3fourths (7514) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 Integrity is big on the yeast, and for a time the pacman seems to mesh well with the hops in this one... but after a while, the yeast is just too much and makes it a little uncomfortable. Oh well, it’s certainly drinkable, and is a decently hopped and "not-too-imbalanced" IPA, which I appreciate. Worthy or trying.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a nice frothy head. Plenty of mango hoppiness in the nose. Very bitter through and through. A little light in the body and not nearly enogh flavoring hops. Overall good but not great.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2004: Murky orange with some tiny particles under a small white head. Pine aroma, starts and ends bitter. A bit subdued for a west coast IPA.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky orange. Big grapefruit hop punch to the noser. Flavor is more restrained with medium bitterness and lots of citrus. Medium bodied. Decent for what it is, yet another IPA.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome! This is one fantastic IPA. Only my second 5.0 rating and deservedly so. Well balance but quite hoppy. All the floral, piney and fruity aromas and flavors that make up a great IPA. Enjoyed on tap at Summits Tavern in Sandy Springs. GA. I just wish this was not a limited edition beer.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy and medium amber-orange. Mild carbonation; soft malts. Hops were very fruity (orange, lemon, and maybe even a little lime ... sounds odd, but it was good). Easy-drinking and pleasant IPA.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I made a point to grab several 22 oz. bottles while visiting the brewery in Newport, and this beer proved to be one of the high points of my cross-country drive. It poured a beautiful orangy-gold, with a surprisingly large white head. The body featured abundant carbonation and plenty of suspended solids, giving a slightly Belgian appearance. My nose picked up a sharp aroma of citrus, resin, and pineapple wrapped into a super-hoppy package, and the flavor followed suit. Wonderfully hopped, with a great crispness and complexity of flavor, yet really drinkable. Iím really impressed by this beer, and I believe itís the best IPA Iíve tried to date.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at RBSG 04
clear golden, hoppy aroma & flavor, finishes clean. Nice, but not spectacular.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2004 The aroma on this is incomparable - very juicy grapefruit with pine sap. Probably the best sniffer I have ever had. Pours with a tremendous white head. Cloudy pale gold in appearance. Very tangy hop flavor with a light, summery malty body. Certainly sweetens as it warms. A nice beer - go Rogue! Thanks go to Derek Arent for the sample!
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap, Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco: Amber brown, almost remenescent of Newcastle. Thin offwhite head. Sweet IPA aroma, with a nice tang of hops. Solid flavor. Hits the tongue strong, but not aggressive. Sweet and solid, but not too complex. Hangs on for quite a while before releasing.