whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, honey-colored body and thin white head. Balanced aroma of English malts and citrus. Big citrus and herb flavor. High bitterness; does justice to the term “bitter”. But this seems like a standard IPA in my book.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out cloudy and golden orange with a full white head. Powerful clear floral hops aroma. The flavor is dominated by floral hops which is accompanied by a faint touch of malt. Has a crisp, lingering bitter aftertaste. Overall not as well balanced as most of the other premium bitter beers.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy orangish gold with an nice off white head with good lacing. Pleasant floral hop aroma. taste is of floral and citrus (grapefruit) and very bitter, which I liked. Not all that balanced, but I didn't really care, A fine session type of beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Draft. Hoppy, floral aroma. Poured kinda flat for my liking. Nice citrus taste. Nice and bitter. The bottle though pours with a nice head and is more bitter.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern-Poured a orange gold color with a lasting white head...Aroma was all hops, but what did you expect...flavor was hops and citrus I tasted grapefruit...this stuff is fantastic...very crisp finish...bitter is the word...loved it.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old bottle style, not sure of the year. Wonderful session beer. Nice malty finish that helps the hops shine
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Issaquah Brewhouse. Hops are quite dominant, pours an orangey color with a fairly thin and quickly dissipating head. Definitely on the hoppy end of a bitter, more toward an IPA.
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good bitter. cloudy yellowish color, good smell, better than fullers in my opinion.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Nice pale orange, good head. A ton of hops for a bitter, but overcarbonated.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
If you like very, very hoppy and bitter beers, this one's for you!! This one was just way too bitter and hoppy, but then again, I'm not a hophead. It poured a small sized ivory head that contained fine-large sized bubbles that was mostly diminishing. The body was cloudy and uncarbonated with a yellow-gold hue. The nose was heavily hopped and the flavor was as well and also heavily bitter with a lingering fore and aftertaste. The mouthfeel was tingly and medium bodied. The lacing was fair.