Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bronze colour. Aroma is raspberry, butter, earthy hops – holy Ringwood! Candyish flavour. Sweet and fruity. Astringent minerally note. Finish grows more bitter, but not enough to save it. Based on this and other recent Geary samples, I think maybe they’ve lost control of their yeast. This is ugly.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Until I looked this up I thought it was a pale lager. IPA? You got to be kidding. No aroma or flavor except for a little skunk. Glad I bought one bottle!!
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Faint nose of hops with almost no discernable head. Pours light amber with a wannaabe IPA palate. Very thin and watery. A Winter Ale?
malrubius (1821) - 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.
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2007
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
no aroma from a amber body with a small white head.Some hop biterness and some honey undertones and a touch of malt in the finish from a very thin body. No way you cold even come close to considering this an IPA.
Imaena (1869) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Not one of Geary’s finest brews. When you have HSA as a winter stalwart why did you go and brew this?
Pailhead (5038) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2005
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: Aroma is a little off and mostly malt. Light caramel with just faint hops. Pours a transparent light amber with a quickly diminishing white head. Light malt up front with caramel and some other funky flavor that is really unpleasant. You can say it finishes hoppy, but it’s not a good hop flavor. As far as IPA’s that I’ve rated, only Redhook is worse.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
My friend Matt brought this one to me from a trip to Maine. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium golden color with a small white head. The aroma was sour and tangy with not much good going on. The flavor was bitter, tart and a bit tangy. Not good at all. I was surprised to see it listed as an IPA as there was not real hop presence.