Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Draft, Falling Rock pre-Gabf tapping party.
Solid, punchey nose of pine, resin, grass. Quite fresh, intoxicating and definately dry hopped.
Sprucey, piney, Centennial hops bliss in a glass. Fresh, dry and incredibly hoppy, quite medicinal as well with malt notes of caramel and biscuits. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Well the original was great and so was this one. Amber color, no head. Centennial pine aroma. Medium body, the flavor is all centennial even more than the original. Like drinking a pine tree, it was great! BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Tap @ Horse Brass Pub in PortlandJohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Amber ruby hue with a light flim of head and some sticky oily lacing. Very perfumey with some delicious C hops; grapefruit and hop resin. The flavor has a good amount of bitterness but is balanced by the moderate alcohol content. Lots of PNW hops going on here, I really want to try this on cask. Finishes with some more hops and oak, not too dry but not too sweet like some of these stronger IPAs. Smooth mouthfeel, very good.
Dark amber w/ a big hop aroma. The flavor is hoppy, but not overly done. This is a well-balanced IPA. Very smooth and enjoyable motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2004
on tap at the pilsner room in portland. very full and hopped ipa though not as bitter as expected. pine and lychee aroma with some porridge and orange rind flavours. sweet and reminded me of my old man’s pancakes with lemon juice and brown sugar
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
[email protected]beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Pilsner Room, Portland. A great 2IPA. Pretty full on thick and sweet. Very hoppy, piney, grapefruity, also a bit woody and i got a fair hit of vanilla in there, which was a bit odd, suffers a little for being a bit one dimentional, but it was still very nice.
Medium orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is hoppy and caramel. A medium bodied imperial IPA. Malts are fruity and caramel. Hops are grapefruity and juicy. Big hop flavors are nicely balanced by a surprising large malt backbone. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Sampled @ Full Sail Pilsner Room, Portland, July 2004. Dark red color, very fresh hop nose which isn’t overpowering, sweet orange and caramel hop flavor. Not a bad bitterness, not too much, very even and fair for the not-so-ultra-hophead. Cherries, sweet caramel malts... pretty tasty, though not explosive. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 On tap at the Sasquatch brew fest in Eugene,OR. Poured a dark amber color with a small white head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Nice sweet start to the taste and ended nice and bitter. Great hoppy flavor. Smooth and crisp. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Sparkling amber with a fine light tan head. Malt and citrus aroma with pine and caramel notes. Flavor is a letdown, medium bitter and a muddle of citrus/pine/caramel. medium body. Decent but overall underwhelming.