shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color with white head. Lightly malty aroma with bitter hops. Flavor has hops throughout grassy earthy bitter hops.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Poured a moslty clear copper color with a thin off-white head. The hoppy aroma had notes of light pine, citrus and some earthy character. Malt was underneath but overall the aroma seemed mutted and dull. The flavor had a nice mix of malt and some citrus. The finish was long, dry and moderately bitter.
OldGrowth (2351) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint @ Brewpub. Good aroma, bitter sweet. Grassy, lemony/grapefruity. Clean lite brownish orange, ok head & good lacing. Bitter flavor. Like aroma, a sharp bitter flavor, A litttle grainy. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Nice. I see it won gold for "English IPA" at the GABF. I mean itís made in America, but I guess because itís not a monster ipa it get thrown in this catagory. Nice easy to drink ipa.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very golden bodied for the style, this ale has a modest white head that does some thick lacing. The aroma could be stronger, but it is a nice blending of sweet caramel and PNW hops. The flavor has a respectable caramel backbone, a touch of toffee supporting it. Good grapefruit and pine bitterness, but as a hophead I think it should have been stronger, too. Decent, but it strikes me more as a slightly pumped up APA.
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illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ross. Pours a very translucent amber with a white head. Malty and grapefruity aroma. Flavor of butterscotch and caramel with a spicy bitter hop finish. Not bad, but not a standout in a very competitive arena
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice aroma, but the flavor disappoints. Very piney, rather flat, one-dimensional hop flavor. Pass.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a light brown color with a thick white head. Smell is hoppy, grassy, and grapefruits. Taste is dry, very dry, after drinking, its gone. Its interesting, but I am glad I got a 6 to send out so others can try it. Not really something I will revisit.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice coppery color with a ncie white head. Arima is citrusy and slightly hoppy. Flavor is nice and hoppy and unfortunatly has a super dry finish. ruined this brew
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color with a medium head. Not an incredible ammount of hop in the aroma, but it is easily detectable. Flavor is bitter with a nice mouthfeel and enuff maltiness to balance things out. Nothing overwhelming about this beer but a good beer for sittin on the porch watching the sun go down.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold/copper color with medium sized white head. Aroma is full of citrusy, resiny hops, probably cascasde. Flavor has malt notes, fairly present hops, with a dry finish and a stiff but not overwhelming bitterness.