beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a true pale ale. Hoppy and citrusy but not tongue bending. Just the right amount of carbonation. This is well done.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at Avery - Pours amber with a thin off-white head. It has a mild aroma of toasted malt and hops. The flavor is moderately hopped and while good, seems a little strong for the malt character of this beer. It’s still pretty good though.
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Hamilton’s. Clear copper with a small light beige creamy head, fair retention. Pine and citrus rinds dominate with caramel behind. Flavor has more scorched caramel and some light grain to the aforementioned hops with a tinge of grass. Though the hops are OK, they seem to be lacking a bit. Bitterness peaked at a 4, and the finish was a little chalky. Moderate prickly carbonation with a medium body. Nothing super amazing--it seems like it doesn’t know if it is an APA or IPA.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery, GABF week 2009. Malty, bready, toasty and citric aroma, some pine, herbal spice and light sweetness. Hazy iced tea-amber color, head and lacing are both thick and intricate. Flavor is hoppy and dry, with a deep bitterness and toasty malt backing, plenty of pine and citrus, with a dry, resinous finish and lingering herbal tones. Very light and well carbonated mouthfeel, drinkable with a light-medium body. Good thirst quencher.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Patio on tap at Falling Rock. Only 4.5%!! Dark amber. Light head. Hoppy nose. Woody hop flavour. Malt and vanilla. A bit spritzy. Tingly on the tongue.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver during the GABF. This is an interesting concept for a beer - a mild barleywine of sorts - and an AWESOME and hilarious name, which I want to give it points for. Absolutely nails the appearance - clear amber color with an incredible fairly large and lumpy white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is caramel and citrusy hops. Somewhat IPA-like, but maybe a little muted. Flavor is caramel malt and rough grapefruity hops, maybe a little graininess as well. Body and carbonation are medium with some sticky hops on the palate. Great session beer.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Avery, GABF week ’09.
Pours a deep cheddar with a ripping grapefruit pine nose. Flavor is peachy grapefruit preserves. Average, tingly mouthfeel. Not shabby at all.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft@Obriens. Dark orange to amber hue with white lacey head. Nose is piney hops, slightly subdued. Flavor is pale malts with chalk and grassy hop flavor that leads to a medium bitter finish. Thinned out texture with high alpha acid bitterness. All the hop bitterness with less body and abv, an interesting session IPA for hopheads.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at brewery. Poured a clear dark copper with a medium sized lasting light tan head. The smell was full of hops! Lots of pine, woodiness and citrus. Not a lot of malt aromas but there is some carmel notes in there. The taste has lots of hops in this one, mostly woody and pinev with some grapefruit and other citrus notes. There is just enough carmel malt flavor to back up the hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with light carbonation and very smooth.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at PPSC. Pours a brown red copper color. Thin, sort of creamy white head with a good bit of lace. Smells sugary, caramel sweet. Tastes malty, caramelly sweet, dark and grainy with a little wood and brown sugar. Medium body with mellow carbonation.