BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 1 L Bottle Pours out a auburn red. topped with a white head. A great juniper and citrusy note. A++ Thanks Buck Dich
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L Bottle: Clear dark gold with a large off-white head initially. Eventually it goes down to a small head as well as sticky lacing. Wonderful hop aromas of junipers and sweet citrusy notes. The hops taste prevails as well as a small bit of sweetness from the bourbon barrels. Awesome taste. To me, I really like the feel -- full and creamy. Another good brew from Big Sky! Thanks Bück Dich for sharing.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L Bottle purchased at the brewery. Jackalope on the cover. Oh yeah. Anyways, pours an auburn ruby color with a highly carbonated, sticky retentive head and also fairly retentive lacing. The nose is citrusy and grassy with lots of orange peel and light oak; seems almost like the Hitachino Japanese Classic Ale it has a perfect blend of fresh hop and wood. I like it! The flavor is semi-sweet, balanced and tangy. Not too beefy in the body, which is nice for this style, but has a fresh, almost cask-like hoppiness to it. A bit harder to find of an IPA, but worth it, maybe. I’m not fond of paying $12 for a liter of beer at the actual source.