5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Deschutes: Dirty amber, cloudy, moderate off-white foamy off-white head, sticky lacing. Rubbery nose, slight artificial
fruitiness. Tangy start, starchy, pale malts, low hop profile, high fake profile. The fruitiness aspect of this beer does not
translate well. The fruit aspect seems immature, or picked too early. Its dry and not as sweet as you would aspect. Flavor
is too artificial. Underlying beer is questionable. Is it a wheat or a pale? Slight astringency on the finish. Body
and mouthfeel are bordering on the thin side. Tacky finish. Blech... Great pale ales but stay away from the fruit!