Dogbrick (9351) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 On draught at Flying Saucer in Houston. The beer is a clear bright gold color with a medium and frothy white head that lasts awhile. Sticky patches of lacing. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Medium body with a bitter hoppy character. Notes of sweetness become increasingly prevalent though. Touches of malt and citrus show up too. This finish is dry and bitter hops with a touch of sweet malt aftertaste. Although the beer does not stand out in a sea of decent IPAs, it is solidly above average all around.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iíve liked all of the beers Iíve tried from Live Oak so far, but this one wasnít for me. The hopping on this IPA seemed very unnatural. I got alot of off flavors in this one.
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange color. Solid floral hoppy with balanced malt flavor. ..............................
Derek881 (1047) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On a trip to Houston, I sampled a 5 oz draft serving of this beer as part of the Texas sampler at The Flying Saucer bar downtown. Came out a golden color with some copper tones and a medium white head. The aroma was strong in hops, as expected, with noticeable citrus and fruit notes, some grain, and a bit of caramel malt too. The flavor was a good mixture of sourness and bitterness, with only a faint sweetness. Slightly fizzy and not very thick on the palate.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours clear golden color with a retained off white head. Aroma is nice and brigh being predominantely citrus hops. Flavor is delightfully bitter; citrus grapefruit, freshly crushed fruit. A really enjoyable IPA.
Assurbanipaul (40) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brilliant clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is fresh, juicy hops, lots of sweet orange citrus. One of the best noses of any beer Iíve found.
Taste is a very gentile mix of more mandarin orange with a very light malt caramelization. Lightly sweet, then tart, then sweet again. The barest hint of a pine resin flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium-light for an IPA but never oily. Stays crisp throughout, and since it came to town Iíve been drinking the hell out of it.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I ordered this upon the recommendation of a beer aficionado-y-ish guy ("Tim") I met at the Ginger Man in Austin. This was his favorite Texas beer, and while it is a decent IPA, I would defer to the Full Moon Pale Rye as being my favorite. This beer had a rather lack-luster appearance, but a medium-to-heavy dose of (what I believed to be Amarillo?) hops that imparted an appealing flavor of piney and pineapple-y taste notes.
Appearance of this beer a dull, hazy, pale yellow with a decent fingerís worth of head. Right or wrong, natural or artificial, I find IPAs with a "sparkling" appearance to be much more visually appealing than those with a hazy dullness. Aroma and flavor is a blend of both piney-ness and pineapple flavors. Good taste and smell.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Fort Worth Gingerman. Clear pale copper pour, thin patchy off-white head. Big piney, resiney hop nose. Great mouthfeel Ė medium bodied with active carbonation. Complex hop flavor that covers the gamut Ė citrus , pine, and floral. Overall a solid IPA.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Flying Saucer, Addison TX
Hazy light amber color. Poor aroma. Better the flavor, but nothing exceptional, with a lot of caramel, and the strong hopping is of reasonable quality.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ FS DT Hou: Pours a golden color, cloudy, darker on the top. Frothy foamy white head, good lacing, small bubbles. Nice hoppy aroma. Bitter acidic taste. A bit unbalanced hoppy. Sharp bitter taste. Bitter aftertase.