Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a golden amber body topped by a medium thick head wtih lots of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and hoppy with lots of grapefruit and some pine. The flavor is bitter and hoppy with lots of pine, some grapefruit and an underlying malty sweetness. Medium to full bodied, warming and dry.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very poor pale ale that just doesn’t do it for me. It is unique, I guess to brew with hop variety, yet the flavor of this one was almost too hard to swallow.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap, wasn’t too bad of a brew. Really bitter and a little sour, but I like that. Didn’t have much of a head, and a little aroma, hoppy. I would order this again.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My least favorite of the Russian River beers I have tried but I guess I’m just not into this unique hop profile. Taste is too dry and astringent. Taste is lightly sour.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big white head sat above the amber fluid and a breeze of fresh juicy hops slided by...a hint of orange & pineapple could be gathered from the wind...flavors showed nice fresh hops comforted by soft floral characteristics...a little medicinal aspirine-like flavors turn bitter and sappy...but quite nice for a pale ale.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft version. Light clear color with 0 head. Clean hoppy aroma. Bold strong IPA aftertast that stays with ya for a while. Nice beer!
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Pizza Port Solana
This is a real palate cleaner. Starts out lemony bitter and finishes smooth. Nice beer to begin a session with.
bb (7987) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Drak amber with a very small off-white head. Hop aroma, but you can also get the malt. Pine resin bitterness - balanced but has a nice lingering bitterness.