notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear copper, moderate lacing - strong hop aroma, with citrus and apricot - medium malt backbone grounds the hop character - flavors of pine, apricots, a touch of cotton candy - juicy hop flavor - long finish - a tasty IPA.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy copper with small light tan head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Flavor had citrus and woodsy touches. Not bad.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Very nice aroma of fruity sweet hops. A bit like grapefruit, but more sweet with flower and malt. Appearance is great... medium orange/copper in color and a large head that doesn't go away. Taste is good as well; fresh lemon hops with some fruit/strawberry in the middle. No rich malts like a imperial, but the delicious hops are definitely there.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Orange-copper, almost murky body loaded with particles of various sizes. Fleeting soapy head. Nice strong nose of pine, cheese, fruit, and caramel malt. Fresh and crisp dry hopped flavor. Full mouthfeel. This beer is downright bawdy and a fine IPA. Drank in celebration of my RateBeer FFL 2003 championship. Arrogant Bastards upset the undefeated CaveCreekChiliSquad to take the championship!
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical IPA. Sweet hopy haziness. Average. It did, however, go well with the nachos I ordered at the restaurant.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appetizing cascade-y aroma as soon as the bottle is opened. Hazy copper color with plenty of carbonation. Thin white head that leaves minimal lacing. Great aroma! Sweet malt background with floral hop notes. The flavor is a step down, there's that same pleasant sweetness, and great bittering hops, but to me there's a staleness in the aftertaste. I expected something a little more citrusy, I guess. All in all, a great beer.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 2003 Bottle. Nice amber color. Hazy, small yellow orange head. Tiny bubbles, lots of lacing. Big alpha hops aroma, very delicate yet tart and powerful. First sip is light, flowery, airy. Then a big dose of hops, mostly dry. Finishes with a huge bitterness. Wow. This is just way too overboard on the hops. Malt never gets through. The flavor is good, the balance is just off. Very perfumy hops flavor though, I like it, not syrupy or very piney, just citric/floral. Hop heads only please! couldnt be more true. 2004 draught It’s fresh, it’s fruity, it’s juicy and flavorful and I will up the palate score, as it is much more balanced than I remember, but it still tastes a bit one-dimensional.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gorgeous clear deep amber color with a somewhat formy white head that diminished quickly but left nice lacing. Aroma is dominated (as expected) by hops, grapefruit and pine with some caramel malts also discernable. Flavor is hops and more hops. A little unbalanced actually, I was looking for more malt backbone, so this came off as slightly like hoppy water with a dry, tart, grapefruit rind finish. The malt is present, but overpowered IMO. Smoothe mouthfeel, medium body but could benefit from more carbonation. Felt flat on the tongue. Definitely delivered the hop blast, but was over all kind of a disappointment for me.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, lots and lots of sediment. Pine scent. Pine hops, which aren't all that intense, and not much to back them up. It's a simple beer; easy to sip, but not much there to grab you.
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet and creamy hop aroma. Hugely sweet flavor, candy-like. Has a soft cloudy orange appearance. Sweet peaches and soap, with some light lemon and orange flavors as well. Thanks Tanner!