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 (1799) - 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 (2570) - 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.
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy deep golden, almond-colored head. somewhat lasting. heavily carbonated. aroma is loaded with grapefruit hoppiness, nice caramel malt base, not dominating but definitely there. i would confuse this aroma all day long with that of an IPA. the flavor is somewhat different in that the hops are not AS assertive. finish is nice and bitter as the name would suggest. really a very nice beer.
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I expected it to be darker...an interesting skunky aroma. The apricot came in hot for me. The citrus made an appearance in the after taste. IBU’s in the 80th percetile?
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#44).
Cloudy orange colored with a fine off-white head. Fresh and full bittersweet hoppy and fruity aroma with notes of apricot and orange. Plenty of bitter hops in the flavor with a fruity middle. Very dry specially in the finish. Fresh and very tasty!
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the brewery. orange golden colour. big grapefruit aroma with a suggestion of caramel. plenty of bitterness. pretty flavoursome but didn’t totally grab me
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at isaac newtons..Cloudy orange with small head.Good aroma..numbs my mouth with hops,,maybe just compared to the other beers i was drinking that night (hefe,flemishsour.) i liked this one alot.
Dorwart (2509) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Large, light tan/yellow head of fine bubbles. Decent carbonation. Nice hoppy citrus aroma with some grapefruit and pine with a bit of skunk up front. Hazy dark orange/amber in color. Nice smooth flavor. Very well balanced with a bit of lemon. Crisp flavor. Dry palate with nice lingering bitterness at the finish. A very good ESB from a brewer with a lot of good beers. Nothing fancy just a very good beer.