Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body with a small off-white head. Timid floral aroma with fruity hints. Well balanced beer with creamy caramelized malts opposing orangy earthy hops. Toasted bun with orange jam. Light but pleasant bitterness. Ok but restrained crowd pleasing IPA that doesn’t deviate from the beaten path. That’s really an Everybody Ale, including midgets.
Zeswaft (1343) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ha, this tastes almost exactly like tall tale with the hops only 1.3x stronger and 2x stronger body. eitherway, this is pretty good but a weak ipa.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber/brown body, murky appearance with beautiful creamy off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is of sprucy hops, overtaking the malt presence just enough to be dominant. Initial taste is equally sweet and bitter, but the malts retreat at the finish and the hops introduce themselves. Average duration. Light to medium on the mouth, it has an oily to dry texture with gentle carbonation.
Reviewed on January 20th, 2007.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap- pours a light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is citrus hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is citrus hops, secondary medium malt-caramel. OK/mild carbonation.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bukowski’s in Boston (16oz for a paltry $2 with their dinner special!). I had this one after having the Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, so I had concerns that the taste from the heaven-in-a-glass that was the Hercules was going to linger in the mouth and overpower the Big Man Winter Ale. Well, that was an unnecessary worry. This one more than held its own against stiff competition. Rich, full and surprisingly hoppy. I guess I was expecting a more typically malty "winter ale" and was pleasantly surprised with what I got.
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Well I’ve had the ’04-’05 and ’05-’06 versions on draught and it’s about time I get around to reviewing it.
Deep ruddy copper, with some deep raspberry reds and light tan tinges. Small, but moderately retained beige head atop with little lacing, clear, but from being settled/fined, not filtered.
Nose is a melange of medium-alpha acid hops, some earthy, some juicy, some herbal and of course the requisite citrus. Not overly juicy, but rather dry, with only a smattering of crystal like malts and some caramel and pale malt sugars. Fair intensity, low yeast apparency for Cambridge, and no alcohol (Will is so good about keeping alcohol apparency to a minimum).
The beer starts off with a earthy, toasty malt dryness backed by red fruits and a strong citrus overtone, though lenient on the bitterness, allowing more fruity flavors to really set in. Dry, but not overly so, with some caramelized malt sugars adding a light stickiness. Crystal malt, but not overdone or papery. Some chewy, nuttiness, with some light traces of water, but overall a citric, fruity, English-meets-America IPA. Carbonation is fairly low, creating a lightly creamy texture.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, caramel, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, strong grapefruit, some pine, caramel, light cherry, alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
OldGrowth (2481) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from brew pub, Good nose, malty fruity.carmel/ toffee, vanilla, bubblegum. and apricot(not unlike Berkshire brewings signature) Hazy brownish orange color. Small head that disappeared quickly. Good flavor. carmel, nutty, little pine too. Creamy bitter finish. Good beer, though I have to start taking better notes when I’m out. I let growler sit a couple weeks and it lost a little ooomph. Also I could of sworn I rated this one already, glad I started keeping my paper notes.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours with a deep amber body topped by a medium thick head with lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel notes. The flavor is sweet and malty with a touch of caramel and candy notes. Medium to full bodied and smooth yet dry.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper color, spicy hop aroma. Medium body, has a sharp hop bitterness and roasted "outdoors" kind of feel. Good but I probably wouldn't drink again.