mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the greatest beers I’ve had. Very expensive in my area (@ $20.00 per 6-pack), so it will be only for special occasions. I LOVE hops and this beer proudly displays a ton of them!
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I must just not be the hophead I used to be. This opens with a huge cascade aroma dominated by pine scents. Flavor is overpoweringly hoppy--citrusy and piney, and intensely bitter. There is some caramel sweetness to back all this up, but not enough to balance things out. Finish is bitter and acrid.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apricot beer, not afraid of a little manly yeast, with foam that clings to the side of the glass like meringue. Resinous, but smooth for a Cascade-hopped beer. The palate on this beer was exceptional, considering the high hop content -- there are lots of ways that you could have gone wrong. (I actually found hop leaves in my bottle.) $3.39/bottle, but it’s a high-quality brew. I’d have rated it higher if they’d used another hop, and if Rogue would shake their silly Propaganda-style painted labels.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
big flavoured and well balanced ipa. cloudy orange colour. big hop aroma, and enough malt and alcohol to back it up. quite nice.
Terminus (3311) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 rerate-not changing the rating, but i would just like to add that i sampled this brew on tap at the map room in chicago on new years. Ohh, i forgot to add that the beer was free :)
Wonderful-12oz bottle cost me 3 bucks, but it was well worth it-orange hue, opaque with tons of bouncing bubbles at pour-citrus aroma with hops to boot!!! great tasting and very refreshing, even when it warms a little-pure excellece
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned. Served cool, not cold. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, excellent flavor and nice hop bitterness.
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.