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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Fresh growler: Dull copper, largely bubbled and thin off-white cap, sparce lacing in strings. Aroma is warm with mild darker citrus orange and grapefruit, lesser lemon notes and pine. One very nice and unique toasty malt backing reminds me of graham crackers and cinnamon toast. Taste is broad, warm, subtle, and complex with a smoother balance then what was expected. Very well rounded hoppyness, no big edges here, straight up dark citrus of manderine orange, a good squeeze of red grapefruit pith, subjacent dry lemon peels and pine resin shadow the forefront. Bitterness is beyond in-check. The grapefruit juicyness gives most of the energy. But every rough edge and corner has been polished off by a peculiar warm toastyness thats still making me think of cinnamon toast or cinnamon biscuits. Uniquely balanced and flavored. Feel is massively warm and thick for an IPA; full bodied, heavy creamyness ensues from front to back. Balanced more so towards the malt end as the hop tones are ghostly intertwined with more of a darker citrus tone then bright. Stiil clean though. Oh how I would like it to be a smidgeon crispier; then this would shine. A pretty nice IPA, its thickness is pretty big and its hop tones are mellowed out compared to most. As I think through what I like about this beer is that it makes me think of what Bitter Woman would be like if it was more malt toned or perhaps aged. The Amarillos play a big role here but just not as bright as they could be. I hear this is much better on-cask, and I wouldn’t doubt that for a second. Its heavier texture just begs to be pulled not pushed.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Dark reddish-brown in color. Aroma of pine, very hoppy. Medium body with a slick texture and lightly astringent finish. Buttery malt with tons of pine hops in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Dark amber color with medium head. Very hoppy aroma. Hopped flavor, but not overwhelmingly so. Oddly creamy for an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Honey Brown Coloring. Small Head. Hoppy Aroma. Dry and Hoppy Flavor...Thick, but Smooth Going Down.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Cask, beer machine. Dark amber/light brown body with a light hoppy nose. Taste is somewhat fruity with lots of pine tar flavors, lots of cascades, nice rounded bitterness. Very smooth flavors and feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4769) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Sample at the Madison location, casked. Very clear dark amber, no head. Very fresh leafy-hoppy nose, something out of the rainforest; touch of sour cherries to boot. Strong hoppiness in the body marries exceptionally well with smooth, creamy vanilla-fruit-caramel characteristics; slight Scotch whiskey bits at the end. Hoppiness never overpowering, but last forever.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Man, I REALLY liked this IPA!! One of those beers where the looks were deceiving. This was the first of a sampler, so I actually remember it and was coherent (well as coherent as I get) when I tried it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Beer engine. Slightly hazy amber body, minimal carbonation. Apple-sweet start with a smoot orange-rind finish. Stawberry notes. The casking seemed to take a lot of the bite off the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2004
(Beer engine)Off-white head that dissipates. Amber color with v. slight cloudiness. Pine in nose and palate. Assertively bitter, maltiness is there, but masked by bitterness. Oaky and dry, lasting bitterness. Nice, but not their best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 (Beer Engine) Creamy white head that lasts. Amber/gold body. Piney resin aroma. Watery pine taste with some pepper on top and a weird sweet (bread?)finish.


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