weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to egajdzis for this bottle!
Appears a light copper with a 1 finger off-white head that sticks around for a moment before fizzing out into a small cap.
Smell is of pine, grapefruit, along with some toasty malts and a touch of carameled sugar.
Taste is of the same wonderful aromas, especially for the first half. It fades out slightly for the bottom half but I still think this is a nice brew and absolutley the best bargain out there...between $15-19 per case.
Mouthfeel is slightly chewy, sweet, and just right. Nothing overly complex but very enjoyable to say the least.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to egajdzis. Pours a darker orange/amber with an average off white head. Aroma of floral hops, some pine and slight citrus. Flavor is foral and pine up front. Some sourness and chewy toasted malts. A decent Imperial IPA, but there are a bunch of other ones out there that blow this one away.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 Poured an amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of sticky pine sap, perfume, and citrus. Taste of toasted malts, some caramel, some pine, lots of citrus, most notably grapefruit, but some tart lime as well. Very short finish, unfortunately. It showed alot of potential upfront, but I was hoping it had more of an aftertaste.
kramer (4349) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright clear copper color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that settles to a thin creamy film. Aroma is huge hops off the bat, Iím going to to say Centennial predominates, but no mention of ingrediants on the bottle. Some toasted malt notes as well. Flavor is heavy in hop bitterness but not very complex leading me to believe that this might be a single hopped beer (again Centennial). I feel itís a little lacking in balance, not enough malt backbone to really make this a hefty brew. Some alcohol presence definately felt, Iím going to estimate around 7%. Mouthfeel is just about right for the style, enough carbonation to provide a little tingle on the tongue, but still provides a nice creamy finish. Overall this is kind of a limbo beer, not up to snuff for the serious hophead, but too much bitterness for those who donít enjoy scads of hops. This is a one time offering though and worth checking out, especially for the 15 bucks I paid for the case.