hailpurdue (11) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am not a hop head, so IPAs are usually not my thing, but after trying this one, we’ve actually made two batches of clone beer in our own oak barrels as Cigar City isn’t available in AZ. This is the perfect beer, just the right amount of hops, the oak smoothes it out, the aftertaste is perfect. I could drink gallons of this in one sitting.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… Lightly hazed, dirty orange ale with a small, wispy, white head. The nose furnishes earthy, white peppery, musky hops intermingled with suggestions of toasted oak and tangerine peel. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is like untreated Jai Alai except the bitterness and alcohol are a bit diminished and there is a whisper of toasted oak. Lightly bitter, abrasive, bone-dry finish.