DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a mildly cloudy orangey yellow color with this menacingly ridiculous head that left super frickin duper lacing all over the glass. One of the creamiest, most frothy heads Iíve ever seen...could have to do with this being nearly 2 years old. The aroma is fruuuuuuuuuuuity! Citrus, pine and a hint of malty sweetness..almost candy sugar. The flavor is medium bodied, and mildly carbonated and sticky. The flavor is sweet and citrusy with apricot sugars in mid sip followed by an earthy, dirty and twiggy bittering near the finish. Some malty cardboard towards the end, perhaps a hint of banana and grapefruit. Nice mouthfeel, a good but (since im used to west coast IPAís) tamed IPA. Why did they have to go out of business...whyyyyy!
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow/orange color, with a head of truly epic proportions. I donít think Iíve ever seen a head this huge! Aroma has subtle citrusy hops, slightly creamy. Flavor has some roasted malt, but dominated by a slightly hoppy bitterness. A good IPA, somewhat one-dimensional.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
i gotta give thanks to kp for this bonus brew in our trade.the breakdown poured a super murky organge with hints of yellow creeping about.i got a nice white head that disapeared and left a nice web around my tulip glass.the aroma contained te signature citrus/pine characteristics,as well as some caramel malts.i personally felt the flavor,and palate lacked a bit.although its very smooth and easy to drink.overall its not a bad ipa at all.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SpringsLicker. Pours a hazy amber color. Nice white head leaves great lacing. Very big aroma of the Goldings is fruity and floral. Creamy mouthfeel. Well balanced IPA. Underrated???
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber body with a good-looking creamy white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Smells like a discarded grapefruit left by a camper on a pine forest floor. This is all very subtle, the flavor doesnít leap out, perhaps the carbonationís not right for it. The earthiness is way more apparent when sipping the beer. Dry, earthy/musty hops provide a nice couterpart to a dry wheat cracker malt. The carbonation might be a little too zippy, could be more gentle. An interesting and unique IPA.
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice copper with a large white foamy head. The aroma was very yeasty and hoppy, with a slight citrus hint and some odd assortment of spiciness as the beer warmed. The flavor was noticably sweet with maltiness, yet still had that great hoppy bitterness at the finish. Rather dry and acidic. I enjoyed this one, too bad there will be no more.
Indra (2531) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, leafy, piney and yes, earthy noble hop aroma, a very faint toasty malt sweetness in the background. Medium copper color, opaque (bottle-conditioned) with a lasting, creamy off-white head and respectable lacing. Flavor is appropriately hoppy and bitter from beginning to end, full, fruity and citric but with a gentle and complimentary maltiness on the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, body is medium. Very easy to drink indeed. Thanks, Jay!
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hey, this may be retired but I found a few bottles of it in downtown Chatanooga at the local Mello Mushroom. They told me Dogwood was out of business but they had a few bottles left. Not a bad brew all and all. Too bad Iíll never get to try any more of their stuff. However, when I left they still had a couple bottles left. If any of you were big fans, you might get a last taste if you hurry:-)
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark murky orange/yellow, big fluffy white head. Aroma of piney hops. Flavor of piney hops, bitter. Astringent flavor and aroma. Smooth palate. Very nice brew. Thanks to Shag for this tasty brew!
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy tangerine skin orange color with a thin white head. Strong grassy nose, slight hints of citrus underneath. Malts are thin, hoppy dry taste at the finish and on through the aftertaste. One dimensional, but not offensive at all. May quench your thirst, but good luck...the doors of this brewery are CLOSED!