BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade with jbye4334. Pours with a small white head fading over an orange body. Aroma is orange, caramel and grain. Taste is hops, citrusy, some caramel and a bit faded. Medium carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2004: Pours a clear semi-hazy golden with a white frothy head. Aroma is piney and hoppy with a touch of malty sweetness. Mild candy-like, hoppy sweetness and caramel malt flavor throughout the body. Has a crisp, clean, dry semi-balanced finish. A nice IPA, but could’ve used some more balance and a fuller hoppy bitterness.
Ernest (6901) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly malty (cookie), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Fans of citric pine sap cocktails will like this more than me...it’s good for the style, I suppose, but there’s dozens upon dozens of others just like it out there.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from beerandblues2. Pours cloudy copper. Smells of yogurt and tea. Tastes mildly citrussy and tarte. Not much hop presence to speak of. I noticed the cap was a Bristol cap. Contract brewed?
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, via trade with jbye4334, golden amber with soapy foam, aroma of
malty vanilla animal crackers, flavors of hoppy fruit and caramel with a
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange. Irregular off-white topping. Not the most aromatic hops in there. Greenish woodstick flavours, somewhat sweaty and earthy. In mouth, it comes out dry and tannic, certainly earthy, apricot like and above all, reminding me of an old pocket of herbal tea, dull and astringent. Light bodied, fair carbonation. A pretty disappointing example of weak character for its reputation.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Deep red with a solid head and bountiful hop aroma. Awesomely balanced creamy hoppiness. The perfect blend of grain flavors and hops. I love Il Vicino beers, two of which are the only ones I’ve rated as 5’s.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle thanks to BMan1113VR bottled in May) Pours clear orange-yellow with nice bubbles. Nose of pineapple, melon, and light citrus. Taste of bread, medium bitterness, orange oils with a medium-thick body.
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from jbye4334. Thanks Josh! Nose is floral with some citrus notes. Malt is a little doughy with some caramel as well. Not overly aromatic. Pours murky amber wit ha nice head and good sticky thick lace. Medium floral hoppy flavors, light bitterness, doughy malts, soft caramel sweetness, and floral, peppery, light grapefruit hops in the finish. I could see this kicking a lot of ass on draught at the source, but as a contract brew, it is not bad, but seemingly uninspired.
Suttree (5682) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2003 Golden Brown, thin head. Veggie smell. Woodsy, pine flavors, and an earthy finish.