tennisjoel (1211) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on cask at the brewpub (downtown location). I had this the night before the Great Taste of the Midwest festival. I have to admit cask is not my favorite way to drink beer, as I feel that it muddles the flavor somewhat. That said, this was a nice creamy mouthfeel with candied hops and a smooth finish. Not the normal bite that I like, but I could tell this is a solid offering nonetheless.
drfabulous (4716) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. Pine. Hops. Grass. All that you expect from a West Coast IPA served at the pub downtown. Good IPA.
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was a little disappointed in this. Solid aroma, and really nice hoppy flavor but there was almost no carbonation and the body was surprisingly thin for a beer with this much flavor. Almost watery.
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a tanned head. Bitter with some sweetness. Mellow grapefruit aromaswith a bit of sugary caramel aromas. Medium to full bodied. Very low carbonation. Bitter finisf with aromas of grapes and a hint of apples.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber, white head. Nose is mango & catty, carmel malts. Flavor is strong hops (mango, catty, raw green pine), very bitter in the finish with a hint of lingering caramel. Very ’juicyfruit’
pepsican (1520) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
engine pour. Pours murky amber with a medium sized white head. Flowery, citrus hoppy aroma. Flavor is flower hops(fresh and green) pine, orange and grapefruit citrus. Finishes mildly bitter, decent carbonation.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on draught as part of a four-sampler at the brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Clear, deep amber pour with a wispy head, floral nose, almost soapy in its perfume, very bitter and floral hoppiness, rose and some strawberry, strong finisih. Interesting but kind of weird.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on an engine at the downtown location. Pours a clear glowing orange with a brownish tint and a soapy beige head that laces all over. Florals, citrus, grapefruit, with fresh green hops. Lightly sweet caramels. Oranges and pine. Very creamy. Long pine and fresh green hop finish. Really fresh and so smooth from that engine. *note I also had it not on the engine and it lost a lot of the creaminess and fresh flavor.
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask downtown. The body was clear copper with a very light colored khaki head. The aroma was earthy and floral with with lots of grapefruit. Like smelling fresh hops and fresh groudn grains. The taste has musk and leather with some sweat. Lots of grapefruit and toffee. Soft mouthfeel.
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the downtown Madison location. Fitting orange hazy appearance with a velvety white head, it looks delicious. Fresh cut grass and citrus orange juice greet the nose, with some floral hop cones as well. Flavor is similar but with a pretty large twang all over the mouth, suggesting something isn’t quite right here. Cardboard creeps in along with the wet hop oils, and over time there’s flavors of medicinal lip balm and gauze. Low carbonation, almost cask-like but this is CO2, and it finishes with a bit of a vegetable note. Started well, ended poorly.