IndianaRed (2805) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a clear redish copper color with a huge sandy head that lasts forever. Aroma is mainly hops like an IPA quite citurs and some malt as well. Flavor is more of a woddy malt with some pine and vanilla. Feel is somewhat thin and the after taste is more IPAish with a bitter hops bite.
giarcsr (103) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First beer rate ever! Solid beer by Rogue, good complex taste with a hoppy after taste. Nice dark amber color. Overall a nice beer from Rogue.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There’s a lot going on in this one as far as flavor goes. (It’s like there’s a party in my mouth, and everyone’s invited!) A satisfying blend for a cold winter eve.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a medium beige head. Very strong grapefruit hops aroma with a little malt. Very strong bitter grapefruit hops, ash, and malt with a very dry bitter finish. A little bitter for my taste, but not bad.
zach8270 (3834) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [22 oz. bomber] Clear red color with a thin tan head. Aroma is a mixture of sweet malt, caramel, pine, hops and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is very piney with a sweet middle and a slightly hoppy and citrusy finish with a piney and bitter aftertaste. A little thin-bodied, but very flavorful.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish, not quite clear appearance. Creamy, parfait like, rocky tan head. Aroma of caramel, hops, a little vanilla and a slightly stale, cardboard like smell. Resin and candy flavors with a bitter finish. The body could be punched up and the bitterness is a little rough but overall pretty good.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured ruby amber with thick weblike white head...smelled a little floral and a little citrus, not the most appealing aroma ever, but not bad...taste wa a little malty upfront, but all hops going down...also, there was something astringent about this beer...finish was a little bitter and sticky...not a bad beer, but I really wasn’t impressed...tasted like an overhopped Red to me...
sarafist (8) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy, somewhat bittter, medium body, lots of head. A good brew for the winter season.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2004 cloudy dark body with lots of head.left nice lacing on the glass.i noticed hops,ginger,and candy.very smooth as well for a christmas ale.
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red with a medium sized tan head. Caramel, tart apple, sweet cherry aroma. Citrusy hops, sweet malts. For its percentage, alcohol is fairly noticible. Nice, smooth, over all fairly balanced.