Sammy (11501) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
worth the trip to Blue Tusk if just for this. Hoppiness and spicyness worked. An over-the-top pale, like an IPA. Nice copper brown colour, grapefruit spicy loral aroma. Dry and bitter aftertaste
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an incredible beer. Very hoppy. An almost overwhelming hop hit that is followed by just the perfect punch of bitter. Slightly better than doggie style and a step above 60 min.
Lubiere (13192) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GOlden ale with a nice hoppy resinous aroma. Deep malts dance with citrusy hops and light nuts. Medium bodied. Pleasant IPA.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber/copper color with a small off white head. Big hop aroma with hints of citrus and pine. Nice hop flavor with just enough malt in the background for balance.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange-amber. Tan finger of foam. Fresh, hoppy aroma of citrus & pine. Sticky, resiny feel. Firm, nicely balanced, big hoppy flavour. Crisp finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a growler. Medium orange color, white head. Big hop aroma, slight alcohol as well. Some firm malt backs up the big hoppy bitterness, a bit of alcohol again as well. Crisp, dry, bitter finish on a medium to full body. Very well done.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, and pine in the aroma, deep amber, small toffee head. Hops are the predominant taste, followed by some fine malt. Full bodied, well balanced, crispy. Fine example!
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buffalo Brewfest 04. Well, I went in to this fest with a dislike for the trend towards overhopped American pales, but I came away with an appreciation of the style after a couple of great examples, including this one. Dark orange pours, huge citrus hop nose. Lots more in the taste, just a tad thin I suppose. Overall, a very good beer from what seems like a pretty solid brewery.
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big aroma. Malty, hoppy, slightly alcoholic. Flavor is sweet but really well balanced with alcohol and awsome hoppiness. Nice.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pleasant hoppy/malt aroma. Medium bodied. Pleasant hop finish. Very well done IPA.