Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/mahogany with a creamy head and spots of lace. Big bitter and nice backing malts. Some spiciness. More citrus hops with some bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel. Big bodied with a bitter finish.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not to overpowering hoppy aroma. Suprisingly subtle on the hops for an IPA.
Nice crisp finish...well balanced sweetness.
Reid (1898) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok on cask at the Deschutes Brewpub in Bend Oregon.
What an excellent looking IPA..deep orange , very hazy amazing creamy cask conditioned head..marvelous lacing.
Very hoppy/spicy aroma..exceptionally fresh.
The cask conditioning seems to lessen the bitterness and allow the malts some room to raom making a very nicelly balanced beer.
Exceptional on the palate..silky smooth and very creamy.
What a drinkable ale..I could drink these all night ..wonderful