argo0 (12114) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small off-white head atop dead-yeast-filled amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some earthy, tea, light bread/caramel. Medium body, some resin.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at IBGF 06. Hazy copper color with a large off-white fizzy head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate earthy bitter flavor with the same earthy bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting
clear dark gold, big off white head, lots of tiny bubbles, lots of thick drippy lace,
sweet crystal mat aroma with citrus and floral hops,
nice earthy hops flavor balanced by lightly sweet crystal malts, nice citrus character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear, golden ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Terrific retention. This one has that black tea aroma I love... along with a little buttery diacetyl. Also notes of cocoa and crystal malt. More-than-medium-bitter flavor with caramel, more black tea and grapefruit rind. Full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Finishes tongue-numbingly bitter and lasting. A shout goes out to MI2CA for providing the bottle!
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer acquired in trade with BBB63 (thanks!). Poured a medium to dark amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of light pine, flowers, citrus and caramel. Tastes of caramel, butterscotch, and citrus. Medium bitter with a nice malt balance (not your typical overboard bitter IPA). Very good, and Iím glad I had the chance to try this one!
Dogbrick (9444) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Sample at the Beer íN Rock Band tasting on 08/27/2010: Pours a clear orange-yellow color with a medium thin frothy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops aroma plus some malt notes. Medium body with flavors of hops and grapefruit, along with a touch of sweet malt. The finish is hoppy and leaves a short citrus aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
GT2 (9343) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL courtesy of GCurlow. Pours a clear amber with a healthy, off-white head that leaves giant 360 sheety lace. Aroma of custard, butterscotch, Taste is English tea, diacetyl. Drying, bitter finish.
shrubber85 (8998) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-pineapple hops aroma with a hint of celery. Amber color with small head. Initially a slightly sweet pineapple flavor that is quickly overwhelmed by the hops. Long lasting bitterness. Very nice beer on the verge of being an I2PA.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly effervescent transparent amber bronze with a small, clingy-lacing airy white head. Aroma of toasty, earthy, peppery hops and some grainy pale malt. Body starts with some light toasted caramel malty sweetness and good bittering hop balance toward a resiny, drier bittersweet lingering finish. A good to average IPA.
BBB63 (6444) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery: Slightly hazed deep golden hue topped by a nice creamy head and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of piney and aromatic hops, pineapple and currants, roasted and bready malts, vanilla, hop spice, and earthy yeast esters. The taste is bitter but balanced enough with fruity undertone. The finish is lightly spicy, moderately bitter and a touch dry and metallic. The overall feel is crisp with a bit of alcohol and bitter bite but isnít overpowering. I liked this enough to go back and get a growler on my next visit. In a world full of similar American made IPAís, this one stands out. (Borderline IIPA) Two Hearted fans will like this one, hopheads rejoice!