kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with lots of floral hops and a light fruity character,
Flavor: sweet calamel malt flavor, lots of earthyness leading to a well balanced bitterness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought at Steve’s in Madison. Solid IPA with that Midwest hop flavor. Subtle and overall tasty. Not intense like West Coast beers, but good nonetheless. Golden.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Some suspended floaters. Aromas of pine, earth, and citrus/grapefruit. Tastes of citrus, toasted caramel, and pine.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beerfest in Chilton. Smash! "Liberally hopped" is accurate. Hops aroma, hops flavor, this is a good one for hopheads, which I masquerade as. Golden yellow color.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color. Smell of hops, grains, malt, pine and citrus. Taste of floral, citrus, caramel, pine, malt and hops. Very refreshing. Add more hops and its a 4!
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 Subtle, inscrutable. The balance between the malt, hops, pine, carmel, and zesty citrus flavors is impressive. No slegehammer, but dry. Crisp yet somehow a funky grass note. Medium body and carbonation, accessible ale. A faint sneaky pair fruit note. Fitting name.
hopscotch (8464) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Lightly hazed orange ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Lengthy, creamy retention. The aroma is a churning eddy of malty aromas... brown sugar, caramel, praline and toffee with some type of mystery fruit working its way into the mix. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The sturdy malt backbone (and there is certainly one provided here) is needed to even attempt to balance-out the acrid and bitter plethora of hops thrown into the boil. Finishes bitter and then dry. A malt head’s IPA! World class, under appreciated brew! Kudos to pepsican for shipping this liquid happiness to me!
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear dark golden with bronze highlights. Off-white head with sweeter fruit aroma. Flavored with pine and citrus with some sweet and semi-sweet notes.
Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a short-lived off-white head and lots of particles suspended in there. The aroma picked up sweet grapefruit and redder fruits with caramel and toffee backing.. soft and nicely balanced. The flavor was sweeter with plums and grapefruit represented.. moderate pine and citric bitterness around.. lots of sweetness overall with only somewhat complementary bitterness. Grainy and medium-bodied on the palate with OK balance.. quite bitter right at the end in a raw, unfocused way.. just OK.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark golden bronze with a clingy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of fresh resiny citrusy grapefruity hops and a touch of sweet toasty caramel malt. Body starts with about average fullness and some mild sweetness, quickly drying out before a grainy toasty malt bittersweet finish. Could use a little more sweetness for balance but has a nice hop profile.