Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ppearance: clear, copper/amber hue, and an impressively fluffy, bubblywhite head.
Aroma: fresh with citrus, pine notes, buzzing with hops, I like it, I like it! Kept my nose in a little extra length before imbibing, to savor this bold hoppy, fruity aura.
Generous, full texture, warm mouthfeel, flooding every inch of the oral orifice, splashing more of that tasty, tingly hoppiness everywhere. Fine, tasty malt back-up is evidenced and appreciated, and still the hops will not quit the mouth.
Refreshingly bitter and delicious with each encounter between the brew and the lips. Long finish, hoppy, sticky, a true hophead’s delight.
Label says American Pale Ale, but this is more of an American-style IPA, if anything. And it was thoroughly enjoyed
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The appearance was a dark pale to light red. It seemed to have a wheaty aftertaste. I didn’t sense any hops.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bronze amber with a thick lacy white head. Aroma is mostly blooming with hops. Body starts with a smooth malty sweetness, but becomes more bitter and overpowered by the hops by the finish. A decent APA, but could use some more balance and refinement.
boto (2062) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught: I had this at a satellite location in the Cincinnati Airport. The beer was amber colored, with some head to it. It also had decent lacing down the glass. There was some notes of grapefruit and pine hops to the nose, as well as some malts. The taste is a good standard APA, a bit malty and bitter.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very average pale, pours an orangy color with soda like bubbles that eventually get smaller, some hop aroma. Flavor is boaring with simple hop throughout. A little watery on the palate and an uneventful finish. Drinkable beer but nothing to go out of your way for.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brown color with almost zero lacing. Light, bitter hop aroma. Floral bitterness without any malt taste to balance it out. Finishes bitter.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cincinnati airport) medium amber with off white head. Pine hops aroma. Floral hops flavor with a decent malt backbone
ElGaucho (2380) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After already a long day of travel originating in St. Petersburg, Russia, I missed my connection from Cincinnati to Minneapolis so I was forced to wait an extra hour and a half for the next flight. This inconvenience turned into a blessing when I spotted the Bluegrass Brewing Company at the other end of the large terminal waiting room. Although I was rather sick, having caught a nasty cold during my travels, I figured I couldn't pass up an opportunity to rate my first beer from the state of Kentucky. I was glad I did. Fruity and hoppy aroma; really nice. Average sized, tan head. Reddish amber in color and excellent lace!! Sparse, but present carbonation. Head is mostly dissipating. It was good to be back in the USA! Very good; the IBU's have to be up there. Sweet enough to offset the substantial bitterness, yet with a chalky dryness seen in some stouts. Won Best in Show APA at the '99 Real Ale Fest, and I can see why. This is almost overwhelmingly hoppy and I am definitely a hophead. Worth your while.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 (Bottle) Pours an golden amber body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, and some vomit. Flavor of pine, grass, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep amber body under an ample rocky off-white head. Ample carbonation, nice lacing. Dusty, wet peat aroma. Roasted caramel malt start with a bitter hop finish. The hops have a stale taste to them, while the middle has some cardboard notes. Mine says it's best before 09/03, possibly explaining the unfresh flavors.