BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a standard old pint glass which displays a bright golden and orange hue topped by a fluffy head and very nice lace.
The aroma has a nice layer of grassy andlight piney hope, some grapefruit and clove, and healthy dose of biscuity malt.
The flavor profile is a solid bitterness supported by the pale malts, clean and simple which mades a fine drinking IPA. The finish is a tad peppery and astrengent. <sp> Overall, it is a good IPA and what is wrong with that?
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Golden coloured and hoppy with an orange fruit aroma and flavour. Crisp slightly bitter finish.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
St. Louis Park, MN location. Slightly hazy orange color with a medium head. A difficult to distinguish aroma, but it seemed a little like hops with a grass influence. Lots of bitterness, but of the earthy English vareity. Maybe Fuggles, but not Goldings. A little malt is there. Not bad at all.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big citrus (orange and grapefruit) with some subtle malt sweetness. Copper orange with red and yellow highlights. White, clingy head. Very well balanced. Hops take the lead, but the malt holds its own. Probably the best beer available at any KC brewpub.
KUEric (866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 I was suprised at how sweet this beer was. Was expecting a bitter bite from start to finish, and while it had the finish and aftertaste the mouthfeel flavor was sweet. Definitly some citrus, some floral as well. It had some hops to it, but not a hopheads paradise exactly, I enjoyed it, and felt it was good although I cant put my finger on it but its not the best representation of an IPA.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a medium-dark amber beer witha nice citric aroma. This ale follows with the promised grapefruit hoppiness and medium body. Very good American-style IPA.
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 I guess I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be looking for in a lot of these beers, so my only option is to just try them and see how much I enjoy them. I read a lot of reviews from respected members here, and hear a lot of descriptions of the highest rated beers, and sometimes get confused. My friend’s dad, who is a wine steward, once told me, "If you like something, then it’s good". Well this beer came to me from a beer of the month club that my sister got me as a gift. I thought it was phenomenal stuff, and would recommend it to anyone looking for sharp hop flavor. If you’ve tried Bell’s Expedition Stout, Sprecher Black Bavarian, Dragon Stout or New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, I would put this right there in the list of beers which I felt needed no improvement.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Floral, hoppy bouquet. Cascade or Yakima is my guess. Very pleasant aroma either way. Deep gold, bordering on orange. Delightfully hoppy- not violently hoppy. Nice lacing. A very drinkable beer.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my first stab at a hoppy beer. When my pint showed up, there was little head left but the lacing was great. The aroma, while not too strong, was dominated by the hops. I liked the colour, it was an orangish yellow and was slightly cloudy. The initial taste was very bitter, but it balanced out fairly well with some malt. However the aftertaste was overpowering and was even a bit acidic. I liked the last 1/4 of the beer more than I liked the first 1/4. I’m not sure if this was due to the beer warming a bit, or if I just got used to the bittnerss and hops.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep golden with thick head. Pine, light fruit, though not a lot of nose. Med weight with bitter dry finish. Light fruit, with a overpowering bitter flavor. Not well balanced, better as it warms.