Darkover (1508) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber color with a big, long lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor of piney/citrus hops and caramel malt. Tangy/hoppy finish.
blankboy (5631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear dark amber with an average size lasting fluffly white head. Great big hoppy aroma along with some caramel malt -- I love it. Flavour’s pretty much the same, lots of hops with some caramel malt to balance it out -- simple but very enjoyable. Alcohol’s very well hidden. Medium bodied. Though somewhat one-dimensional, I couldn’t care less, I really liked it and would love to have it again.
IrishBoy (3690) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle a gift from my son, Enniskillen. Nose of caramel malts and lots of hops, with some citrus thrown in. Rusty color woth a small, rust-tinged head. Flavor was of fresh hops and more citrus hops, almost as hoppy as the Moylans Hopsicle I rated a while ago.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle from hi-time wines)clear red body with a creamy white head.as the head dimenished it left thick webbing on the glass.the first wiff gave me an aroma of caramel malts,citrus hops,and fruit punch.flavor was loaded with ice tea,and citurs style hops.followed by some earth,fruit punch kool aid,and caramel malts.mouthfeel was medium,and the palte was ever-changing.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sweet malt and hops. Copper to red body with an almond colored lace. Flavor is x-tra hoppy with a malt backbone. Similar to an Arrogant Bastard.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another thanks to whoever brought this to the 3rd Richmond Gathering, something new from one of my favorite brewers. Also congrats to starfireming on this, her 100th rating! Deep amber, slight head. Pepsin and pine aroma. Full toffee and cookie malt flavors, but very hoppy as well, pine, bark, pepsin, very, very faint grapefruit. Nice stuff.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opened at the 3rd Richmond Gathering. Ruby-brown body with a light tan head. Great aroma, hops and good fruits. Awesome taste, fruit with honey and hops. Warm ending.
demitriustown (1013) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle thanks to skoisirius for this one! Pours a clear reddish/brown with a nice sized tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is very hoppy, a scent of pine needles, quite aeromatic floral notes, and very light lemon notes. hops comes to the fore front in the the taste, quite bitter, with a very lgiht molassas tone to the taste. Palate is a little carbonated and slightly bitter. Overall, Nice American Strong Ale with definate IPA characteristics. Cheers
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear caramel almost mohogany color with a thin off-white head. Sweet citrus and floral hops aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with a floral hops edge.
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUL 1, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, one of the best "nose’s" I’ve ever smelled out of a bottle! Great off-white creamy head that seems to last. Super sticky lace- all the way down. Man it just coats the glass. Dark amber color. Burst of wonderful hoppy flavor first sip. Man this is it! Even still a nice malty balance. We had it our vertical pale/IPA tasting, last weekend, and it was the winner!
I sure hope this becomes a regular bottling!