vanvenlo (1405) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2004
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 7 May 2004 - Sampled 2004AIBA - Passionfruit and hops galour aroma. Cloudy amber colour, small head and lacing. Lacks malt depth or character. Too bitter for me but I guess this is an IPA so this is what you’d expect. Stick to the tongue hops that I don’t like. It seems that this is a beer that polarises opinion, like Orval. You either love it or rate it lower.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 Clear pale orange color with a good head and lacing. Nice citrus/floral nose. Nice grapefruit/pine notes in the bitterness. Finish is dry. NIce IPA
From the bottle 7 months later. Great color, aroma, and flavor! It holds up like a champ. More of a lingering bitterness than I remembered. Good IPA.
mjbennett (3) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big hop monster of a beer 70+ IBUs. It’s got a great malty sweetness and a wonderful (classic PNW) Cascade/Centennial hop flavor and aroma. The hops do tend to coat your tongue though.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light cherry gold color, crimson edges if you will, lots of sticky lacing & good head retention. The aroma is full of fresh grapefruit & floral cascade hoppy notes; very fresh. The flavor has a nice piney mouthfeel like hop juice & a nice granola sweet malt finish. Well balanced, good body, good IPA.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden brown with a tight head. Fruity aroma full of cascade hops. Fruity citric hop flavor leads into a bready mlat body. Finishes with a big floral hop flavor and a nice bitterness. Very nice, well balanced IPA
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Tap@The Drift Inn, Yachats, Oregon. Really great IPA. Super lychee/grapefruit/pine, very decent bitterness to complement the rich flavour, yummy!!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Brilliant copper body and snow-white head. Nice aroma and flavor of grapefruit, spruce and pine. Intense, palate-wrecking quality bitterness. Hops overpower a bit, but take you for a fun ride.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange/copper. Has a mostly orange aroma with some grass. Caramel/hop flavor that is well balanced. Finishes bitter and dry.
Terminus (3340) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber-pours a pretty standard ipa orange hue with nice sudsy white head. huge citrus aroma, but doestn really smell like cascade to me. piney flavors start, then a citrus finish. long dry finish. a pretty solid IPA
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crazy hop aroma that hints of strawberry and ripe fruit, crystal clear brown/red color, white lacey head, intense hop flavor, citrus, pine, I heard these bombers are delivered to every beer rack in a pelican’s sack, thank you kind pelican, for your brew is delicious.