esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy/hazy orange-amber with a medium off-white slowly retiring head. Aroma of citrus, bread, caramel. Taste of sweet malt, hops, caramel, spice with a medium bitter finish. Seems a little over malted for a true IPA, but who knows, I’m just dreaming about this one it seems. It did hide the alcohol well though.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A retired brew? I got the last one at Steve’s in Madison. Pours a hazey bright orange colour with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, with tropical fruits and noticeable pleasent hop character. Taste is citrusy, astringent- well balanced but with a swift hop kick. Floral with generous amounts of grapefruit and green apple.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine dirty white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: dark caramel aroma with earthy hops,
Flavor: dry dark caramel flavor, touch of caramel sweetness is balanced by earthy hops, lots of long lasting bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, aged hops, toast, and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, toast, biscuit, caramel, and a bitter earthy finish.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a clearish, dark amber body with a foamy, off-white head.
Smell: Cinnamon sticks and sugar blended into a scent of grainy malts with a faroff hint of lemon.
Taste: A flavor of toasted grains, but with no real sweetness present. Instead, you’re treated to a fresh spice component tasting of cinnamon and maybe even nutmeg. Again, there’s those grains. Medium-high bitterness. Neutrally flavored finish that just sorta ends.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Okay, at best. Those IPA just didn’t do for me one bit.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Deep amber color. Nice hop aroma. Aged well. Very good carbonation.
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy prown with a yellowish tanned head. Sweet and quite bitter with aromas of caramel and malts. Mellow hoppiness with a bit of floral aromas. Medium bodied. Strong sugary and somewhat bitter finish.
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Which hophead would that be? Poured with a great frothy, foamy head and some lace. Head lasted for a while. Interesting dark amber clear color. Picked up some bitterness in the nose and flavor, but not really so hoppy. Big burnt sugar characteristics. Good beer but not so much as an IPA. Wonder why they went with this as an IPA. Having a bottle of this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis. USA.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours copper/brown with a thin off white head. Not much of an aroma, mostly caramel and earthy malt. More malt in the taste, sticky caramel, slight bit of hops. This is smooth, but not a "hophead’s dream"....at least not this hophead. Still, not bad overall.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
No hops. Poured brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. More of a malt bomb than anything. No hops present. Still wasn’t bad.