mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Wow. Really good. Smooth and full bodied. Malty and hoppy. Lasting flavor. Brown in color with a nice fluffy head. Enjoyable.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great looking IPA with adequate "wet" hop aroma. Subtle hop bitterness with a slight butterscotch undertone in the flavor. Nugget Nectar has an excellent long lasting flavor. Not sure how available this beer is but worth trying on draft.
guzzler67 (1455) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber appearance with a fresh, hoppy aroma. Initial hopped up citrusy, resinous taste developed more of a malty flavor after a few sips. Clean, faintly sweet, dry finish.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Poured a copper color with a small off white head and no lacing. Aroma of piney hops, light citrus, and caramel malts. Piny, resiny hop taste with light caramel, and a doughy malt background. Creamy mouthfeel.
Jaysus (17) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Style: Imperial Amber Ale
Sample was on-tap, The appearance was a golden burnt orange, with a thick off-white head that would lace its way to the bottom of the pint. The hop profile was very distinct to the nose, and increased as the pint warmed. The initial sip showcased the hop presence in the beer, which quickly became apparent on the inside of my cheeks. Not overly bitter, and rather balanced - truly enjoyable. This beer was very drinkable,
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Burnt amber in color. Densely packed miniature bubbles comprise an off-white head of long duration, leaving cotton candy like clumpls of lace in its wake.
Complex blend of hoppiness and malt sweetness in the nose, dominated by a fresh floral and piney hop attribute which singes the nose hairs.
Biscuity in flavor. As big as this is, the hops are subdued in a way I haven't before experienced in a double IPA. Can it be hop selection? I suspect it is. Dangerously drinkable. Warm, caramel notes, smooth hops carry through but don't saturante the taste buds in an unpleasant way as some other hop monster do. A champion of this style.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Cask at Market Cross Pub. Nice hazy orange color with a huge head which lasted very long, yet there was almost no carbonation. Lots of citrus and pine aromas, from the high AA hops. Flavor is very hoppy yet backed up with a lot of base malt. The palate is very full and leaves a resiny aftertaste in the back of the mouth. I've been waiting a long time for Troegs to produce an IPA, and it was well worth the wait. Troegs never fails to impress me.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2004 i sampled this brand new beer at the market cross pub in carlisle pa. they had it on cask, at room temp, no carbonation! it poured copper cloudy with a brisk bubbly tan head. the aroma was strong of HOPS and grain, truly man's nectar! since hoppy beers are my favorite this one tasted ooooohhhh soooo good. lots of strong hops from the beginning and finished strong with a distint hop bite. i like this beer alot. it's no wonder why troegs is one of, if not my favorite micro-brewery.