DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours turbid orangish/light coppery, with a big, white head. I’m not sure if this one is bottle conditioned, but it appeared cloudy in my glass. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, slight fruit. Tastes very hoppy, with citrus, solid malt presence, and some finishing floral notes. Palate was medium and slightly dry at the finish. This, as with all Smutty beers, is complex, balanced, and top-notch.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it on tap at the brewery and the bottled version. On tap was much fresher and hoppier. Light amber color with big white head, Aroma is of cascade hops. Taste is bitter, with pniey and grapefruit hop flavors with malt to back it up. Finishes dry and bitter.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
at sunset grill and tap in boston. quite pale, typical cascade aroma, pine and a hint of mustard seed medium bitterness, a bit above average for the style
3fourths (7764) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Light orange color. Soft breadiness in the nose, almost a yogurt and dough smell, with some nut and pine notes from the Simcoe as well. Flavor is sharp pine and nuts, clean and light but still with a considerable doughy yeast presence. Back to back with Green Flash IPA this loses in a landslide. Lacks fruitiness and lacks pungency, and the nuttiness in the finish I just do not like.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 Pours clear amber orange with microscopic particles and a thick off-white head. Aroma is very floral and hoppy. Taste is very bitter. Notes of citric grapefruit rind, piney, resinous hops and pale malt. Moderately sweet, lingering bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in thick sheets, great head retention. Overall, a quality IPA.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF04’. I was the second last person at the fest to get this beer, it ran out after that. Really hoppy nose, almost sweet aroma, of pine, lychee and grapefruit. Palate was sweet and first, then very bitter to finish. Full palate, thick, with lots of flavour.
crazyvin (1835) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap- heavily hops indeed!. Poured a light amber color with a thick white head w/great lacing. Full flavored a good mix of bitter hops and sweet citrus notes and a bold spicy aftertaste which lasted long after the beer was gone.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
translucent golden body, looks thick, with some "floaties" in it. big lasting white head that sticks to the side of the glass. good amount of hops, nice bold citrus flavors, somewhat bitter, yet smooth. not as hoppy as other but right blend of everything. impressed.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - AUG 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a brilliant, vivid, deep golden yellow color, with a sticky white head.
The head had a decent lacing before I finished pouring it. Aromas are of piney, resinous, citrusy hops. Some grapefruit in the aromas, more tangerine than anything, hop wise, that is. Malts bring up the rear, as do some cherry and vanilla aromas. Tastes are incredible for a beer of this nature. Sticky grapefruit juice and malts battle for dominance in the flavor profile. Thick, sticky mouthfeel coats the tongue with hops. Malts make an all too brief appearance in the tastes. Finishes piney, hoppy, and sticky.
Did I mention this was a sticky beer?
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer in a bottle from Southtown Beverages, Rochester, NY. The beer is a nice light brown/yellow. The smell is a nice hoppy aroma (obviously dry hopped). The taste is of mild malt with nice balance of bitterness/hop flavors. Not too bitter. Overall, very solid IPA. This could be drank in mass.