finish is a little sticky and it lingers.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with decent head retention. Nose full of pine needles (well, there’s a little sweet touch of malt in there too). Nice body to it. Soft malty sweetness accompanies teh hoppy burst. Hops are a nice balance of citrus and flower in your mouth. Hoppy touch (flowery) on the smooth finish. Lighter body allowed me to sample this one over and over again, for the purpose of accurate notes, of course.