TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange, small white head. Strong aroma of flowery hops, barley and honey. Nicely balanced hoppy mouthfeel with hints of wheat. Long dry hoppy aftertaste.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(New 12oz Bottle) Typical hoppy/soappy Rogue nose. Chill haze is very dense. The head and lace are very thick and long lasting. The palate starts off with grapefruit hops, but ends with a bit of spicy/woodiness. The malt really does come through on this beer to balance it out. Overall, a very good and drinkable beer, but a bit pricy at $11.25 a 6 pack.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells and tastes like I bit into a grapefruit for sure! Its ok, I can drink it, but I’d rather stick with Rogue’s other offerings.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Smokeless Joe’s. A rather rich orange colour with a decent white head. Lots of fresh hops in aroma, and a little of that Rogue yeasty smell. Big hop taste, crisp mouthfeel, maybe not as overwhelmingly bitter as the name suggests. Surprisingly well balanced, not the hop juice these types can turn out to be. The 6.2% is appreciated to - just adds a little kick and substance to the beer. Simple but well done and enjoyable.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a large head and a bunch of chunks floating around. Great hop aroma. Flavor is a bit one-sided, with that side being the hops. Not too bad.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick hazy auburn color supporting a healthy khaki head with plenty of lacing. Bold aroma of hops, hay, orange zest and malt. Aggressive hoppy flavor but still well balanced with sweetness and a nice peppery bite of alcohol. Silky smooth mouthfeel and a big hoppy, bitter but clean finish. A really nice IPA.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville, NC. Fantastic hop aroma. While it almost burns your nose, you can still smell some sweetness. Amazingly enough, this is not an unpleasant bitter taste. Amber in color. Say, this isn’t so brutal. I like.
regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark copper color with a small rocky head.Very small patches of lace at top of the glass.First smell was all hops,but after tasting,I could smell malt,and a light hint of alcohol.The taste starts out with hops and citrus and finishes with a pine bitterness.Light-medium body and not alot of carbonation.This is well worth buying and I’ll buy again.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i found this down the street and decided to pick one up at it has been ages.after pouring a little more than half of the 22 into a pint glass i got a nice 1 inch head with a hazey golden brown body.it was a little light in the aroma category,but i could get some citrus in the nose.i was really impressed with the palate.i scensed hops,malts,a bit of bitterness and a dry finish.pretty impressive.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color, nice frothy head. Hoppy and orange zest nose. Bitter grapefruit taste, that gives a short intense bitter kick. Short aftertaste. Not brutal bitter and missing complexity. I liked it though.