fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rerate due to having a cask conditioned. THIS is what I like to find in a cask - loads of hops and flavor to stand up to the mellowing factor.
Hereís one that I always go for before heading to anything else. A hometown brew done well. Hops? Oh yes! And enough balance to keep me reaching for the next pint ...... oh, bartender ...
legion242 (2089) - 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!
Tejas (844) - 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.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís back! On tap at Uncle Billyís in Austin. Delicious. Nice hop profile as I remember. Great aroma. Nice lingering bitterness in aftertaste. Some earthy tones along with a bit of citrus. Yum.
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.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft, Ginger Man, Dallas. Pours a hazy orange/brown in color with a creamy off-white head and thick sheets of lacing. Aroma is mild (for an IPA) citrus & floral hops. Wonderfully bitter flavor with grapefruit/floral hops dominating. There is a good malt backbone, perhaps a bit bready, and devoid of the typical overload of crystal malts typically found in lesser examples of the style. Hops are the focus of this beer, but they arenít out of hand. Finished clean. Good enough youíll want to grab another pint.
TChrome (1397) - 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.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew was a little different each time I had it. Not to mention you taste things in the end that you donít taste in the beginning. Very complex, keeping your tongue guessing. Live Oak has scored a winnner though.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Fresh hop aromas greet the nose like entering a pine forest. Cloudy pour with amber coloration. Great lasting bitterness that after lingering dissapates cleanly. Very great beer for the style.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Gingerman in West U. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Piney hop aromas. A real nice IPA with good balance. Pine and citrus hop notes kept in check by a sturdy caramel malt backbone. Impressive...