sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at sprecher brewery in Lake Geneva, Wi. Iím not really a fan of IPAís but this one had somewhat of a flavor over the hoppines. Amber color, smells very hoppy and citrus. Cascade or cluster hops? light rye test. Too hoppy for me though.
bpreo (1428) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Must be a brand new beer. Thatís exciting. So I am guess I am drinking the first batch ever made. Thatís fun. Itís an IPA heavy on the hops with lots of fruit flavors as well. But itís like a fruit rainbow that got shaken.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense but elequent tangy pine and citrus aroma,one of those remarkably clean refreshing aroma,like in the groves of Florida or the North Wisconsin pine forest ,the intensity,the aliveness,the glow of it is rare in IPA aromas these days,its not nose twisting,there is detectable caramel backing,but no one is paying attention to that. Flavor hops dominated,bitter,juicy tart,clean,the zesty rye quickly tags on, and your palate rides this two headed India cruiser right down to the bottom of the swallow.There again is a slight caramel puddle near the front of the tongue,but its manifested in the most discreet manner. . A beautiful, eye closed comtemplative bitterness left at the end,body just less then medium,refreshing ,thirst quenching and yet remakably drinkable in a hoppy way,the second outstanding hop brew put out by Craig for Sprechers little brother