aracauna (3162) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a little dark for an IPA. A medium reddish brown, extremely cloudy and you can see the sediment. Bitter hops, but little citrus or piney sappiness. Nice heavy malt. Thick body for an IPA.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rough and tumble hop barbarian, so big and huge that it’s more like a baby Bigfoot than an IPA. Big prickly hops throughout, not much malt showing through. Almost syrupy body. Challenging, even for a hophead.
joet (2258) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Totally hopped up, resinous as hell, piney, cascade power with juniper spikes, all front little back like a Barbie twin, some Eisbier like alcohol flashes. Challenging and crazy.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting. Not much Chritmassy about it but good. Extremely bitter, much more so than the brutal bitter, with not enough malts to back it up.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very Impressed, Looked very dark, but went down extremely smooth. Highly impressed. One of rogues best.
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a true beer for all to endulge into. I recently visted the Rogue brewrey in Newport, OR and tryed many they had to offer, this is certainly top 3 from Rogue.
legion242 (2298) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby color; Great head; HUGE HOPS in the nose. The hoppiest ever? You can smell this from across the room. No balance at all, just hops and hops and more hops. Oily, and yummy. Bites you hard on the sides of the mouth.