gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on draught in Wausau, Wisconsin. Clear and bubbly with a dark yellow pour, this IPA had a thick head, very mild hoppy, flowery nose, heavy on the hops in the taste with roses, but unusually sour in the finish. Not bad, but not my first choice.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Festival Tap: This was every bit an Imperial IPA according to my tastebuds. BIg Piney aroma, firey alcohol at first sip, sweet malts were earthy and chewy. Piney bitter finish laced with alcohol. A big thick beer.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Birght amber colour. Earthy, berryish, lemony aroma. A little thin. Light berry and tropical fruit notes throughout. Not bad.