AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super heady nar nar poo poo, a good barrel at an Arcata rager, I just wish I could have been told what that oatmeal stout was, alas.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like organic goods, so when I saw this I was a little excited, but no too excited. Pours amber in color with a thick off-white head and decent lacing. flavors of pine and grapefruit and is pretty smoothe going down with decent bittering action. Still... far from superior.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brownish hued pour with a big off-white head which is well retained leaving good lace. Big aroma, with nutty, carmelly malt in the fore, some spicy hops in the back. Strawberry?? not to me Tends towards malt with the hops indeed coming mid palate and lingering. An odd lingering bitterness, one I donít much care for it...probably the hop variety(Fuggle or Golding?) I donít get any grapefruit out of this brew. Certainly full bodied with chewy malt. A flavorful beer, just donít care for the aftertaste to rate it higher.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2004 Saddle leather brown, substantial thick head. Aroma is very smoothly malty--toffee and some light milk chocolate. Hoppiness weighs moderately with apricot and some pink grapefruit. Flavor is full of berries and lusciously smooth and sweet with slightly charred notes. Nicely bittered and super-clean and creamy on the palate. An excellent IPA, and all the better for using organic ingredients. I'd buy this quite regularly if it were available in my town. Distinctive.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don't think this is the same as the Ravensbrau, though I've never had that, partially since the ABV jumped up a notch. Certifiec organic. Ingredients: Water, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Hops, Hops. I'm guessing the last addition of hops are only partially organic?
12oz bottle, nice label, no date stamp...
Pours a nice dark yellow, with lots of floaties. The thick head lasts a long time and then slowly turns itself into a nice lace down the glass.
The aromatic hops are prevelant and they cover anything else that may be there almost completely, but there is a slight hint of fruit.
Tastes like an IPA should: Hoppy! Melon flavor hides in the back. The alcohol is apparent, though, which knocks the score down a notch.
Mouthfeel is full and *very* slightly metalic. Lots of carbonation.
Drinkability is only average. There's a grassy aftertaste that's making me wish I wasn't out of peanuts or something. I think this would be a lot better after some aging.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild hoppy aroma. Body is good and thick. Hops taste kind of astringent, but not bad. Kind of sweet palate, but not too overdone. For an organic beer, this wasn't too bad, but an organic beer can only be so good.
Reid (1602) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok was in the local health food store when I noticed they had some beers in a small section of the refridgerator..mainly Butte creek and Wolavers..but they had some from this brewer to..so too good of an oppertunity for a BA rater to pass up in the basket a 12 oz single went.
When poured the beer has a nice good looking IPA orangy colour with some minimal haziness..large pure white head..that shrinks to a great lace effect.
Very good spicy, hoppy , zesty IPA aroma again well done!
MM very smooth and sweet for a start..can taste some good malts then mid-tongue the zesty hop bitterness shows through..it ends sweet again then leaves a wonderful aftertaste.
Great feel on the palate dopes all the right things for an IPA.
A very very drinkable IPA..i thoughroughly enjoyed this and its Organic ..wonders never cease.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful, hoppy, chewy (malty), and very floral. This is a wonderful beer, I wish it was lower in alcohol so I could drink more. One terrific brew.
kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very big citrus fruit nose to this orange colored ale. Almost a toasted flavor with huge hops that finish super strong.
3fourths (6948) - StraŖgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this at the brewery in June 2003. Medium orange amber hue. Very fruity and floral nose. Smells of sugar sweetener, grapes, and apples. Very roasted peanut flavor. Carbonation hides much of the hop flavor, and the nutty tones are not very enjoyable. I can't get past the charred wood flavor.