Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfiltered cider color and a deep, rich alcohol appearance (it has some alcohol viscosity). Very strong, sweet alcohol flavor that’s very cordial-like. There are definitely hops in the sweetness, but the richness and bitterness is all alcohol. It finishes hoppy-bitter, but still the alcohol is there. A beer I deeply respect, but would not drink a lot of.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange. Nice fruity, perfumy aroma, with hints of alcohol. Very big hop bite to the finish.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A real winner. Much smoother than advertised, without a lot of bitterness. Has an almost fruity quality to it.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, cloudy, with yeasties. Not very bitter, fruity, good hops finish.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange color, creamy white head, small yeasties. Fruity aroma. Spicy cascade hops, nice clean, smooth aftertaste for an IPA.
AceOfHearts (1375) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber and clear, average head, some yeasties floating around and effervescence. The hops come out and really tug at your nose hairs with some strong crispness. Nice flavor, but the mouthfeel is a little bit slippery, not quite matching th crispness of the taste...but this is about the only drawback. Another winner from Rogue!!
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not quite as bitter as i was expecting from the name, but still a good beer. Great Cascade aroma and wonderfully balanced hop flavour with a decent bite.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful cloudy golden color with plenty of sediment and a thin, persistent head. Some sweetness in the aroma to accompany the citrus/hops. Again hops dominate the flavor with just a bit of malt coming through. The finish is amazingly bitter and long. I guess I was expecting more bitterness, but I thought this was great in that area. I need more bitterness, bring on Stone...
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 This brew just went form one of my lowest rated beers to one of my highest. I guess that goes to show what a little experience will do for ya. This Imperial IPA pours with an orange amber body topped by a very thick off white head with lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet, grapefruity and hoppy with slight piney notes and nice mango notes. Just incredible. The flavor is sweet, malty and fruity (mango) with a strong piney hoppiness and some grapefruit. Full bodied and smooth yet tingly on the tongue.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Golden amber brown colour (like cider), thick with lees suspention (unflitered). Very fragarent, flowery/sweet hoppy nose (Golding?). Thick, resiny, chewy feel. Taste: quite malty with fruit (apple?) and flowery notes. Perhaps hints of licorish. Very hoppy and bitter (almost, dare I say, too bitter). At first its bitterness seemed to intrude a little too quickly, but with time (and adjustment) beer began to seem more balanced. Linger bitterness and warm alcohol taste in the finish.