YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler. Cloudy amber beneath a frothy white head. Aroma was citrus/hops, malt/dough, flowery. Medium body with a slightly watery texture. The flavor was a refreshing citrus/hops bite softened by some sweet malt notes. Quite good.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Basic caramel-sweet nose with a green pepper / pine hop zest. Nicely blended and balanced combination of woody green pepper and orangey hops with a doughy caramel malt base. Somewhat thin mouthfeel but it fits the strenth of the beer. A nice IPA.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Albuquerque, NM. Hazy red-copper color with little or no head. Fresh hops, citrus peel, and some earth in the aroma. Citrus and earth again in the flavor with some single-layered hops and nice bitterness. Fresh and crisp but not remarkably so. Light-bodied with a certain amount of depth leaving a medium bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Il Vicino’s in Colorado Springs. Pours cloudy amber with ruby and copper hints with a tiny white head; spotty lacing. Huge pine hop fragrant perfumey hop floral aroma. Pine hop and sweet citrus hop flavor with an orange caramel malt body. Spicy and medium bodied palate.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Ernest for this one.Pours a copper color with only a ring of bubbles.
Nose is soft on the hops and a little sweet malt.Nice.This is a gentle and easy to drink IPA.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired in trade with Ernest (thanks!). Poured a darker amber color with a very small sized off white head. Main aroma of pine and peppers with some caramel and grapefruit. Tastes of grapefruit, caramel and some toffee with a peppery finish. A decent IPA but just lacked something I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very resiny sticky hoppy nose. Taste-first note is straight bitter. Then it thins out. Not a whole lot going on here besides bitterness, cardboard, and medium malts. Mildly sweet.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle. pours a light tan with a grey thin head. aroma is sugary sweet caramel. taste is bitter cardboard with a sticky mouthfeel. seems like a lot of crystal malt in this sucker, or something else that reminds me of it. this is too sweet and sticky for me, it is not enjoyable and a lingering corn taste remains. this is not good, but judging by what i see others thought of it, i might keep an eye out to rerate this if i have a chance.
Ungstrup (33405) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[At GABF 2004] A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet and very grassy and hoppy, while the flavor contains lots of hop oils, with a dry grassy end.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks Brock Landers! Nice nose of great pineapple and citrus. pours a nice orange amber with a great haze... this one smells awesome and tastes good too. A little hit of sweetness then into the wonderful hops. I love those Cascades! Decent body, but I would have liked a little more substance to it. Still quite good. Pretty nice beer.