ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this in a huge bottle. The nose is deliciously refreshing with citrus, spice and pine.
The brew pours a clear copper. The titanic off-white tight and creamy head is rocky, fully
lasting and has excellent lacing. The flavor is deep and almost perfectly balanced with a
moderate acidity present. Starts malty with a citrus middle and a heavy hopped finish.
There is a party on my tongue and everyone is invited sweet, sour, spicy, and bitter. The
medium body is very smooth and creamy with a soft to lively carbonation and a very
astringent feel to the finish. A great offering from one of the best breweries in the
jazz88 (2466) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Hazy amber. Serious citrus hop and spice aroma. Amazing hop flavor with big bitter aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick cloudy orange. Cascades of orange citrus, with a touch of malt buried beneath. Dry flavors in front with mild orange citrus with a grapefruit bite. Smallish cream colored head stick to the glass. Bitterness sets on the back of the tongue as the hops resins congregate and and sit and chat about things. After a few minutes the malt takes back the scene and pleads to send some more bitter refreshments. Gains a bit more balance as it warms. Nice IPA.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the hoppy aroma...mmmmm...hops. Nice and bitter. Beautiful cloudy amber color. For some reason I wasnít expecting much from this one, but was surprised, pleasantly of course.
kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! Sometimes I just forget how damn good beer is. This beer reminded me of that. Great thick color with huge hops. Really a pleasant to have in front of you.
omhper (17461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled.. Orange, hazy appearance. Well balanced hop... Err.. No, letís start over. Extremely grapefruity hop aroma. Rich malt backbone, soft mouthfeel, and then hops, hops, hops. Brutally bitter finish.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 What a brutal beer... Very Hoppy. Along the lines of the Imperial IPA, but a tad maltier. Great Rogue brew!!
InTheHopper99 (11) - USA - OCT 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíll get back to the description. tears in my eyes.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad bitter. Hop bitterness is more apparent than the Younger’s Special. Nice Cloudy copper color, off white head, slight hop aroma. Another tasty treat from Rogue Ales.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Knowing Rogues penchant for hops i was expecting this beer to be a little more brutal in the bitter category. (Iím tired so thatís funny to me.) On cask, this was quite malty, creamy and delicious with a nice hop finish.