cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raw. That was the first word that came into my mind when considering the flavor and palate. Tons of grassy hop pellets strewn through the beer like hay dragged through a meadow. Slightly citrusy, a lot of wheat >>> but not the toasted, refined kind. Think wheat harvested yesterday and baked for 10 minutes just to slightly dull the raw kernels. The commercial description probably influenced me to this end but I was reminded a lot of Copperhead, with most of the rounded malt body that makes it tasty. Palate is sharp but quickly dulls. House yeast is used and the aroma gives that away instantly. Enjoyed the Fuggle aroma.
Indra (2689) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Biscuity, lightly herbal, leafy and woody (cedar) hop aroma, with fainter notes of apple and pine. Bright copper color, clear, with an initially rocky, subsiding head. Flavor is heavily hop-oriented, full of spicy, piney, earthy bitterness, with justa brief appearance made by the malts towards the finish, which is toasty and very dry. Palate is smooth and a bit "prickly", medium bodied. Not exactly well-balanced but refreshing and tasty, and nicely quenching due to the abundant hops. A treat for any lupulin fan.