CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at the 12/18/04 Wisconsin gathering: Pours a clear copper with a thin white lacy head. Aroma is sweet and toffee-like with some subtle western US hop presence. Nice caramel sweet body has a mild (at least for an IIPA) hoppy balance. This is practically a regular IPA by today’s standards. Thanks to DavidP for sharing!
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 bomber. Poured healthy medium golden with a short, thicker cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up bright pine and floral hoppage with definite citrus undertones.. pale malt and grapefruit meat sweetness backed it up.. nice! The flavor opened with sharp grapefruit and metallic notes.. caramel and grapefruit rolled over the middle, surrounded by pine and grapefruit bitterness.. finished sharp like the open, adding some warm alcohol emphasis. Medium-bodied and it never really found its groove on the palate.. felt a little stronger than it actually was.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich copper amber with an off-white head. Big pine resin aroma with caramel backing. Pine resin flavor with some grapefruit and caramel. Lighter body than expected. Nice flavor, but would be better if bitterness lingered a little longer.
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of THE douglas88, thanks again. The pour is clear copper with orange hues and micro thin off white head. The modest aroma has rich malt sweetness, pine hops, earthiness, floral hops and grapefruit hops. Overall the aroma is a bit timid in strength but does manage to deliver a nice array of aromatics. The taste is full and rich with solid grapefruit, pine, earthy, spicy and floral hops. Most hop variety notes seem to be accounted for here. I get a nice load of malt sweetness holding up the hops and allowing the whole thing to ride into the finish with a thin slick layer of lingering malt sweetness as well as fading hop bitterness.
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small white head. Hazy orang body. Powerfull oranges hops aroma. Flavor as indicated by the aroma oranges and a good deal of hops bitterness with a touch of pepper.
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of fishingnet.
Pours copper, thin white head.
Aroma fresh hops.
Taste, hoppy, with a tingly spicy-bitter mouthfeel.
Drinkable, not something that stands out.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, some caramel. Tastes of grapefruit, some dry malt, pepper. Some resiny hints emerge as the beer warms. Decent.
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared wih Parksy. Pours a cloudy honey gold with a brief golden head. Aroma is reedy maltiness and resinous vegetal hops. Flavour is hoppy, but somewhat soapy rather than citric or resinous. Not as smooth as I’d like. The hop character just doesn’t satisfy as much as I’d hoped. Decent, but one was enough.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit,
apricot, flowers), moderately malty (cookie), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is
lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety
texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Yet
another basic hopfest from the northwest. Quite a teeter-totter from
when it first hits your tongue until the finish...goes from too sweet to
too bitter very quickly, and unsettling effect. Nothing much of interest
here, perhaps a little maltier in the nose than some. Has that raw bread
dough yeast smell, common to lots of American beers, not something I
enjoy. Rather flimsy body for its size/style. Drinkable, but not
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazy orangish hued golden color, small dishwater like head, with sketchy lacing. A nice citrusy pine aroma invades the nose, with subtle hints of hops and flora. Forwardly sweet, slightly piney, again with the subtle hop notes. Some caramel tones as well. Slightly resiny at the finish, a wee bit sweet, and slightly malty. I can completely dig this one! Slightly medicinal in the aftertaste, but I am willing to bet thats because of the temp and its 7.8% ABV. Thanks goes out to batkins for the trade!