billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2004
bottle 22 oz. Field Rate (paper cup). Semi clear amber/red w good straw head. Aroma is creamy amber malt w mild hops. Flavor is rich, creamy smooth amber malt w moderate hops. Just a touch of malty sweetness. Very fresh flavored, silkey mouth feel. Body is in the lower half of medium bodied but this beer’s balance and richness compensate that. IndianaRed (5122) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Bottle Pours a dark reddish amber. Conservative head and a little lacing. Aroma is hops and malt and a bit of cider/vinnegar. Flavor is just lke it ssmells. Hops are there bu balance the semi dark malk flavor. Rich and fairly heavy body. Trailer is a little hoppy bitterness but appropriate. Rogue is by far the most popular brewer on my rated list...this is another example why. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Amber/mahogany with an off white head and sheet lacing. Grapefruit aromas with some citrus hops and a nice backing of malts. Flavor is mostly bittering hops, some citrus and lots of malts. Very well balanced.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
On tap at the portland tap house. Pours a dark red with a small ivory head that leaves thick lacing. Mild malty aroma with a faint hop edge. Taste starts sweet with some caramel flavors and ends with a strong bitterness. Very smooth with a dry finish. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 22oz bottle. Red in color and clear. Really good. Hoppy. Caramel, malty and hoppy. Very hoppy. Smooth. American hops. <b On tap at Barcade September 28th. Deep reddish copper in color. Hoppy and malty aroma. Smooth tasting. Hoppy finish. Malty flavor. Medium bodied. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2004
22 oz bomber. Red in color, clear, greenish tan head. Carmel american hop aroma. Smooth rich carmel malts with sharp american hop bitterness. Easy drinkin’ and best if its on cask with dry hops.... argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2004
(draft) Creamy tan head atop a hazy red body. Aroma is mild sweet, caramel/toffee, herbal, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, light caramel, lemon. Clean, light-medium body. Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
On tap at The Gate. Poured reddish brown with a mild hoppy aroma of grapefruit. Taste also had some cherry and ruby red grapefruit with some hops at the end. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Nice medium robust red color, with a huge creamy head. Sweet malt aroma. Big malt flavor with a light, biting hop character. I did notice as the beer warms a more malt and hop character flow through. A good pleasant beer. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
A sharply bitter ale with a nice aroma and a deep copper brownish red color. Slightly cloudy and but a nice permeable reddish tint anbounds when viewed with a light behind the glass. Yellowish head which reminds me of an IPA’s head.
Overall a pretty good beer.