Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Body is light amber.
moderately hoppy (grapefruit),
lightly yeasty (dough).
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I’d personally put this in the APA category, but who cares?
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at RAM, Schaumburg,IL: Dark amber with clumpy patches of white bubbles on top. Thin bodied, slightly caramelly middle, nice big citrus hops at the finish, but nothing upfront in the nose.
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Brewpub with Nuffield. Rating from 2004 notes. Light brown (dark golden). Malty base but lacks any real hook or reason to keep drinking.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not spectacular in any way. Odd attempt at balancing the malt and hops that led to a decent, but unexciting beer.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Bitter, IPA, whatever it is it sucks. Smelled some grapefruit hops, and then that's all I tasted. Bitter finish, but this just tasted like water and hops to me.
This brewery SUCKS.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange color with brown overtones and a thin, white head. Resiny hop aroma that remind me more of Columbus or other C-hops than the Mt. Hood mentioned in the description. I smell pine, citrus, and grapefruit not white pepper. There is also a toasty aromatic malt underlying the hops. The malt character is quite odd (biscuity, toasty, highly roasted but not burnt). This malt foundation for the hop flavor is distinct but does not match well in my opinion. The acidity from the hops creates a rather obnoxious overall flavor when combined with the other flavor components.
jaymobrown (1746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
At least the hops are something new. One dimensional. Hazy orange and bitter, but that’s about it. I guess some taste is better than none. Sweet as it stuck to the tongue.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the brewpub. Amber coloured. Clear. Sweet pungent hop aromas with clearly a lot of malts. Nose is very sweet. Suprisingly little citrus notes as this peer is supposedly hopped with Amarillo hops. Cloyingly sweet malty body. Not really a typical IPA. It also does not have the effervesence that it really should have, so the hops are lot in the maltiness. Finishes syrupy. Low in carbonation.
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Meh. More like a semi-hoppy, quite poopy amber than a ipa. Not exciting at all. Just boring and kinda nasty.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 Tasted on tap at the Fort Collins Horserooth location. Clear, light burnt orange appearance. Pretty light hoppy aroma. Bitter, floral hoppy flavor. Quite dry and bitter finish.