FROTHINGSLOSH (5598) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 This beer came to me in my beer club. I am unfamiliar with the brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright copper color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet grapefruity hops. The flavor is very sweet with moderate fruity hops. The hops are fairly subdued considering the aroma. The balance is a bit too far on the sweet malty side though.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) I bought sixers of various Grand Teton beers, and after sampling some of the other offerings from this brewery, I was expecting this IPA to be pretty lame as well. Happily, this is a pretty nice IPA, pleasant enough, quite flavorful, but not in your face. Grassy, fruity, fairly sweet, and with a fairly bready malt backbone, the moderately bitter hops is in reasonable, though not perfect balance. The hops shows mostly notes of mild grapefruit in the long-lasting finish. Medium in body with a fairly crisp mouthfeel. Aromas of light malt, bready, grassy, and a bit musty, but lacking sufficient hops for total balance. Dark golden color with some light haziness. Off-white head is pretty average all around, fading to a thin, bubbly layer, but leaving a "lunar landscape" patchwork of lace. Certainly not in the top tier, but decent enough to buy a sixer for those times when you just want to consume a decent beer.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden brown with a thin white head. Doughy malts, citrus and some piney hops in the nose. Moderate bitterness, some grass, a little earth, doughy malts balancing things out. Solid IPA.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More my kind of IPA, where it isn’t just a hopsplosion, which is prolly why it is rated so lukewarm. Very solid brew from a VERY underrated Brewery.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright golden-amber colour. The aroma is woody, citrusy with fresh bready maltiness. Moderate bitterness - slightly woody, earthy. Some toasted malts and clean bread notes. The palate is balanced. An IPA doesn’t need to bludgeon you with hops to be good.
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, orange with an off white 2" head, alfalfa hops smell, not much carbonation, medium bodied slightly bitter, minor balance issues, better than average overall.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Beer on the month. Wasn’t a bad beer. Had a nice dry hop bite to it. Had worse. Had better.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Yellowish color with minimal head retention. Nice zippy hop aroma with some white pepper. Aroma of Cascade hops is most prevelant. Taste is piney and sweet and sadly without any real balance.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazed orangey amber. Sweet pineapple, woody hop aroma. Dryish, spicy palate, mild biscuity malt and tropical fruit. Not a great IPA but drinkable.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been a while since I’ve had this one: Some spicey, floral aromas in the nose, a note of sweet fruitiness, too; nice pour yeilds an ample cap of creamy, nicley lacing head; very slightly body and moderate carbonation; sweet, nutty front end followed by a building, citric/floral bittering; the malt really needs some more presence, the hopping is adequate and tasty; not bad