HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Murky copper color. Great rocky head. Good lacing. Almost too much carbonation. Much better nose than taste. Not as much hops in the flavor as I would like. To the in the body as well. Maybe I got a bad bottle or just waited to long to try it. The smell alone makes me want to try a fresh bottle. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Clear amber body with big beige head. Aroma is mild sweet, strong grapefruit, some pine. Taste is mild sweet, grapefruit, but not much else. Very light carbonation, medium body with some resin. Seems almost from a cask. Not flavorful enough grapefruit to stand on its own and not enough other elements share the flavor load. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Just okay, poured a hazy orange brown color. A sweet fruity aroma with a mix of hops. Taste was somewhat hoppy, I was kind of hoppying for a dryer aftertaste. PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Hazed amber appearance. nice white head. The smellis hoppy and swet, from the dry-hopping I imagine. The flavor is sweet and mellow. A nice hop tinge in the end. mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Bottle Pours copper/brownish...nice tan head, quite bubbly. Smells of pine and citrus hops, not as powerfully as I expected. A thin beer quick to a bitter finish. Not a lot going on in the flavor, its short with hop resin and moves quickly on to a piney bitter finish. No malt detected. Just shy of being watery. There’s been a lot of hoopla about this beer locally, with people I know proclaiming it great. The best thing about it is the hop-cone tasting belches the bubbles give you. At least it is introducing hops into this area, I’ll give it an extra point for that aspect, its a gateway beer. Nothing great, I prefer Sierra Nevada PA.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2004
On tap at the gate. Poured orange/amber coloring, with an aroma of hops. Taste had a grapefruittaste of hops, minimal burn on the mouthfeel and some citrus/ fruitiness to it. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Bottle: Good nose, honey almond. Hazy reddish orange, small head. Sweet and sour flavor, carmel & orange come to mind. Thinner bodied, though kind of sticky. Tasty, doesn’t wow me though. PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Bottle. Pours a wonderful clear amber/brown, less head retention than expected. Great aroma of dark/caramel malt, and plentiful hops, aroma is a high point! Flavor is rich and sweet, but not overbearing, good woody citrus hop flavor, but no hop bite, which was quite surprising to me. With every drink I was expected strong hop bite. Besides that slight let down the beer was very good. Mouth feel is medium, and there is a good amount of richness in this. Very good, would buy again. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Love that aroma, it shouts hops! The body on this brew is a nice amber color with head that head that usually costs extra to get so much on the street. Palate is suprisingly smooth for the high hoped aroma. Not much bite on this but a good smooth feel all around. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Clear light amber color with a thick white head. Wonderful floral hop aroma. Dry, sweet, malty and bitterly hopped and everything I love. How is this not an IPA? Sweet and sticky makes me want to lick the glass.