auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz Bottle. A quieted hop sugar aroma, glowering with lemons and spice marinade. Nice and nuanced. Piney. A decent aroma. Pours this side of ruddied amber, with a silken draping of birch. Flavor is surprisingly boring. Thereís a cracker-like malt sweetness, running amongst a nip of honey and sherry. Heat. Hops run away in fright. Where did the hops and bitterness go? This has a humulus profile of a APA or an aged Barleywine. Fresh tasting at least. Earthy. Thin and soapy. Meh.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This isnt an IPA, if you think of it as a bitter its decent, malty and dry bitter finish. decent, thanks MikeM!
Loineshawn (3012) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a clear copper with a nice fluffy offwhite head. aroma of moldy bread, hay rotten wood, stale pale malts. light mouthfeel. maybe i got a bad bottle, not sure how long it was sitting at peterís gourmet something or other. This beer was a little more palatable as it warmed, but still wasnít good.
HonkeyBra (2883) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangish reddish pour with this white head. Sweet toffee with herbal hops in the aroma. Flavor is toffee and caramel sweetness with a perfumy hop note. A bit of an herbal hop bite. It really tastes like this beer has a lot of potential but is ruined by a weird bottling issue. Plastic in the finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from dmschefke, thanks Dave. Hazy orangish/brown color with a nice white head. Mild hop aroma, really light actually. Decent hop bite, much better than the armoma, some maltiness as well. Decent
Cybercat (2788) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, slightly hazy golden amber with a fairly thick and quite persistent pale tan head. Strong aroma is quite hoppy and has hints of grapefruit and, interestingly enough, honey-like sweetness. Flavor is hoppy and a little bitter, with a hint of grapefruit and just a whisper of honey. Texture is quite fizzy and tingly, leaving behind a hoppy and tingly finish.
robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at le mondiale 2011. Well not much to repot here, run of the mill american ipa. Citrucy hops, light bready malts. Good.
iowaherkeye (2676) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Notes from heemer77ís January í07 tasting. Hazy orange caramel with a moderate yellow light beige head. Aroma had an odd plastic aroma (like that of the El Toro Stout), perfumey and floral hops, and some toffee. Flavor had big bitterness and some strong perfumey hops, and fairly astringent. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. So-so.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle via trade with Duane! - Thanks! - Pours dark brownish red with a fair creamy beige head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass. Aromas of malts surprisingly. Caramel, toffee, and a slight nose of the citrus hops but really not much.. Flavor oddly like soap suds to me.. Some caramel there and slight orange but overall some odd soapy flavor. Palate seems pretty solid with a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Oddly barleywine like to me.. I didnít like this much really..
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 6/1/08. 12oz bottle. Hazy with an amber hue. White ring of head. Honey and grape aromas. Crackers and cranberries. Medium bodied with an initial sweet moderate malt flavor. Middle palate holds an odd metallic taste. Bitter hoppy finish. Grapefruit and grassy hop profile. Estery undertones. Woody and berry notes. Sticky lingering finish. Par.