Mumpu (46) - USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. Very dark for an IPA with a deep walnut color and an off-white head with plenty of lacing. Complex fruity aroma, smooth medium body, and superbly balanced fruity and floral hop bouquet at the end. A really excellent IPA that I wish I could get in a bottle -- Bull & Bush is worth visiting for their beers but not the food.
Braudog (5463) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock Taphouse, 4/15/06: Orange-red with a sticky sided head. Almost spicey and heavy-handed. If an orange was sour, it would taste like this. Wonderful brew with little aroma.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1. On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 02/10/2005
Amber coloured and hoppy with some alcohol present. Fruit flavour. Crisp finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 02/10/2005
Amber coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy. Crisp on the palate with a slightly bitter finish.
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to doppelganger for sharing this one, and for alaskawarren for the bottling skills.
This IPA has a nice soft and sweet hop aroma: flowers, watermelon, candy, some mint too. A smooth sweetness with well-balanced bitterness. Sufficiently carbonated. A nice IPA.
I’d like to try it closer to the source.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand bottled from a growler by Alaskanwarren. Thanks! Slightly hazy pale amber with a skim of light tan head. Given the circumstances, a fine looking beer. Clean, perfumey hop aromas reach me before I put the glass to my nose to sniff. Flower garden in the morning, lemon zest, a bit of fresh sliced grapefruit. Clean, bracing bitterness, a bit of alcohol, but both nicely blended. Lightly fruity character that complements the hops. Soft palate. A classy, bright IPA. This seems really underrated to me, but I am noticing some of the low ratings seem to feel like it was a bit over-carbonated. In which case, maybe hand bottling actually improved this one!
waolsen (1334) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Extreme Hops Aroma. Pure White Creamy head with bubbles. Creamy Straw coloring. Creamy with light hops at first and then the hops hit very hard with dry, bitter aftertaste. I can taste the Hops in my breath.
MIBRomeo (2485) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown pour w/ a small tan head. Smells of stank and cardboard hints of bad rotten hop. A fairly avg pal... fairly well coated. Stuff is just nasty like their IIPA but w/ less ass maybe.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask @ Falling Rock poured a clear copper with a large bubbly head. Aromas ofgrapefruit, pine, grassiness and carmel. Palate waslight bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, and pine with a bitter, slightly dry finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-grapefruit-citrus hop nose with toasty underlying malt character. Clear, deep golden body with a large bubbled, white head that recedes to thin ring. Citrus hops are up front in the flavour also with some floral notes and moderately strong bitterness. Sweetness and fruity esters are more apparent in the aftertaste. Light body with fairly strong, aggressive carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask. Complex aroma of strawberry jam and currants. Very clear amber with no head. Very flavor full with some caramel and a looong bitterness. Slightly oxidized, as cask ales sometimes are, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Syrupy mouth feel and perfect low carbonation. After a half pint, the bitterness is almost burning. Excellent!