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 (275) - 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 (2090) - 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 (4139) - 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.
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew poured a medium sized head of fine to large sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a carbonated very hazy cloudy old brown banna yellow colored body and a good lacing. The aroma is all hops and the mouthfeel is strong hops and very bitter. The flavor is all hops. Can I have my stout back please! Oh well, the hop heads will love this one!
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favorites from Rogue. Really nice copper color with so much hops it is unreal. Lots of bitterness, flavor and aroma, which is very surprising considering they only used crystal. Malt is not really in balance but who cares. This beer rules!
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is peach amber with a decent beige head. Nose is apricot and light grapefruit. Flavor starts fruity and sweet turning to a citric hop bitterness and finishing somewhat dry with a lingering orange peel after taste.