badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at dark horse during the 4elf release, 2010. dark amber with small head. medicinal aroma. extremely similar to something i came across in a biochemistry or micro lab. sugar and bread in the finish. not good
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, 2010 4 Elf Release Party. Described as a "quad IPA." Murky medium orange-brown body, thin cream head. Potent nose of catty, herbal, medicinal hops backed by sugary malts. The body was very sweet, a medley of skunky, catty, slick, oily hops and sugary malts, the alcohol not especially prominent. The cloying sugars soften the hops, resulting in a surprising and uncomfortable balance.