chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I see reviewers that have suggested ginger, pine, juniper berry, grass, aspirin those are good calls and might add a touch of tea and faint chalkiness. The water (soft?) used may help give this a novel taste. I am surprised that I like an IPS that down plays the hops this much but must say if is a decent session brew and underated. Impressive nose.
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour, thin yet attractive tan head. Pine and citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied. Initially there was a nice earthy malt feel to it, led to a piney hop middle and a lingering grapefruit/citrus finish. Pretty good considering Iím usually not that impressed with Abita.
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really solid with a lot of good hops going. Defintely a buy again for sure.
OldGrowth (2595) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, from Cary Wholefoods. Ok aroma, sweet, little pine, little citrus,a almond streak. Clean orange color, small head that faded quickly, little to no lacing. Bitter sweet flavor, Much more citrusy, grapefruit mainly, a kind of soapy taste too. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish, Eh, nothing to get excited about. Guess you could say easy to drink. Um , yeah, thatís what Iíll go with.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Hazy copper with decent, creamy off-white head / Sweet and sour, cooked fruit and pine nose / Medium body, sweet and malty, with some creaminess and fair finish / Flavors of cooked pineapple, orange rind, and sweet toffee, with sour finish / Mediocre.
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear medium caramel with a light cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit and assorted candies with some caramel, floral, and lighter fruity notes.. very sweet overall and not bad. The flavor had sticky light fruit and toffee sweetness with low-to-moderate citrusy bitterness.. OK balance, but not really good on any front. Just shy of medium-bodied.. tacky, bitter finish.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty bland and average. Pretty tame on the hops, with a spicy malt character along with some caramel in the finish. Average
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a thin to medium white head. Good looking brew. Aroma is mostly caramel, not getting a lot of hop character in the nose. Taste is caramel and earthiness, sweet too. Slight bitter finish, thin to medium body.
Poobah (259) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good malty aroma with unigue nearly bronze color. Malty intro yet a bit light on body, with some carbonation. There is a lingering clover honey sweetness and good IPA bitterness in the finish. Not the best IPA I have tasted but certainly far from the worst.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel color. Smell of hops, grapefruit, vitamins, malt, caramel and orange zest. Taste of hops, pine, caramel, citrus zest/peal, malt, grapefruit and copper. Its a basic IPA but nothing to JOCKAMO me off about.