Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A somewhat nebulous deep amber to copper color as it sets in the glass, crowned by a majestic head that is light tan in color and semi-creamy in its consistency with a fine sheet of lace to seal off the glass. A pleasing hop floral aroma greets the nose, citrus or maybe lime like a better description, crisp and clean to the senses with a sweet malt tone also noticed, front is sweet, loaded with malt and the top fair to middling in its feel. Quite a big hop bite at the finish and the carbonation light with the hop floral flavor lasting long after the beer is gone, a pleasing to the palate beer, and a fine representative to the style.
3fourths (6960) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange with lots of lacing. Sweet peach and wood hop aroma, which is very nice. Woody and musty flavor with a soapy finish. Thin.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber color,small white head that lasted for a nice amount of time.Hoppy grapefruit aroma.The taste was light malt but very well done on the hops with a nice fruity taste of grapefruit and even a slight juicy fruit gum appearance.The finish is quite good being nicely hoppy with a good bitter after taste of hops and grapefruit.This was much better then i expected and one of there better brews so far of the collection i purchased.Very much worth trying if you can get it.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I recently discovered this brewery and I really like their offerings. This isn't my favorite, though. It's nicely hopped(!) but it's missing something. If it were a bit thicker I'd say it was great but as is it is just pretty good.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - AUG 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, clear, moderate white head. Classic. Piney, resiny aroma that is slightly balanced by some caramel and toast. I also get a faint broth and honey. Starts bitter finishes with a mouthfull of grapefruit rind then misses (almost watery).
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has an almost harsh bitterness. Low aroma but this is better than most Dick's beers. It is okay though, just not fantastic.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to disagree with 'drismyhero' and say that I liked the abundant hop flavor. However I wouldn't say that this is at the top of my IPA list though either. In my opinion it is Dick's best beer and overall a worthy attempt of an IPA.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2003 You know...there was once a case of a man who drank himself to death, not from alchohol, but from water. It is well known that too much of a good thing can most definitely be harmful, but it is also possible to overdo something not only good, but vital for survival...like hops. If you were to find the beer lover's food pyramid hops would be right there at its foundation: 4-6 doses daily, but this beer is a bit over the top. The hops are very tasty, it smells delightful, but the bitterness is everlasting and drier than shit. There is a ton of flavor here, and if it were crafted better and not so overly dry and bitter, this could be very reminiscent of the Stone IPA.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light brown, thick tan head. Citrus hop nose. Grapefruit hop flavor with lasting finish
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy amber with large tan head. Make no mistake, this is a hella hoppy beer. Delicious floral hop aromas and good bitter taste, but way short on the malt front. A big beer only in the sense of the hops. The lack of malt coupled with enthusiastic carbonation lead to the impression that one is drinking hop flavored club soda. Pours viscous, but mouthfeel is actually quite thin. The finish is disturbingly dry. Fizzy hop water; no thanks.