Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FOBAB 2004, there called Edge City Old World IPA, "English IPA dry-hopped and aged in English oak." It poured a hazy copper color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma was predominantly of floral hops and a bit of smokiness, prhaps from the aging. Itís a very tasty IPA with a solid malt backbone and some good floral, citric, and earthy hoppiness. Nice bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fragrant floral hoppy aromas. Light amber with a tall off-white head. Good lacing. Strong hop flavor with a fruity end. Fizzy palate.
Terminus (2889) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 tap at brewery-pours a hazy orange hue with minimal off-white head. sweet-c-note aroma along with some toasty malts coming through. flavros are balanced hops and toasty malts. This brews is not overly hoppy-more english styled, almost like hop devil. lots of toasty malts show up in the flavors. this combination of hops makes for a well balanced brew.
ReRate-bottle. Im going to bump up a few of the things on here. The aroma of this beer is huge! big citric/tropical/passionfruit thing going on with lots of sweetness. Flavors demonstrate many dimensions as the beer warmed. good body also. i think this bottle was better than the tap verson-hoppy, but well balanced with some good sweet malt backing! a little to citric for my taste-i want some pine in there as well!
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Had this on nitro at the brewery (great folks). Opaque burnt orange with a solid foam top. Brutal hop flower aroma. Smooth and sweet at first, with the hop burst at the finish.
Ernest (5609) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Draught, Bristol Brewpub, Colorado Springs. Head is mostly lasting. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (grapefruit, flowers, orange, apricot), lightly malty (cookie, caramel), with a note of peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Re-rate on CO2 instead of nitro, and though noticeably better, still not quite my thing.