Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Four Peaks poured a clear copper with a creamy lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, tangerine, orange and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel and citrus with a dry bitter finish.
azmtnbiker (20) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Great american hop aroma with a thick, white head. Nice bitterness with just a touch of malt flavor. I love the hops in this one. Their best beer by far.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is excellent. Typical pale ale color. Light white head. Great hop aroma. Smooth bitterness with lots of hop flavor. Best Four Peaks beer. I wish they would bottle this sucker. Good stuff.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Tempe brewpub: This should be classified as an IPA. Pours to a light golden body with orange-copper tints. Atop it sits a medium white, frothy, thick and well retained head. The aroma is fresh, pungent hops smelling of grapefruit, citrus, pine (very bitter), with faint touches of caramel. The taste is citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin, and floral hops, really just showcasing all the wonderfully fresh west-coast style hop flavors that can be packed into a beer, leaving the sweet caramel/grain malt flavors to take a backseat. Medium body, moderate carbonation, finishes with lasting resiny hop flavors. Very nice.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. This ale pours a light orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is citrusy and earthy. A medium bodied Pale Ale/IPA. Malts are caramel and sweet, touch of toffee. Hops are citrusy and floral. A touch earthy as well. Nice balance. This beer tastes like a cross between an American Pale Ale, a India Pale Ale and an Amber. Hoppy without a lot of hop bitterness, with a fair amount of malt sweetness. Definitely not to any style, but an interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with tanacious white had that laced the glass. The hop nose and flavor is distinctly grapefruit with a touch of spruce. Bitter from start to finish, but not overly so. Bit of a grainy aftertaste.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Sparkling gold, creamy white head. Fresh hop nose of grapefruit and pine, with faint hints of earth and caramel. Loads of hop flavor without major bitterness. Slight sweet malt tones are noted, but truly this is an ode to the hop. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Drinkable all night...
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
cask-- Pouras a cloudy orange hue witha nice tan frothy head. Aromas of buttery pine, a little grass with a hint of wheat. Flavors of butter, straw honey and is that saaz I taste???
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours with a golden-orange body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. woah...Iím not liking this one. Itís sweet and slightly hoppy but itís got some wierd notes to it that just make it bad. Medium bodied and smooth.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask: this beer might have shown signs of diactyl, but since Iím still not exactly sure what diactyl aroma and flavor tastes and smells like, I say fuck emí and rate the damn beer anyway. So the aroma here, it smelled like buttered popcorn with painted shades of butterscotch and light brush strokes of citrus. It was completely flat and I dont think this helped the mouthfeel at all as it was one of the most uninspiring mouthfeels to date...the flatness even tapered to a sickly astringent point. I donít know, there was probably something wrong, but since everyone else at the real ale fest will undoubtably rate it, Iíll be the bandwagon driver for once.