mnmike (1032) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Brew Pub. This was called Neighborly Double IPA - so not sure if this needs a new entry or not.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad at all. Nice citrus hop aroma that was very sweet. Body was cloying sweet but still hoppy enough. Went very well with pizza pepper topping.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub in New Brighton, MN. (thanks goes to brewfiend for sharing this one) Pours a hazy dark caramel brew with a decent light orange/tan head that has some decent lacing. Aroma of fruity character with grapefruit, pine, and a touch of bready malt. Taste is bitterly-tart grapefruit, some apricots, pine and toasted toffee and malt. Palate is medium to full body very light carbonation and quite tart/bitter. Finish has a tart-bitter grapefruit juice flavor that has a decent lingering mild bitterness after the finish.
undsioux7 (798) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this one. Its not nearly bitter enough to be a double IPA, but I loved the balance this one had. Works well with thire signalture cereal/grainy taste that comes with most of there beers. A nice break from all of the hopbombs I have had lately.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dirty orange with a small head. Orange dominated aroma. Nice balance of sweet and bitter, but something there I didn’t care for. Nice mouthfeel. Slightly disappointing overall.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Glowing aroma of Loblolly resin and wheat grass fields and freshly crushed sweetgrass. A queer blend of east and west, with touching hop acidity. I can’t taste diacetyl, so no comment on that, but I wouldn’t be surprised as I sense some of those aged lemon goldings hop oxidations peaking through. Peculiarly clouded. Reminded me in aroma, flavor and look of one of my homebrews. Some crystal malt peaks in the forefront with the cascading hop sugars, before sliding into a superbly smooth crisp alcohol. Warming, but not overly bitter and destructive. An "English" IIPA in many senses. Sophisticated, calm and not brash, while maintaining malt body and that chewy, bready rich hop growth. Unique and tasty.
Stine (1577) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Tanned orange in color, thick and milky in texture. Lovely aroma of rich butterscotch underscored by pinecone hops. Tastes mostly of apricot, butterscotch and peach. Hints of almond and burnt toffee after some time . Palate is smooth, lacking the abrasive hop destruction or the suffocating sugars that affect many of these. Rather it’s quite near to perfectly balanced. A very pleasant surprise.