yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The color of this surprised me right away. Pretty light in color for a winter. Some moderate spice and malts. A little bittering hops too. Plain for winter beer.
mcox90 (1873) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a gold yellow color, much lighter than I would expect a winter ale to be. Also, a small white head with no lacing. Aroma is grains with piney hops. Palate is thin with moderate carbonation. Flavor is mostly grains with corn and a hint of malt. Some hop bitterness in the finish. An alright effort from Geary’s.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of dogfish120love – thanks Brian. Pours a medium slight hazy gold with a one finger white head. The nose is grassy hops and caramel. The taste is sweet caramel malt and light pine. Light-to-medium mouth feel. Meh, drinkable.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geary’s makes fine English style ales, so I’m assuming this is their representation of an English IPA. Very different from what you get accustomed to in the states. It is a weird brew however, I felt it came across as a shallow attempt. Medium copper color with a lasting white head and good lacing. Aromas of stale pepper, toffee and a mix of fresh vegetables along with a woody aspect. Sharp mouth feel, dry and moderately bitter. It’s fairly tame and easy drinking. Grassy hop and lemon flavors coupled with crackers, buttered biscuits, and pepper. Solid brew, but odd overall. Mild IPA no matter what side of the pond you are on.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body with a thin white head. Light berries, and some lightly floral hoppiness with a bitter dry grainy finish. eh.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a
golden color with a 2-finger head, nice head retention and
lacing. Slightly grainy aroma with some citrus and hop notes.
Taste is citrus and fruity hops. Medium bodied.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing special about this beer. Not good for an intro to Gearys beers. Not sure what this is, I was hoping it was going to be like Sam Adams Winter Lager
malrubius (2519) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 ounce bottle in Duvel glass. Minimal aroma. Not sure what the hell is supposed to be going on here. Like drinking water from a rusty faucet. I might need a tetanus shot.
thornecb (5404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Head quickly recedes to nothing. Cracker and malt aromas. Dry with heavy malts. Very limited hops in the finish. I like the dryness of the Gearys ales but I would not call this an IPA. Maybe a pale ale.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clean golden pour. A pretty interesting spicy aroma that hints of apples. A very good finishing bitter but not much hops on the front. A thin and slightly watery offering. Not bad very nice bitter not alot of flavor but still a drinkable beer.