hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light aroma with some honey and some soap. I think maybe they don’t rinse their glassess well. Punch you in the face hops, lots and lots of bitterign hops in the flavour. One dimensional.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Fitgers. Average interpretation of an overproduced beer style. I guess every brewpub needs to make an American Pale Ale. For you folks that like these cross-your-eyes-it’s-so-bitter beers, go nuts.
undsioux7 (869) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 sample at pub. This was a good one. One of those that has the balance down nicely. Plus the hops were dominated by pine taste which I love. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but this is just a straight up good session beer.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on draught as part of the sampler flight at the brewery in Duluth, Minnesota. Hazy, dark orange pour with a filmy white head, piney floral hoppiness with some pineapple. Extremely bitter, especially for an APA, with an unexpectedly alcoholic finish. Great!
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the hoppy end of things, good complexity, cuts spicy food well but leaves its own little tingle. Piney. Plain golden color. (on tap at brewpub)
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light orange color. Bitter, herbal hop flavor. Some citrus. Simple and good.
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Fitgers Brewhouse in Duluth, MN, pours a hazy golden amber brew with a minimal white head that diminishes to a fine film and slick lacing. Aroma of sweet honey, citrus peel, and powdered sugar. Taste is medium body, some sour citrus, and a grassy pine bitterness. Finish is dry with a slight citrus aftertaste.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Fitgers Brewhouse in Duluth, MN. SWEET ORANGE HOP ON A HAZY DARK ORANGE BODY. SWEET ORANGE HOP BODY.
RJBennett (52) - Hibbing, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
citrus, brown, amber, hazy, aminimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,
Stine (1734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colored and brisk. Lemon hops, oranges in the aroma. Biting, spritzy aerosol flavor, crystal malt, powerful sugar-glazed grapefruit. Uninvitingly metallic mouthfeel and not enough nuance to this one.