argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice full beige head topping a light amber body. Aroma is medium grapefruit. Taste is fairly big grapefruit, quite bitter, sweet, nothing to distinguish it.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty red hue, good white head. Light grapefruit scent. Good hoppiness, milky mouthfeel. This place’s best brew, but unfortunately even it isn’t a ’great’ beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a deep amber, frothy white head and somne seroius lace. Nose is floral, clean and crisp, malt and citrus tones also noticed. Front is semi-sweet, top is light, the finish is all hops, dry, lightly acidic, and a fine IPA by any standards. Ranks #424 on my current 1000 beer master list.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love Cask beers!!! I always thought the Four Peaks IPA was average, but after a little cask conditioning it smoothes out considerabely. Deep Amber color, dense rich off white head. Hoppy aroma, slightly sweet start, nice medium body, bitter/hop finish. Silky mouthfeel.
TAR (2468) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask offering: aroma is very fruity and citric. appearance of small particles, golden, dense haed that is creamy and sticky. hop burp from the extensive dry hopping of some hybrid-hop i had never heard of before this. are those cascades that make this thing so chewy?
Keg: Chunky froth, dense and sticky. aroma is buttery and toasted malt. flavors of passion fruit, tart pineapple, and a nice bitterness. Keg rating 3.7