harrisoni (13289) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 2005. Copper coloured. Thick beige head. Sourness and funky aroma. Some good hops on end and some quite bitter chocolate malt.
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(ODBF05) Clear orange bosy with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, and the Legend house yeast. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, light sourness. Pleasant bite lingers. Light-medium body complements the flavor nicely.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a white head and amber/copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. Mild carbonation. Light/medium mouth feel. Easy, smooth.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear amber, whispy white head, light sweet carmel malt aroma with floral hops, a swirl will kick up some fine head and citrus aroma, touch of drippy lace, good hop flavor on a well balanced carmel malt base with just a touch of sweetness, the sweetness grows into a butterscotch character, nice bitter finish
huge sweet grapefruit aroma, no butterscotch
more of an earthy hop aroma, subdued compared to the cask, still no butterscotch
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle grass. Taste is hay and white pepper. Safe.
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Old Dominion Beer Festival 2005... Clear, deep golden ale. Nose is citrusy (grapefruit) with light toffee and caramel notes. Moderately bitter flavor with lots of grapefruit rind. Medium bodied and fizzy with a lengthy, bitter, dry finish.
hopdog (8824) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with dkachur (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, wet grass, horse manure, and toasted caramel. Tastes of toasted malt, wet grass, caramel, and a lighter earthiness.
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. A murky amber coloured beer with a puddly white head. The aroma is sweet and floral, almost herbal in a way. The taste is over-sharp and over bitter. Not very good and possibly infected?
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Whole Food Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a copper color with a very large head, good head retention and thick lacing. Very cascade-ish hop aroma with some subtle malty notes in the background. Taste is earthy and citrus hops with some caramel malt notes. Medium boded. Very straightforward, but solid.
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Any first impressions?
-A lofty head settles over the muddy orange.
-Tropical fruit, wooden hops and caramel malt are bothered by an oncoming pickle juice.
-Citrus fruitiness from the hops and tartness from the yeast farts. Something’s amiss.
-The lively carbonation offers a frothy mouthfeel.
What if you dig digger?
-There is no way to tell on the bottle, but this one must not be young.
-Some saltiness in the back recalls Gose.
-The leafy, citrusy hoppiness, which could be very pleasant, is diseased. Rampant wilderness mocks it.
-I hope these guys figure out what’s happening to their bottles. Their interesting recipes (Imperial Pale Ale, Doppelbock, and now this) are destroyed by time, an obvious sign of earlier problems in the process.
Bottle; no date!