schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bitter, shocks the tongue on the first swig. Hints of butterscotch because of the hop intensity. Bitter overload giving a sweetness afterward. Funky!
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bam, hops in your face! Cloudy orange in color with plenty of floaties and a medium sized head. Pungeant hop dominated aroma makes my mouth water. 10% alcohol you say? Well, it is very well hidden beneath layers of resiny, earthy, citric hops and generous amounts of malt to match. A hopheadís delight and not for the faint of heart. Had this at a wedding and a couple folks asked me what it was. My deScription mustíve been good because they each went to the bar and approriately poured the beer from the bottle into a glass. They promptly puckered up and gagged. None of them finished the beer :-(. Hey, I told them it wasnít for the faint of heart!
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The cascade hops are very obvious as soon as you open this bottle. Deep amber hue with very little carbonation. No head retention but who needs it with and IPA? Very hoppy nose but not overhopped on the palate, quite enjoyable actually. I would have to recommend this one to anyone who is not a West Coast IPA fan. Could have used a bit more malty texture and afterwash is mildly bitter.
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 Iíve 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 (4773) - 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 itís a high-quality brew. Iíd have rated it higher if theyíd 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 (3407) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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 thatís 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.