Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught during the Autumn Brew Review 2009 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a hazy amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of honey, caramel, a hint of brown sugar, and smoked peat. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel, burnt honey, some smoked peat (plastic bandage) and a hint of brown sugar. Finish is semi-sweet, a touch of smokiness, with some mild flowery bitterness that slowly disappears. A little tame for an IPA but it is the only Dave’s Brew Farm with any bitterness in the finish.
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the 2009 ABR. Sweet aroma, malt and honey. Some smoke in both the aroma and the flavor. Moderate hops, and a medium palate. I really like the aroma with the hops, malt, and honey.