brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw colored pour with minimal head. Nice aroma, fruity with adequate malt. Easy flavor at first. Light malt and hops; however, half way through you get a kick of pine and citrus hops to the mouth. Bit of peach in there. Very bitter finish. Strange progression of taste. Medium body which was adequate for the style. A fair beer, just unbalanced.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2005. Although I loved their Jaywalker, I wasnít happy with either the IPA or this Double IPA. Darkened gold color. Very mild hop nose, with a light hint of flowers and grapefruit. Medium body with a slick texture. Approachable hop flavor, very mild overall, without much complexity.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft: 2005 Hopfest at Brouwers Cafť in Seattle, WA) Iíve had some amazing, world-class beers at the 2005 Hopfest at Brouwers Cafť, so itís kind of unfair to taste this one last, but a great beer must stand up to the best. While this is a solid double IPA, itís too ordinary when compared to the superb beers Iíve had so far, and so it falls just short. Not that it isnít a really nice beer, itís just not world class. The flavor is moderately sweet and caramely, balanced by a moderately bitter, but solid grapefruity hops. Medium "plus" body, fairly crisp on the palate. Dark amber in color, fully clear. The smallish light tan head retains a thin unbroken layer for the session, and the curtain of lace densely covers the glass.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Portland International Beer Festival 2005
Clear reddish amber appearance, predominant hoppy aroma. Drysish, strong hop palate, fairly fruity, puckering snappy dry finish.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwerís Cafe during HopFest 2005: Slight coppery orange, mild off-white head, spotty lacing, soft carbonation.   Sweet malty hop aroma, slight alcohol in the nose.   Green, or young, citrusy like flavor, semi-sweet, with a very slight alcohol burn.   Finish seems to be a bit astringent, almost like a major floral overload of sorts.   Gets a bit better as it warms.   Big body and mouthfeel.   Finishes fairly thick, very malty, very slight hop bitterness lingers.   Fairly clean at this point, so my advice is to let it warm up a bit.   Good, but not as good as I was expecting.
mreeves (273) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap. Copper color, a little cloudy. Has a bit of a soapy aroma, which kind of put me off. Taste is fairly thin, needs some more malt to balance the hops in my opinion, or just more body generally. Hides the 10% alcohol well. OK, but not great.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a delightfully murky copperish color Smells very citrusy and grassy (from the hops). Avery dry and refreshing mouth fell. Good flavors of citrus, toasted malt, some oak flavors run wild here as well. As stated before does go from bitter to sweet.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at the PIB (Portland International Brewfest) The beer poured awesome and had a great aromoa. Loved the hops to this beer. Great flavor. I will be making a stop in Stevenson Washington. A great amber hue color. Great beer.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Homo Erectus aged in bourbon and oak on draught at the WM. Amber color. The aroma is oakey with bourbon. The flavor has vanilla, a mild sweetness, oak and bourbon with a good amount of bitterness. Excellent beer. Took home a growler. J
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with a medium white head. Hoppy smell but not too intense or complex. Rich hoppy taste subtle malty notes. Long ever changing aftertaste from bitter to sweet.