HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful IPA, deep copper/amber color, intense floral aromas, loaded with hops, bitter and flavorful a hopheads dream, good kick, set the standard for many NW IPAs, perfectly crafted ale!
BillKismet (3357) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Autumn orange-peach color with brisk carbonation. This beer has a zippy, pungent, tangy hop aroma and taste. The beer is saturated with hoppiness as to numb the mouth. This beer does lack the metallic aftertaste of many strong IPA’s. Extremely hoppy, and semi-strong--making a good IPA.
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge floral hop aroma, dark orange w/ a large foamy white head. Whoa!! that is hoppy, but kind of watery on the palate which DFH’s wasn’t, which is now sets my standards for IPA’s. Nice dry, hoppy finish, with a hint of grapefruit and lime. A damn fine IPA, but 4.25$ for a 12oz bottle..c’mon.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 WOW!!! I imagine that this is what a real IPA tasted like when it arrived in India... Amazing hop bitterness along with a wondeful combo of Cascade & Kent hops with a touch of Saaz. Not for the faint of heart... Only a true lover of IPA will appreciate this great beer. So, to paraphrase the Arogant Bastard... you might as well drink Bud because you won't be able to appreciate the greatness of the I2PA...
wr399 (8) - USA - MAY 2, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW, I love this Beer. It was everything I have come to expect from ROGUE
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good well crafted IPA.
copper colour, frothy head. floral nose with a pungent biting hoppy taste.
while an overall good beer it was not as assertive as I expected for a Rogue IPA.
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, not great. Obviously very hoppy, but somehow lacking. Though similiar, I actually like Brutal Bitter much better.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful copper color with a lovely and invitingly sweet aroma. Full malty body with a hop betterness that slowly creeps up on you from behind( or as my lovely wife put it’regurgitatedly bitter taste!’). Hey, I loved it.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - FEB 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was expecting much better from Rogue, so was a little disapointed. But a decent IPA
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really strong for an IPA, but I could drink it on occasion.