Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big white billowy head. Glowing golden color. Citrus IPA aroma. Not overbearing hop presence, somewhat smooth. The bitterness and malt character blend nicley. Leaves a refreshing aftertaste. For whatever this beer whants to be, it’s very enjoyable.
heemer77 (5165) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bomber with a huge thick head. It is a cloudy orange and gold color. Aroma of sweatsocks, soap and a little bit of hops citrus. The taste is pine, soap and a little orange peel. This is very dry and hoppy for a bitter. Unimpressive for a Rogue. Way overhopped for the style. Not at all subtle and not a session style beer. This is a bitter that wants to be an IPA.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rogue Ale House in San Francisco. A very dark amber beer with a beige head. A mildly bitter flavor with a sweet finish and subtle hop. A good bitter.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft: pours nice orange brown with a tan head. nose of piney cascade hops and citrus. the mouth was quite nice. hops pushing through and being dominant with this bad brew. citrus and pine angain, some grapefruit possibly in the back door. highly drinkable without being ruinous. gots a bite to it!
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Attractive appearance, citrus hoppy aroma. A nice collection of malts, grapefruit and big dose of hops. Well crafted, interesting and satisfying. Enjoyed this very much.
Sammy (9437) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a citrus IPA with pine. Fruit midsip. Downs bitter yet toned down with a faint lemoniness and Bittersweet aftertaste. Oily 59 IBU. Americanized ESB. Forget Wheat, this at the end of the hot day.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with a beige head. Citrus, hops to the nose. Medium body with some carbonation. Taste was not as bitter as the name implied. A decent drink but not outstanding.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Art of Beer ’04: Amber red color. Cirtusy hop aroma. Taste is overwhelmingly grapefruit. Too fruity for me.
Re-rate (5/9/2008). On tap @ Redbones. The 2004 me was an idiot. Yes, the hops have a very citrusy flavor, but not in a bad way. Very flavorful ESB. (Original rating: 2.9)
theFritz469 (16) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy aroma.Cloudy gold color.Hops not overwhelming,good balance.Not overly impressive.Good beer.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at The San Diego Brewing Company: Pours a brick amber gold color that yields a small very white head. Aroma is very mild, some hoppy bitterness mixed with some malty notes. Flavor is hops melded quite well with the malt. It’s balanced decently (is that a word?). Body is soft and medium silky. A decent beer.