hopdog (8920) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gusher! When I popped the top off, this one proceeded to erupt on my desk (when will I learn not to open beers up over my desk). Other than pouring all head (off white in color), poured a deeper orange color. Aromas of citrus, a little musty, and a light breadiness. Tastes of bread, citrus, and light caramel. Bready. I really couldnít detect much of a bitterness to this. I would not have guessed this was an IPA.
3fourths (8015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy straw orange color. Bitter and medicinal up front, with some vague orange notes and a slick, bitter, wet hop flavor. Almost turning sour in the finish, and certainly acidic. Turns into something that is not very fun to drink. A 7th percentile IPA for sure.
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured clear medium orange with a tall, rather creamy cap of off-white head.. lots of rising carbonation. Aroma was of dusty... well.. just dust actually... some grassy notes and some caramel sweetness.. but mostly dust. The flavor was more substantial, with caramel and grapefruit meat at the core with dusty grassy and pine bitterness surrounding... not really good, but drinkable. Moderate bitterness and dusty... not too good, but never offensive.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep amber with a thick, frothy cream-colored head. Aroma is dry, sweaty, and musky with a touch of earthy hops. Body almost tastes like there are some additional spices added, like perhaps cinnamon or ginger. Itís either that or some weird type of hop Iím not used to. Tastes more like a winter warmer than an IPA. Has mild, but respectable complexity, but I would like more of a fresh citrusy hop aroma and flavor, than the muddy, holiday-spiced, earthy one this has.
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Bright orangy amber glow with a small but lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has notes biscuit and pale malts, subdued pine and grassy hops, and a dusty yeast ester. The taste is quite a letdown, sharp bitters at the beginning but quickly fades away to a thin chalky finish. Little depth on the palate. TChrome is spot on, forgetable.
drowland (6020) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at a restaurant in Madison. The beer was okay, but the aroma was all pee and the flavor was much too bitter.
Braudog (5739) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy orange with a big pile of small bubbles above it. Grassy aroma. Bitter, earthy beer, with an herbal/citric tinge, but not as fruity as many American IPAs. Good beer.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An okay IPA, but not very exciting. Itís a hazy orange color with a tightly-bubbled, off-white head. The aroma is mainly a citric hop one, orange rind predominating. It has a decent sweet malt backbone, but the hop bitterness dominates the flavor. Not that itís strong, just dominant, with the flavor turning more herbal and earthy. The finish is short and bitter.
beerguy101 (5280) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is malty and citrusy. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are surprisingly nutty and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and piney. NOT a typical IPA, the hoppiness is there, but the malts are more like a brown ale. It make for a interesting/confusing combination. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Flanaganís in Appleton, Wisconsin. Pours a lclear light caramel amber brew with a thick and lumpy white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of slight Ivory soap, some caramel malt and plenty of citrus zest. Taste is light to medium bodied, citrus dry bitterness with some caramel flavor. Finish is slight metalic, dry caramel aftertaste with a slight bitterness that disappears quickly.