1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From BBB63. Pours to a deep mahogany body with a thin creamy white head. The aroma is pretty hoppy. Piney and citrusy. Spicy hops. The flavor is also spicy and hoppy. Good citrus and pine. A true pleasure. The palate is medium bodied and bitter. Good. Thanks Mike!
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a mahogony color w/ a fluffy white head and some nice thick lacing. Big piney hop aroma some flower petals and a nice carmel malt. Full palate oily and lightly creamy. Flavor is orange and citrus hopo w/ some good pine and light grass hop as well and a balanced piece of carmel. This is a good IIPA.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Livery. This reddish-amber beer poured with a sparse off-white head, eliciting a hoppy, flowery aroma. There is a sharp, but pleasant, hoppy taste that quickly melds with the copious malt content, resulting in a very satisfying and mellow flavor.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Rerate: From the Tosa growler: The flavors seemed even better balanced than before and the mouthfeel is a bit heavier than the first time. Outstanding!
On tap at brewery and served in a snifter:
Murky reddish ornage hue with a small head and nice lacing. The aroma is sugary and hoppy with piney and earthy esters. The taste starts with a snappy hop bite followed by a fruity overtone and a hint of salty quality leading to a dry astrengent finish. There is a enough malt background for proper balance and a sappy nature that is interesting. The feel is lightly sticky and warming, the alcohol is still hidden well within the framework of the brew. This has a lot going for it and shows good promise for the future. Get ya some!