Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flavor and/or aroma is hard to find. There is a little, tucked away. And this is the best Hops has to offer. Iíve been to three different Hops restaurants on four different occasions; the food was never anything special, and the beer was always very disappointing. But Iíve always kept an open-mind. Alligator is their best... but itís pretty sad.
Dogbrick (10695) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had to bury my nose deep to get the aroma, and this ale was a little more carbonated than I thought it should be, but it had a great finish and was easy to drink. Definitely their best offering, unless the Lumberjack Oatmeal Stout is in season.
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this drink. I enjoyed a couple with my steak.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramelly, chocolatey and toasty. Crisp and clean with some light fruitines. A surprisingly good brew.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This the best they have to offer. I am always disappointed when I go there
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
great with a meal
boto (2041) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Again, not a bad beer, but nothing that makes it stand out. I wonder why they wonít call it a stout? Maybe they are worried that they wonít sell as much.
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2001
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iíll agree that itís one of their best, but this isnít saying much. Everything is very slight from aroma to flavor. The aroma is slightly roasty with a touch of hops and a smooth finish. I have a feeling this is trying to be a porter.
JoeKnox (100) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THe best Hops has and one of the best any resteraunt has to offer!.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2000
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Probably their best beer. Deep burgundy color, some slight roasted malt aroma and flavor; decent hop presence in the finish; pleasant sweetness. Overall, fairly lightweight, but the one to try at Hops.