Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet grassy, while the flavor is very hoppy and grassy - I get the notion that the hops used are very fresh, or is the the soul use of Brewers Gold? The end is nicely bitter - though not very bitter, and not as bitter as I had expected from the style.
legion242 (2289) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
1.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Unbelievably GREEN hop flavor- not balanced at all. Very strange. Not at all enjoyable.
ClarkVV (3893) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2005 2004 draught @ Redbones. Very light, but not completely clear, gold. Small foamy white head, mostly disipating. Smells light and floral, rosewater comes to mind. Light airy angel food cake, plenty of soft fluffy hops notes and a touch of light malts. Flavor is crisp and hoppy, but not terribly bitter. Good floral notes, light body. Tastes like lavendar and rose petals steeped in mineral water and then mixed with pilsener malts and herbal-tasting hops. Very refreshing. Quick finish, moderate carbonation. Isn’t this a blonde/golden ale?? Certainly dosent seem like an ESB.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Redbones: Clear orange with a thin white head. Fresh grass and pine in the aroma, lively carbonation, yet soft mouthfeel, medium bodied. Starts lightly bitter and then gets more bitter, very easy to drink and very fresh tasting.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the County Cork in Portland, OR. This brew poured a transparant amber with a fast falling white head. A nice light crisp citrus hop aroma with a little light grainy malt smell also. Taste was well balanced good bitter bite to the finish from the citrus hops. A good IPA or APA. Why doesn’t full sail still bottle their IPA?