ABUSEDGOAT (1938) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: lighter amber color than usual, no head. Aroma is pathetic. Almost no hops. Lighter fruits, some smoke. Thatís about it. Watery, boring, never coming back.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured an amber color with a small off-white head and tons fizzy bubbles rising from the bottom. Light citrus aroma and a good bit of plastic small. Flavor starts with citrus hop then goes to a lightly sour lemon and a plastic and bitter finish. Ok so I return to this rating after letting the beer sit for 40 minutes while I drink better stuff. I decide I might as well finish this one since I donít waste alcohol and the plastic elements are gone. Mostly replaced by light citrus. The beer would get probably 3 more points out of me but I donít let beers "breath" before I drink them so the score stays the same.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from SpringsLicker. Pours a medium amber color. A rocky, off-white head forms and fades to a clumpy looking ring. Good lacing left behind. Aroma is indeed fruity and floral. Bits of caramel sweet aroma also. Lighter side of medium bodied, decent carbonation. Slight malt sweetness is offset by an earthy hop bitterness. Fair, more towards an English IPA in style.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from sampler 12-pack, sampled in a hotel room in Battle Creek, MI. Dull bronze with a nice wisp of head...flowery, perfumy nose (hey, the name fits!) with a hint of vanilla, which shows up in the...rather watery body that offers some nice caramel sweetness, sprucy-cedary hops, really too much sugar towards the indistinct finish. Another Ithaca that suffers at the end, alas.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small white head. Bright amber color with orange hues. Hoppy taste with herba; taste on the backside. Floral aroma. Good beer for a football Sunday.
blankboy (5191) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of me. Pours a clear orange with an average size white head. Wonderful aroma of fresh citrus hops -- oh yeah, thatís how Daddy likes it! The flavour of floral hops and citrus is fresh and delicious. I liked it a lot.
Rerate:Cask at Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY. Not much to add except that Iíd originally given it 3.6 and itís much better then that fresh on cask. Delicious and refreshing.
Gorbalev (2827) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo courtesy of blankboy - shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry and GregClow. Floral hop aroma. Orange in the glass, small white head. Taste has a strong soap like quality to it. Bubbly, frothy mouthfeel. Taste of a lot of soap/butter like hops. A little stale and bottle like. Interesting, but easily the most soap I have ever got out of a beer before.
Lubiere (8335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy gold orange ale with an overfoaming white head (contaminated?). Sweet herbal aroma, with not much hops or citrus to be found. Good malt base with a fairly harsh hop character, with loads of grapefruit but a unpleasant metallic finish muddles the whole thing. Not my type of IPA.
GregClow (2740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo courtesy of blankboy - shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry and tupalev. Orange-amber colour with a large white head. Aroma is quite hoppy and floral - fits the name well, I guess. Taste is well balanced, bit seemed a bit stale to me. Not bad, but Iíve had better.
HogTownHarry (5705) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and Tupalev, bottle courtesy of blankboy. Poured slightly hazy orange with a diminishing white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, acrylic paint, some malt, and wildflower notes. Taste is fairly strong citrusy hops, black pepper, a hint of malt, and, strangely, chlorine (think: swimming pool) - definitely not a sweet finish, although thereís enough light malt to notice. Mouthfeel quite acidic, average body. I liked it, but nothing special. UPDATED - original rating 7+4+6+3+12=3.2 ..... have to update based on several pints at Coleís in Buffalo .... stunningly pungent floral aroma, almost as nice flavour - light body, decent carbonation, long bitter floral/citrus finish, not too boozy - just a terrific pint now, had to re-rate this.