Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2003 Strong crystal hop/grapefruit aroma nicely balanced by malty sweetness. Not unpleasantly bitter like too many of its strongly-hopped cousins (not so much english bitter styles but west coast brews). Only brutal when compared to bud/miller/coors. Otherwise, this is just plain delicious.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
much like has been said before, citrusy and bitter. orange pour with an ecru head. not as bitter as it claims, really, and quite hoppy. not bad.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a thick white head. Nose has a lot of citrus and hop. As others have said, you can taste the citrus flavor within, but doesn't come off as a "brutal" bitter. Goes down WAY smooth. Could be more bitter, but overall was a fine brew.
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What was that solid object that went íplopí as i poured this beer? Anyways, its kinda bitter, but certainly not brutal. It basically tastes like grapefruit juice.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber, medium off-white head, hoppy citrus nose. Thick mouthfeel, grapefruit, bitter. Tasty but one-dimensional.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, with good head. Nice malt flavor--at least what I can taste. Canít taste
too much because of all the hops in this beer. This is really too much on the
hop front. I had to soak my tongue in warm water after I drank this beer just so I
could taste things again. I wish they could have laid off some of the hops so I
could taste all of those interesting malts used.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2007 cloudy amber,white head.Citrus hop nose. Grapefruit hop flavor throughout with long strong finish
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange cloudy beer with thin white head.
Fruity and hoppy aroma.
Citurs and grapefruit flavor. Bitter and hoppy.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange gold color. Medium head. There are chunks of something in the bottom of the glass. Aroma is floral and grapefruit. A very nice bitter. Hops are very pronounced. Complex flavors, the dominant hop flavors being grapefruit, floral and pine. Yet there is a very strong malt backbone to this beer. It’s a very hoppy and bitter beer. Yet for all that bitterness, it’s a very smooth tasting bitter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is very bitter. Don’t think I want to know what’s sitting at the bottom of the glass though. Etched/painted beer bottle.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Still has that cloudy gold colour with ample fluffy off white head. Aroma has a strong hop floral aroma that is dominating over the malts. Flavour is strong with hops and medium bitters handing off the sides of my tongue. The body is a bit weak and moves under the medium to the watery side of things.
Cloudy gold colour. One of the better bitters that I have had. Tastes like how a really good old book smells... if that make any sense to you? Very nice aroma!