TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Mellow Mushroom in Huntsville, AL. “Yes, may I have another” was the answer around my table full of pizza and empty glasses. Poured a clear dark copper with a light beige head. I’ve read some ratings where the aroma was lacking. I feel opposite. Aroma of crushed up needles and pedals with sweet malts and a citrus dressing. Taste was just as powerful. Clean finish. Great beer.
Stracey (39) - Pelham, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 One of my favorites. Very hoppy and quite bitter. A little citrus on the nose. Lots of hops up front. All bitter at the back.
rstone27 (7) - Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So terribly disappointed with the aroma.. Very weak but i do get a grassy, slight citrus nose with a hint of earthy malt like scent. Lacking on appearance, may be do to a lack of carbonation at the pub. Zero lacing.. Taste is very well balanced. Malty earth comes through with slight caramel and almost a tart citrus flavors that fades to a grassy bitter finish. A little bland on the palate, again might be due to low carbonation levels. Great taste but could be so much better if other areas of the beer were tweaked. Very drinkable!
greenpeace677 (1) - - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
honestly, snake handler sits in my top five. it’s wild-- the grassiness
makes my mouth water...
good people does great work and their taproom is f’n stellar. good work.
DalzAle (2018) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to woodchopper on BA! Hazy apricot pour, lasting carbonation which eventually left some nice lacing with a good aroma of syrupy sweet herbal/dirty hops and wood. Flavor is very sweet thick bitter hops, citrus rind and finished dry with all the previous flavors falling off. Decent beer, but I’m guessing it may not be fresh. I would like to try this again if given the chance.
Itzjerm (2065) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet flowers. Appearance holds a head for a long time. Taste is a bit to sweet... but builds bitter over time. Not as sweet as beer engineers version, but still to sweet. If you are looking for an IPA in AL go to STA Monkeynaught.
Holy (837) - GERMANY - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2012 Can shared at Day Two, sos... I always love to find good beer in a can... and this is good beer in a can...
vyvvy (5381) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Seymour for this one. Pours amber with a light haze and a large beige head. The aroma has funk, green onions, cream and caramel malt - decent aroma. Full body that’s a bit rough with fairly sharp carbonation. The taste starts with lots of woody cardboard and some dry malt. The finish is very woody and earthy. Seems quite old, but there is no date on the can.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can… Murky amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet furnishes notes of caramel, toffee and citrusy, spicy, earthy hops. Full-bodied and silky with gentle carbonation. The flavor is a tea biscuit and caramel foundation that is totally overwhelmed by medium to heavy, grassy hop bitterness. Lengthy, bitter finish. Kudos to biggsbowler for sharing!
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks, brentfeesh. Tasted from cool 12oz can into tulip glass. It poured a pretty amber color but no head whatsoever. However, I received this beer in trade, and the can arrived unopened but a little sticky and wet. Perhaps the seal broke just enough to leak the carbonation. Oh well. Nice perfumey hops aroma, bread, brown sugar, light alcohol but not hot or fusel like you might expect from 9.3% ABV, faint fruity ale yeast esters. Hoppy flavor but matched by a hefty caramel malt sweetness. True-to-style Imperial IPA. A much nicer balance than their standard IPA, interestingly.