BückDich (5466) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light crisp amber color with an average sized puffy head and slight lacing sticking down the glass. The aroma is very mild, light hops and sweet malt but nothing much else. The flavor is very balanced with a bitter start from the hops and a sweet malty end. The mouthfeel is more malty, the hops are not too asertive. Overall this seems a little underhopped for an IPA but is still very well balanced and has some clean flavors.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a thin head, no lacing. Small hops in the nose, almost reminds me of dish soap. Hop and lemon flavors. Finishes bitter. Nice IPA
CaptainCougar (7096) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is highly hopped with some sweet caramel malt thrown in. Nice sweet and hoppy body. Reminds me of Sweetwater IPA, but with a little less malt. Peppery hop finish. A decent IPA.
jgb9348 (3973) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a decently thick white head. Fairly strong grapefruity hop characteristics in the aroma. Light to Medium-bodied; Grapefruity hop flavour but not strong at all...fairly mild. Aftertaste shows a bit of the hops with an equal balance of malt. Overall, a decent IPA, but more reminiscent of an APA in my opinion. I had this beer on draught at Summit's in Sandy Springs (Atlanta), Georgia on 25-September-2003.
3fourths (6965) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 This has a medium-amber hue with a large soapy-looking head. The nose is the requisite hops but with a sour hay note as well. Texture is too thin, with an overall flavor of apple juice taste.
haddon90 (1302) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, amber color. A little sediment with a medium sized head. Some hops in the aroma with a hint of citrus? Overall not bad. On tap at Summit's in Sandy Springs.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, pint glass, 50 degrees. Off-white, foamy, frothy, tall head is on an orange-amber body that is quite hazy and appears to be fairly substantial. Citric (grapefruit) and piney hops; cookie malt; doughy yeast. Moderately sweet, lightly biter, moderately acidic flavor become a lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic finish. Very nice balancing cookie-flavored malt does not challenge the hops, but rather, enhances them. Medium body, somewhat creamy texture, moderate carbonation. The bottom line is: Dogwood kicks @$$, period.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A medium orange amber color( a little darker than beige), some sediment, with a medium fizzy head. Mixture of English and American hops in aroma. A funky English hop taste that has been left to dry hop too long as the finish is too dry. It misses as the sweetness of the English hops and the assertivness of the American hops do not blend well.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color reminded me of Anchor Steam, a nearly clear deep amber and a frothy head. Aroma was of spicy hops with a slight grassiness. Crisp body which mellowed quickly. Good balance between the malt flavors and the hop bitterness. Maybe too much malt here for my liking. Finishes bitter and a slight dryness.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy orange-amber w/ massive, pillowy tan head. An assertive yet subtle citrus aroma w/ notes of musty wood, vanilla & spice. Nice creamy feel. Aggressive hop bitterness, yet enough malt to balance. Also get some cream and vanilla. Finish is mildly acidic and leaves a little too much alcohol on the palate.