clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy slightly dark orange color with decent body. Dry and hoppy with great hop flavor, but lacking just a little as far as hop aroma. I had never heard of Mountain Sun , but it was reccommended by brewers at Avery and Great Divide following tours of their breweries.
Ungstrup (31416) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy orange beer with a fine but collapsing head, that leaves curtains on the glass. The aroma is very sweet and very hoppy - quite lovely. The flavor is extremely hoppy and flowery with a dry bitter end. A really nice IPA.
3fourths (8788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 Fresh and tingly on the tongue... fresh stinging hops with a thick caramel malt flavor... solid bitterness, woody and nutty at times with a huge musty, leafy hop flavor.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy and rust orange; frothy head. Smooth and thickish, but not heavy. Rich and chalky malts. Very big caramel throughout; sticky-sweet. Pretty big bitterness to complement, though. Hops exuded with pine and grapefruit. Another tasty hoppy one from Mountain Sun.
Ernest (6904) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough/sweat), lightly malty (toasted bread). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Finally a new Mtn Sun beer that is NOT a porter or stout, heh heh. D’oh! It’s an American IPA! Oh well, the mouthfeel and flavor balance are actually pretty good for this style, although the aroma is hops and nothing but (well, there’s some stinky raw yeast smell too). I think hopheads will actually like this fairly well.