desurfer (1279) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wouldn’t have guessed this was their IPA. Hoppiness was in the range of your typical APA, with a weird flavor in the background I couldn’t place, but detracted from the beer considerably.
spamolacat (1) - USA - JUL 1, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
best ale I’ve ever had. better than sierra nevada and I love that. good aroma nice mouth feel.
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, floral, bitter hop aroma. Copper/amber in color with nice lace. Bitter mouthfeel; peppery. Something is not quite right, but it is still a good IPA.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Tap at brewery) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Flavor of hops and some caramel. Somewhat bitter finish.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh but overwhelming aroma of Cascades. Clear copper penny color. Whew! Grapefruit assault! Way too citrusy. Sorry, can’t wrap my tongue around this one. One-dimensional.
Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 At the brewpub ... Pure copper color. Metallic hoppy aroma and flavors. Nice malt underpinings. This is a nice pale ale.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice centennialish hop aroma. Deep dark crystal malt aroma as well. Deeply bitter, a bit in fact for the body. Seems like a mix of centennials and cascades. Thanks Eric for sharing your growler.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The O.G. is the same, but the Hops are now at 50.5. 5oz sample. Dark reddish color, off white head. Heard to tell the size of the head from my sample glass. The aroma was hard to pin down, but I finally figured out that it smells like Champagne, the real stuff. There is also some fruit, maybe orange? The beer has a lot of hops, but it is real balanced. In the past, this beer ruined any sense of bitterness in following beers due to it’s hoppy, but well hidden style. The finish was real nice. A beer that I get everytime I am there. It tastes less bitter than when I have had it in the past, but this was sample #4, so maybe I was mistaken.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pure copper color, with a rustic reddish hue atop, and a thick, pale brownish head, soon simmering down to a tight, white ring.
Aroma: softy and distinctly malty, creamy, with toffeeish notes, hints of fruit, refined, restrained, and sophisticated.
On the palate, light and smooth, but fully loaded with flavor, rich, full and super-malty. Not too much from the hop department here, but the abscence is not missed so much when in the company of so much flavor as is in such abundant supply here. And in this sampling, I had a 64 0z. supply of flavor and never tired of it for a moment. The growler was empty before the morning broke!
Mild, mellow, smooth, but jam-packed with luscious taste! An excellent session ale, in my humble,
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head with lots of lacing. A little bit of citrus rind, pine and some bread in the aroma. The taste is slightly bitter with orange peel and burnt toast. Overall a medium mouth feel and little carbonation. However, this may have been due it being from a growler that was nearly one week old. I also tasted this at the brewpub, but didn’t rate it. Solid IPA.