5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours dark caramel, large foamy off-white head, clingy lacing, with soft carbonation. Grainy aroma with fresh hops abound and light citrus. Clean hop bite on first sip, with slight grains. Goody body, medium mouthfeel. Finishes smooth, no lingering bitterness. Slight malty on the aftertaste. Very clean and tasty!
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer, mmm mmm. I really like this IPA, sweet hop aroma, very nice, slightly cloudy amber color, good lacing, thin head, awesome sweet taste at start and great balance of bitter and floral hops at the end.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Slightly murky orange color. Sweet mandarin oranges in a very hoppy nose with apricots. Good bitterness, pink grapefruit and mandarins dominate, but with an undertone of smooth hop bitter tea. Nice!
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very deep bronze with a great head and nice lacing. Aroma of floral Kent Goldings. Very bitter and very flavorful. What an English IPA should be. Well balanced, dry hopped, and well over 60 IBUs. Great!
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy and deep, dark amber-orange; frothy head and really nice lace. Moderate carbonation and medium-bodied. Rich malts (bread dough) were mildly sweet. Slightest hint of chocolate. Hops (grassy, citrusy, earthy, wholesome) complemented very well (definitely there, but not over-the-top at all). Rather easy to drink and pretty tasty.
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(RBSG04) Cloudy copper body topped by off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, orange. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, orange -- fairly intense bitter. Creamy medium body.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 RBSG 2004, on tap: Grapefruit and pine in the aroma, cloudy orange body with a small creamy white head. Starts and ends bitter with a touch of sweetness in the ending, full bodied with a long aftertaste.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had it on draft at Horse Brass in Portland, OR. This is a nice tasting IPA. It was very enjoyable to drink.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice grassy and malt aroma. Murky dark copper color. Nice grapefruit bitterness up front with a good malt and fruity base. Crisp and clean finish. Very nice IPA though I like more aroma out of this style.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2005 The aroma was nice and fruity, a light red/gold color. The taste was excellent, with a great bite and slight bitter aftertaste. A very nice bold flavored IPA.