Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As an APA, I’d probably rate this higher. As an IPA, well, it comes across as an APA. Dark orange with a creamy off-white head, it has a sturdy caramel aroma with gentle grapefruit and floral hops. Medium bodied. The flavor is caramel with a touch of butterscotch, the hop bitterness clearly playing a back-up role. Light bitter finish that ends abruptly.
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JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to elnadeau for sharing
This is a very bitter and dry IPA. it not bad, but not great.
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Lots of caramel and toffee in the aroma with hints of floral hops. Pours a mostly transparent amber with a minimal yellowish-white head. Caramel and toffee up front with a pretty big floral hopped finish that lingers for a little in the aftertaste. Slightly metallic in the finish as well.
3fourths (8042) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Rusty brown clear appearance, tin, toast and nuts in the nose with a metallic hop note. Earthy, gritty, peat-like grassy hop flavor with more nuts and bread crust. Weird, not exactly flavorful or enjoyable.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium amber color. Aromas of citrus hops, sweet malts, and a hint of spice. Flavor of grapefruit, grass, and caramel.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel malt aroma stands out. Dark orange with a large and firm white head. Tastes like a super hoppy amber ale..lots of malty caramel flavors followed by a smack of hops int he finish. Not very well integrated flavor wise, but drinkable enough.
AlabastorJones (804) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
citrusy yellow head, lacey brown body, strong alc. flavor sweet, syrupy, barley wine-ish, sprucey and well roasted not unlike a deliciouse sandwich eaten in haste and deeply regreted because of a scraped throat
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Acceptable. Mahogany colored with a thing white head. Smells slightly hoppy. Taste is hoppy with some weird sweet flavor that I can’t place. Aftertaste is rather bland.
IndianaRed (2473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle Pours a clear mahogany with a dingy coloered fairly lasting head. Sweet maly arom with caramel and fresh cut wood. Quite bitter flavor citrusy and piney. The bitternes lasts well into the long lingering aftertaste. Very soft carbonation and a moderate feel.Fairly "green" grassy and woody. I don’t pick up on such an obviouse sweetness, but I stil am not to high on this one.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light amber hue with a light slight off-white head. Aromas of caramel, a little orange peel, and a hint of pine. Flavors of sweetness....ugh..... a litttle too sweet. Not very carbonated, whichI normally like, but this just finishes a little off. A little overcloying o the finish.