Tejas (825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2007 Draught > Gingerman. Woah, I was very surprised at this one. In 2 words >>> Flowery & Grapefruity. Perfect appearance & lacing. I put it 2nd only to Avery 11. Tons of hoppy aroma. Good lasting creamy head. Very smooth on the palate. Iím going back to Gingerman tomorrow to have another; itís that good.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured light copper with a medium tan head...smell is pine and grapefruit...taste is well balanced malt v. hop, with a nice clean sweet bitterness in the finish...good stuff...
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gingerman, Dallas. Clear medium yellow color. Fluffy small bubbled white head. Incredibly sweet bubble gum and sugar hope nose, and a similar flavor. Probably the sweetest IPA Iíve ever had. Very bright pineapple and lemon flavor, similar to Dreadnaught. Sweet candy sugar and citrus/bubble gum hop attack. A little gritty and leafy as well. Light and crisp on the palate. Very tasty but too sweet to drink regularly.
Kevin (2008) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the old monk. another ode to the hop. pours dark tan with a thin creamy head. very hoppy aroma that is more grassy pine than citrus. subdued bitterness that has a surprising amount of sweetness. dry lingering burnt hop taste that does not as bad as that sounds. if the taste was equal to the aroma this would be a stellar beer.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus and pine with a little yeast. Clear and golden with a thin firm white head. Extra smooth with a full body and pleasant bitterness. Strong hop flavor. Nice
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Flying Saucer San Antonio.
golden-orange color with a nice lacing. wasnít expecting much but itís really a nice beer.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap @ The Gingerman. Pours a slightly murky golden color with good head and lacing. Good citrus nose with some nutty/buttery notes. Big floral and citrus flavor with an earthy bitterness that lingers for a while. Nice amount of malt to make it a very well balanced and quaffable beer.
PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Had on tap at Opal Divineís in Austin, Tx. Medium golden pour, decent head, which lasts a long time. Crisp floral aroma, very clean. Crisp clean citrusy flavor with a bit of back end nuttiness. Not overdone, sits just right. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. A most delectable little APA.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy Moly! I was not expecting a whole lot from this one and it blew me away. Loads of grapefruit from what must be Cascade hops. I really felt that this one had a ton of mouthfeel and presence. I am going to go back tomorrow and have another!
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice color and decent head, weak lacing. Lots of hops and on the bitter side, but decent overall. I liked it better than I expected.